Class  FAQ’s

Got a question about our classes? Great! Follow these steps:

  1. Take a look at the FAQ’s below.
  2. Double check the Terms and Conditions.
  3. Get in touch with our team.

 

I want to book for my friends/partner/other adults, how do I do this?

Wonderful! Our booking platform is a bit challenged in this department, so please follow these instructions carefully:

  1. Before you book, shoot us an email at hello@makerspace.org.au or call 9557 8584 to check there are multiple spaces still available in the class.
  2. You will need to make each booking ONE AT A TIME. ALL THE WAY TO PAYMENT. SO, Enrol + Pay for you. Totally complete the transaction.
  3. THEN, start over and enrol and pay for your friend.
  4. Alternatively, you can set up a linked account for family members so you can pay for them AND so they are actually enrolled in the class.

 

We are working on a longterm solution, but till the booking platform update the feature, please DON’T try to go back and book more places but pay all together – only one of you will show up in the enrolment, and the class may be over-enrolled. We won’t see this issue till your guests turn up, and we may not have enough space or materials for everyone.

 

I’m going to be late or miss a session in the multi-week class I’m booking. Can I make it up?

As per our Terms and Conditions, unfortunately we cannot offer complimentary makeup sessions outside class time or in concurrent or future course sessions.  Instructors are not obligated to catch students up during scheduled class time for missed sessions or excessive lateness.

Why is this? Our classes are booking out fast, making it hard to squeeze in one more person. We work out our maximum class sizes based on the available tools and equipment, and to ensure the best, most enjoyable, productive teacher-student ratios.

 

Do you offer “private classes” for individuals or small groups?

Yes, absolutely. Costs depend on the type of class, and the cost of materials. The price will be influenced by the total number of hours, students and the cost of materials. Most classes have a maximum of 4-6 students, although we can accommodate up to 10 participants in some courses. Get in touch at hello@makerspace.org.au.

 

Can my kids do the class?

Only if you take the class with them – which means buying two places in the course. MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, but we try to make some of our classes open to people under 18, as long as they are accompanied by a participating, paying adult.  We recommend you read more about kids in the workshop here.

Some classes (like casting with molten metal) have a minimum age of 18, this will be clearly written on the class description. Ultimately, approval for a child to participate in any class rests absolutely at the discretion of the MakerSpace staff: We will only refuse access if we think that there is a safety concern, or that you child is going to have a crappy experience. Again, we recommend you read more about kids in the workshop here.

To book an adult and a child into a class, please follow the above instructions for booking a partner/friend/other adult.

A parent or guardian will have to sign the waiver and Terms and Conditions on behalf of their kids.

 

I reckon I’d make an excellent teacher, how do I get involved?

Wonderful, we are always looking for passionate, skilled teachers! Shoot us an email with a brief outline of the stuff you’d love to teach to learn@makerspace.org.au.