Accessible learning for all walks of life

Whether for fun or to enhance your skills for your job or career, we have a course for you.

At Atwea College, you can enhance your work skills, complete high school or maybe learn something just for fun.

At Atwea College you can choose from hundreds of education programs.

Atwea College is a qualified, trusted education provider

Atwea College (formerly Workers Educational Association – Hunter) is one of the largest providers of community based adult learning in NSW.

From innovative learning programs to niche skills training, Atwea provides our students with flexible and innovative courses and accredited courses. There are literally hundreds of learning options available at Atwea. Classroom, practical, outdoors, online or in your workplace… the choice can be yours.

From qualifications to courses that are just for fun, Atwea has a team of expert teachers, trainers and tutors that are sure to add great value to your learning experience.

Some of Atwea College’s programs have positions available that are funded by the NSW government. More information about this government funding can be found in the Smart and Skilled and Adult and Community Education sections of the Training Services NSW website.

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Atwea College is a qualified, trusted education provider

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Skills training

Hospitality Certificate helps Ricki-Lee achieve career goals

Ricki-Lee Paul recently completed her Certificate III in Hospitality at Atwea College, a course she was encouraged to take by her current employer as they saw potential in her and wanted to see her further her knowledge and skills in the industry. “My job provider got me into the course with Atwea College, and as […]

Adult Learners Week

Alesco Student of the Year 2021

Annelise Brown Annelise came to Alesco Cooks Hill to start Senior 1 at the beginning of 2020. Prior to this Annelise had been home schooled. She has flourished in Alesco’s learning environment. As unpredictable as 2020 was Annelise achieved excellent results and always maintained positivity, even during uncertain times.  As a senior leader in 2021, […]

Adult Learners Week

Atwea College Student of the Year

To celebrate Adult Learners Week 2021, Atwea College will be hosting their annual Adult Learners Week Awards on Thursday September 9. Meet our nominees for Student of the Year! Amanda Dawson Amanda enrolled into to this Certificate III Individual Support (Disability) course with determination and willingness to commit to the course and to achieve a […]

Adult Learners Week

Atwea College Tutor of the Year 2021

Jaimie Adamson It is our pleasure to recommend Jaimie Adamson for Outstanding Tutor of the Year! Jaimie sets high, but not unreasonable, standards for her students and gives them the tools to succeed. Students are motivated and her successful teaching techniques are reflected in her student’s results. Jaimie has a gift for making her students […]


Science benches on their way in Australian first

We are so excited to announce, in partnership with the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation and IPC Irwin, Alesco has officially ordered seven brand new mobile science benches for each of our campuses! And they are now officially on their way Down Under. The benches were originally designed with consultants from the UN for a United […]

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