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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For any enquiries, please contact us on admin@atwea.edu.au or fill in our enquiry form.

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Atwea College is a qualified, trusted education provider

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Atwea invests in region’s future

As our region continues to move into recovery and renewal, the Atwea College team remains focussed on providing the right education and training support for our community. For more than 100 years, Atwea (formerly WEA Hunter) has continuously provided education in good times and in bad, and it is no different in 2020. As Covid19 […]

Adult Learners Week

Adult Learners Week Awards 2020

While the achievements of the Atwea College community are celebrated annually, in 2020 the Adult Learners Week Awards have highlighted additional levels of resilience and commitment by both students and staff. Atwea College Chairperson, Chris Seysener and Executive Director Rowan Cox, announced five awards on Thursday 3 September at a small (CovidSafe) event and using […]

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Bringing music to the streets

Atwea College has joined forces with the business community to help create live music ambience across the City of Newcastle. Live Spots was launched in August and is a collaborative initiative of the Business Improvement Associations (BIAs) of Hamilton, Newcastle, Mayfield and Wallsend and will see the establishment of four sites initially that will be […]

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COVID Safe at Atwea College

COVID Safe at Atwea College  Atwea College is now registered as a COVID Safe organisation with the NSW Government. This means that Atwea offers a range of accessible and safe learning options for students.  Atwea Executive Director Rowan Cox, said that the organisation moved quickly to ensure that its staff, students and all those who came […]

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Atwea joins The Inclusive 100 movement

At the end of 2019, Atwea College proudly joined Castle Personnel’s initiative The Inclusive 100, to increase employment and the social inclusion of people living with a disability. Today, Castle’s CEO Dianne Hamer, presented a certificate to our Executive Director, Rowan Cox acknowledging our involvement with the initiative. The inclusion pledge that Castle has put […]

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