Established in NSW in 1913, and originally working in partnership with the University of Sydney, the WEA was a movement founded to promote the higher education of working men and women.
The WEA has since grown to become one of the largest and most prestigious adult and community education organisations in Australia and every year attracts thousands of students from all walks of life.
WEA Sydney’s current educational program is very broad and ranges from humanities, languages and arts, to computer, business and vocational training. For those who can’t attend classes in our city-based college, a range of web-based training courses is offered, and in homes throughout NSW, scores of WEA Discussion Groups meet to study and discuss a fascinating range of topics.
WEA Sydney has a corpus of over 250 professional tutors and trainers who are dedicated to achieving quality educational outcomes. Our college is on Bathurst Street in the heart of Sydney and is just two minutes walk from Town Hall station and all the major bus routes. Click here to find where we are. Our classrooms are fully equipped and we have a state of the art computer training facility. We maintain a library with some 13,000 volumes and a range of journal and periodicals. The library is open from 12pm to 8pm Monday to Thursday, and from 10am to 6pm on Friday. The Library is closed on weekends.You can browse the collection by clicking on the following link.
At its heart, WEA Sydney remains a non-profit community-based adult education organisation, and all those who support the ideals of an educated democracy are encouraged to get involved in the governance of the association. You can find out more about the WEA by clicking on the following links:
- Mission Statement
- Education Policy
- Code of Practice
- Student Representation