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Study general courses at WEA Sydney in a relaxed and social environment, and central CBD location. Easily accessible by public transport, our high quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors, and offer you great value for money.


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Finding Balance in Life

Life today is full of competing demands on our time and energy. Not only are we expected to work hard and achieve more but also have high quality family and personal relationships. Are these demands holding you back from being a success in your life? You can unlock the door to the life you’ve always wanted and master the strategies for life-long success in all areas — spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally. So accept the challenge to live your life more fully by design... [More]
$125 Limited inc GST / $113
Finding Balance in Life

<p>Life today is full of competing demands on our time and energy. Not only are we expected to work hard and achieve more but also have high quality family and personal relationships. Are these

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

Post Cards From Your Life

Why should post cards only be for tourists? We have many moments in our everyday life that are worth reporting on. Using the form of the postcard, we shall capture moments from the present or past to write about moments in our lives that were special and memorable. Through reflecting in our writing, we shall capture the richness in everyday moments. Student will be required to bring a photo of a special time(s) in their life for this course. COURSE OUTLINE The concept of the... [More]
$110 Limited inc GST / $99
Post Cards From Your Life

<p>Why should post cards only be for tourists? We have many moments in our everyday life that are worth reporting on. Using the form of the postcard, we shall capture moments from the present or past

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

How to Plan the Year Ahead

It’s easy to let each year roll by and look back and wonder why some things have not been done. Get the year off to a good start in this practical course within which you will create your own a personal plan for the year 2019. Even better if you bring your partner so you can work on it together! [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
How to Plan the Year Ahead

It’s easy to let each year roll by and look back and wonder why some things have not been done. Get the year off to a good start in this practical course within which you will create your own a

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Solving Cryptic Crosswords

Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible. Hints, tips and secrets are revealed as the class puts in a combined effort. Anagrams will be unscrambled, synonyms sought, and red herrings demystified. Note: There will be a short break for afternoon tea. COURSE OUTLINE Getting started – what you need to know. General techniques. The typical... [More]
$82 Limited inc GST / $74
Solving Cryptic Crosswords

<p>Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible.

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

Effortless Meditation Technique

Meditation a great remedy for dealing with stress. Yet many people who learn some form of mediation don?t continue maybe because it’s too much effort to still the mind and concentrate on nothing. What if you could meditate with no effort? Effortless Meditation Technique (EMT) is a technique that is easy to learn and enjoyable in its practice. Some stretching and basic yoga moves will be introduced to assist longer bouts of meditation as every round takes the mind deeper and deeper... [More]
$125 Limited inc GST / $113
Effortless Meditation Technique

<p>Meditation a great remedy for dealing with stress. Yet many people who learn some form of mediation don?t continue maybe because it’s too much effort to still the mind and concentrate on nothing.

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

How To Retire In Style Successfully

Learn from an experienced financial planner the principles and strategies to accumulate wealth for retirement, and the legislative opportunities available for people prior to transitioning into retirement. Cover strategies on how to build a tax free income stream in retirement, explore your options and, if applicable, improve your eligibility for Age Pension benefits. Please note the tutor cannot offer individual financial advice within the structure of the course. Note: There will... [More]
$110 Limited GST free / $99
How To Retire In Style Successfully

<p>Learn from an experienced financial planner the principles and strategies to accumulate wealth for retirement, and the legislative opportunities available for people prior to transitioning into

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

Procrastinating Writers - Procrastinate No More!

Are you a ‘non-practising’ writer? Has a lack of time, energy or self-belief stopped you from starting and completing your writing project? Are you trapped within a writer’s block or stuck writing/re-writing the same old chapter? But importantly, have you noticed how discipline alone will not help? Whatever your writing issue, you’re not alone; many writers (both amateur and professional) feel the same level of frustration when not able to follow through with a promise to... [More]
$153 Limited inc GST / $138
Procrastinating Writers - Procrastinate No More!

<p>Are you a ‘non-practising’ writer? Has a lack of time, energy or self-belief stopped you from starting and completing your writing project? Are you trapped within a writer’s block or stuck writing/

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Brain: The Next Frontier - How To Stay Younger Longer

Learn about the brain, how to prevent disease and stay younger longer. Based on neuroscience, this course encompasses medicine, psychology, psychiatry and biochemistry and behavioural physiology. Look at the latest research and partake in practical exercises to help create a healthier life style. [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
Brain: The Next Frontier - How To Stay Younger Longer

Learn about the brain, how to prevent disease and stay younger longer. Based on neuroscience, this course encompasses medicine, psychology, psychiatry and biochemistry and behavioural physiology.

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The Nine Parts of Speech

Anyone who wants to draft good sentences has to know the building blocks of the English language. We decide on the ‘content’ parts of speech – nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs; link them with conjunctions, connectives and prepositions; and add emphasis by using interjections. Discover easy ways to solve the common problems that professional writers and editors encounter. We systematically study each part of speech and complete three exercises. Please bring a blue, red... [More]
$136 Limited inc GST / $122
The Nine Parts of Speech

<p>Anyone who wants to draft good sentences has to know the building blocks of the English language. We decide on the ‘content’ parts of speech – nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs; link

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

Successful Self-publishing - What You Need To Know

If you have ever wanted to write and publish your own book, family history, anthology or ebook but have been reluctant or unsure about how to start, this course will help you towards achieving your amibition. SUGGESTED READING Bruce Welsh Guide to book production Irina Dunn The Writers' Guide Editors Successful Self-Publishing (Hale & Ironmonger) Dan Poynter The Self-Publishing Manual John Kremer 1001 Ways to Market Your Books COURSE OUTLINE Students should bring writing materials... [More]
$225 Limited inc GST / $203
Successful Self-publishing - What You Need To Know

<p>If you have ever wanted to write and publish your own book, family history, anthology or ebook but have been reluctant or unsure about how to start, this course will help you towards achieving your

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