COURSES - GENERAL INFORMATION
Our courses seek to extend traditional wooden boatbuilding knowledge and skills. They are designed for those seeking recreational experience in relation to wooden boat building or for those wishing to enter the boat building industry. The courses relate to skill development applicable to boatbuilding and/or boat ownership, or are maritime in nature. Whatever your choice, course content relates strongly to the wooden boat culture.
You can enrol in a single Wooden Boat Centre short course or you can enrol in a series of short courses over an extended period that are offered consecutively. In this way you can choose just one aspect of traditional wooden boatbuilding/maritime skills or gain a range of industry skills. Through completion of one of our boatbuilding courses you will extend your woodworking skills whilst working with rare Tasmanian minor species timbers. You will assist to keep traditional skills and knowledge alive and well.
You can also choose to sponsor the build of vessels to be able to take the boat home with you on course completion. Sponsors pay for the cost of the materials + the tuition fee and on completion own the boat.
For a full list of upcoming courses visit here.
Enrolment is on a first come, first served basis. Enrolment applications should be received 30 days before the commencement date of the course, and be accompanied by a 30% deposit of the advertised tuition fee. The balance of the course fee is payable 14 days prior to course commencement.
Numbers in each course are limited to ensure that everyone receives sufficient personal tutor attention. Once a course is full no further applications can be accepted. Applicants, in any case, are advised to call the centre on +61 3 6266 3586 before submitting their application, to discuss course details with Anne, our centre manager.
If a course does not receive enough applications one month prior to commencement, we reserve the right to cancel it and will notify all applicants immediately and refund their deposit and any other payment(s) they may have made for the course.
Some of the courses have a materials levy attached when you will be making an item to take home. Your enrolment application must indicate your inclusion of that materials levy with your tuition fee deposit. The enrolment application is available for download here. You should complete all details of the enrolment application form and return it with your course deposit to:
Wooden Boat Centre Tasmania
3333 Huon Highway
Franklin TASMANIA 7113
Enrolment can be made by mail to the address above, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the Centre.
Payments are preferred by direct deposit - see enrolment form for bank details.
Most courses are run on weekdays, 8am to 4.30pm five days per week. We break for 30min for lunch and 15mins for morning and afternoon tea. Your instructor will induct you to the boatshed workshop and to the tools and equipment required for used during your course.