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Atwea welcomes new trainer Tristan Forbes

Tristan Forbes is our newest staff addition to The Creative Arts Space in Hamilton. Teaching the Music Skill Set and the Certificate III in Music Industry, Tristan combines a mixture of core and elective units that assists learners to achieve their goals and contextualize how they can fit it into their own strengths. Tristan endeavours […]

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Passionate about providing learning support

Assisting students during their educational journey is the main purpose behind Atwea’s Student Support Services (SSS) unit. Particularly during the pandemic, this unit has played a vital role in helping students ensure their learning goals are on track in order to enter into positive, long term employment. Ben Parsons joined the team as a Student […]

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Atwea student wins 2020 Student of the Year Award

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has announced the winners of the 2020 Community Education Student of the Year Awards that took place on 25 November via Zoom and involved about 120 people at more than 20 locations along the east coast of Australia. Atwea College student Kristal Barlow won the 2020 Community Education Student of the […]

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Anti-Poverty Week 2020

Atwea College and Alesco Senior College are proud to be taking part in activities that raise awareness for Anti-Poverty Week 2020. Anti-Poverty Week runs from 11th – 17th October 2020 and throughout this week we will be sharing information under the theme ‘Breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Education’. By bringing poverty to the forefront […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Atwea Student named Australian Student of the Year

Carmel Kentwell lives by the motto ‘It’s not worth letting life get you down, you just need to keep going!’ and her journey is a shining example of overcoming life’s hurdles. Carmel grew up in the NSW country town of Warren, near Dubbo, in a lower socio-economic area where she had limited access to educational […]

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Unlocking potential – A new name for a new start

ATWEA College was launched on 5 April 2019 and unifies the organisation’s seven campuses, almost 100 staff, thousands of students and hundreds of courses and programs across the Hunter and Mid North Coast.

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