About Us

Venue: All courses held at the WEA Centre, 59 Gloucester Street, unless otherwise stated. Further details are available for some of the courses and will be given out on enrolment or at first session of course.

Office hours: Monday to Friday: 9.30 am - 3 pm. Office may be closed between 12 and 12.30 for staff lunch. 

Phone: (03) 366 0285  or 0273881179
Email: admin@cwea.org.nz

Members concession: Choose to become a member when you enrol for a course and we will email you your Membership number. Members receive a programme by mail each term and $2 per course discount.
Individual $15 Family $25 Organisations $30 Life $200
The year runs from 1 January - 31 December. Rejoin in each year using enrolment form, online as you register for a course , via the Join us tab or by letter. You may enrol at any time in the year. .

Changes: WEA reserves the right to alter any of the published arrangements either before or during a course, or to cancel a course.

Refunds: We regret refunds are not issued except where a course is cancelled by us. WEA cannot accept responsibility for changes in personal circumstances.

Course material: Personal course material is the responsibility of the individual student. A small charge, payable by arrangement with the tutor, will be made for photocopied notes or materials in cases where it is not part of the course fee.

Payments: Online registration for courses allows immediate enrolment via payment by Credit card/Paypal. This document shows the entire process of enrolling and paying by credit card. It is also possible to Register online and pay via Internet banking or Cheque or cash. These payments need to be approved and funds received before enrolment is confirmed. Cash, cheque and EFTPOS payments are accepted at the office. Credit cards are not accepted unless via online registration.

Internet Banking: If paying by Internet banking please email details of course code, your name and date of Internet Banking to admin@cwea.org.nz

Receipts: can be collected but are only sent if requested. Your enrolment has been accepted unless you are informed otherwise.

Parking: Sorry - no parking on WEA premises except for tutors, or class participants who have a mobility card and have arranged with the WEA office to have a mobility park. Please phone to arrange wheelchair access. The CCC Find a Car Park web page will help you locate parking near the WEA. The Art Gallery car park reopened in November 2016.

Term dates: 

  • Term 1: February - 8th April
  • Term 2: May 9th - 1st July
  • Term 3: August 1st -- 23rd September
  • Term 4: October 17th - 9th December 

Holidays: Usually no classes will be held Easter weekend (including Easter Tuesday), Anzac Day, Queen's Birthday weekend, Labour weekend and Show weekend (including Thursday evening of Easter and Show weekends).

Donations: are tax deductible.

Complaints: Minor complaints about any aspect of the services provided by the Canterbury WEA to be made to the Coordinator. More serious complaints to be made in writing to the CWEA President.

Privacy Concerns: The CWEA  recognises the importance of privacy of personal details and undertakes to protect those which you provide. We also expect that users of our  rooms, attendees at our courses and users of our WIFI will respect and agree to the terms and conditions we impose. By enrolling at the CWEA you are  accepting the terms and conditions of the CWEA . 

WIFI Conditions of Use: Wifi access is provided for some courses and a Conditions of Use form must be completed to gain access to the password. 

CWEA Policies. The CWEA seeks to model open communication and sharing of information. Current available policies are here for viewing.