Bamboo Basics Byron Community College

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Bamboo Basics

Bamboo Basics
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Write basic workplace information (FSKWTG03)
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
  • Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG01)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

One of the most intensive “hands on” bamboo courses available in Australia.

Bamboo Basics is an introduction to bamboo. In this short course you will learn how to harvest and maintain mature bamboo lumps and how best to propagate and grow different species. You will also learn the basic craft techniques to join, split and weave bamboo to make some simple items.

Come along and be part of a team in this course. Held at the Mullumbimby Community Garden with Julianne Hartman and Sharon Gibson. Julianne is a pioneer of bamboo building and craft in Australia and helped set up new industries in East Timor and other countries.

Entry Requirements

  • No previous experience or knowledge is required

Course Duration & Hours

  • 10 weeks duration
  • One day (Thursday) of classroom per week 9:00 – 3:30pm
  • Delivery location: Mullumbimby Community Gardens

Course Fees

Fees are fully subsidised for eligible students, a resource fee applies to all enrolments.

  • Subsidised Fee: $0 (plus resource fee of $100)
  • Full Fee: $300 (plus resource fee of $100)

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Call our office today to see if you are eligible on 02 6684 3374.

What to bring

  • Pen and paper
  • Own lunch and refreshments
  • Enclosed shoes and a hat
  • Soft gloves
  • Enthusiasm!


From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the USI website and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.

Important Information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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Course testimonials:

  • Great course. I can't imagine a better hands-on introduction to bamboo and how to use it.
  • 5 stars
  • Such a wonderful course, I wish we had more time together. Jules is fantastic