Remade for Trades

Remade for Trades is a free program for women.  It is designed for women who’ve experienced a range of challenges in life and who would like learn about and then move into a secure, well-paid job as a skilled tradeswoman.

If you’re interested in the next program, register your interest below and we’ll email you with future event details. 

If you’re interested in partnering with us to run the course locally,  register your interest below.

What’s It All About?

Remade for Trades is a flexible short course designed to support women into trades careers. We engage women to provide relief, support, counselling, connectedness and a transition to employment and financial security

The program is typically delivered within 4 workshops that involve:

Workshop 1Get to know each other and the purpose of the program.
• Begin forming meaningful relationships with peers.
• Learn about the landscape of the trades industry.
• Discuss resilience in a workplace context.
Workshop 2Use ‘Try a Trade’ hands-on resources from Mas National.
• Price up a job and create a quote using ‘Try a Trade’ resources.
• Use existing and new skills to participate in trades-related activities.
Workshop 3Meet tradeswomen from different sectors and ask questions to understand pathways into different trades.
Workshop 4Take the next step into attaining a trade career.
• Receive application support.
• Connect individually with Mas National to receive tailored support.
• Take the next step in career journey.
Post-WorkshopsBegin mentoring relationship. Secure employment or training. Complete White Card in partnerships with Victoria University.

Upon completion, you will have:

  • Built awareness around the variety of roles that exist within the trades industry
  • Understand the pathways into those roles
  •  Taken steps to pursue a role or further training within trades
  • Connected with employers or training providers that ensure gender-safe, secure workplaces 

The support doesn’t stop at the end of the workshop series! You will be connected to a mentor for the next year whom you will meet with once per month. Your mentor will be a current tradesperson who offers guidance and support around professional development.

In addition, we will provide ongoing support and membership as you settle into your new work opportunity. We partner with employers and others to ensure a viable pathway for women and ensure gender-safe, secure workplaces and ongoing commitment to gender equality and relief for women experiencing disadvantage and distress.

Register your interest and we’ll email you future event dates in your area or check out our Event Calendar.

Who Should do a Remade for Trades Workshop?

Are you a woman seeking financial security and a career you enjoy? Have you experienced challenging circumstances in life?

We welcome women of all backgrounds and focus on supporting indigenous women, women of refugee or asylum-seeking and CALD backgrounds, women with disabilities, and women experiencing challenging family and financial situations.

Our program is completely free and if you experience a barrier to accessing the course, such as the cost of transport or getting childcare, we may be able to help. At the workshops you will join a local group of women receiving training, peer support, mentoring, and employment connections to help them achieve financial security in a trades career.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Program Partners 

Habitat for Humanity Australia

Victoria University

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation

City of Wyndham 

City of Maribyrnong

The Isabel Sims Endowment/Perpetual

Tasmanian Government


Contact Us

Is Your Organisation Interested in Becoming a Partner?

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