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Lifestyle Courses

Offering our community over 400 courses per year, WEA Hunter and WEA Coast Lifestyle courses provides the widest range of courses for fun, new skills or skill enhancement. In this day and age people who learn something new want the experience to be fun and combined with a quality product and WEA Lifestyle Courses students can be assured of that!

Each class has clearly defined learning outcomes, is run by people with expertise or loads of experience and is designed to allow learning to both mean something and be fun.

In our busy lives finding a work life balance can very difficult, but we believe that enhancing your experience through access to learning value adds to our quality of life. It’s your time – enjoy it!


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Creative Writing

Have you always wanted to write but not known where or how to start? This course offers carefully designed exercises to ingnite your creative imagination, transform your experiences thoughts & emotions into words, and teach you skills to enrich your writing. There will be opportunities to read and discuss your work in class and look at where to go from here. Who might be interested in this class? People with an interest in writing fiction or creative non-fiction. Requirements: Pen... [More]

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Latin Beginners 3

This class is a continuation of the Latin Intermediate course. Reading of a novel written entirely in Latin (Hans Ørberg’s Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata – Familia Romana) will be continued. The novel was written specifically for those learning Latin and can be read from beginning to end, even by very beginners. The vocabulary and grammar become gradually more detailed as new concepts are introduced. The text tells the story of a Roman family in the 2nd century A.D.; numerous... [More]

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Japanese - Beginners Level 2

An Introduction to the Japanese language! This course is ideal if you would like to learn a language in a supportive & friendly environment for the purposes of travel or leisure. Take your first step towards learning the Japanese language today. Please note: Students must have completed Japanese – Beginners Level 1 Requirements: Note paper & pen At WEA Hunter we offer a wide variety of Business, Lifestyle & Leisure courses at various locations throughout Newcastle and the Hunter... [More]

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Spanish - Beginners

An Introduction to the Spanish language! This course is ideal if you would like to learn a language in a supportive & friendly environment for the purposes of travel or leisure. Take your first step towards learning the Spanish language today. Learning outcomes: With the guidance and knowledge of our experienced tutor, you will be able to hold short conversations with by the end of this course. Topics covered may include: Alphabet & counting Manners & introductions Rules of grammar... [More]

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Italian - Beginners

An introduction to the Italian language! This course is ideal if you would like to learn a new language in a supportive & friendly environment for the purposes of travel or leisure. Take your first step towards learning the Italian language today. Learning outcomes: With the guidance and knowledge of our experienced tutor, you will be able to hold short conversations with by the end of this course. Topics covered may include: Alphabet & counting Manners & introductions Rules of... [More]

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Japanese - Beginners Level 1

An Introduction to the Japanese language! This course is ideal if you would like to learn a language in a supportive & friendly environment for the purposes of travel or leisure. Take your first step towards learning the Japanese language today. Requirements: Note paper & pen At WEA Hunter we offer a wide variety of Business, Lifestyle & Leisure courses at various locations throughout Newcastle and the Hunter Region. Course enrolment must be accompanied by a fee; we are unable to... [More]

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Classes held in Newcastle! The Standard MHFA course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are experiencing or developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. This course may be beneficial to Emergency Services personnel, Teachers, Nurses, Case Managers as well as family members and carers. Developing mental health problems covered: Depression Anxiety Psychosis Substance misuse Mental health crises... [More]

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Basic Sewing

Learn Sewing Techniques in Newcastle! This course will cover learning to use a sewing machine, reading and understanding pattern catalogues, basic sewing skills, simple garment construction and learning basic repairs and alterations to garments. Learning Outcome: Learn to be confident to alter or make a garment of their choosing. Learn how to thread machine & bobbin. Learn how to read a pattern, layout of fabric & determine what size you really are in sewing terms by taking... [More]
$280 Limited inc GST
Basic Sewing

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French - Beginners

An Introduction to the French language! This is a course for adults learning French for the first time or for those wishing to revise basic skills. Introduces conversational French at a basic level, for use in a variety of social settings. Ideal for travel & leisure purposes Learning outcomes: This course will enable participants to converse in simple French for basic communicative purposes. Learn how to greet others in French Ask for directions Understand prices Ask simple... [More]
$280 Limited inc GST
French - Beginners

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Tap Dance for Beginners

Improve your coordination, have fun and exercise all at once! Beginner tap dancers will be introduced to basic rhythmic combinations and develop their speed, accuracy and general tap technique. Learn progressive short choreography and develop your coordination whilst performing short routines as part of a group. At the end of the course, you will have the option to perform in our Creative Arts End of Term Showcase. Requirements: Please wear enclosed shoes Please note: Participants... [More]
$160 Limited inc GST
Tap Dance for Beginners

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.