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WEA Sydney Summer 2010 Enrol now:

How to enrol • Choose your course(s) • Note course fees, times & dates • Turn to the Enrolment Form on the back page • Read the Conditions of Enrolment • Enrol by phone, fax, email, internet, post or in person and pay your fee • See page 31 for details General enquiries: (02) 9264 2781

We are bombarded with images every minute of our lives, it sometimes seems, whether it’s advertising, shop windows, T-shirts, notes flashing on our computers, or the build-up of noise from the media. How can we plot our path through this combination? Here are some thoughts from adult education commentator Rachel Thomson, recently published in the September 2009 edition of Adults Learning: “Media messages influence us as individuals, but they also affect our families, friends, communities and society. Media makers convey specific messages but people receive and interpret these differently, based on their own prior knowledge and experience, their values and beliefs. What we see and hear from the media, from digital sources, shape our sense of reality and our understanding of the world around us.

Where to find us We’re located on Bathurst Street in the heart of Sydney, between Kent and Sussex Streets. WEA is just 2 minutes’ walk from Town Hall Station and the George Street buses. Several parking stations are nearby. All courses are held here unless otherwise specified.

“More and more of us are realising how important it is to have a digital framework that is open to new people and new perspectives; that elevates human values over commercial concerns; and that serves the requirements of citizens today and in the future. The need to develop our critical awareness is also increasingly recognised, as is the ability for all of us who consume media to evaluate the quality and veracity of the messages we receive.” WEA Sydney’s style of adult education is a steppingstone towards this ‘critical awareness’. Our mission statement (on page 31) emphasises our commitment to providing courses which develop our students’ ‘knowledge, understanding and skills’. Education isn’t just for jobs or workplace skills development – we learn throughout our whole lives to interpret, to analyse, to criticise, to understand. What better way to continue this journey of knowledge than with a WEA Sydney course this summer term? Look through the following pages, and I’m sure that you will find something to fire your imagination. Michael Newton Executive Director

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Become a member Have you ever thought of becoming a WEA Sydney member?

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In an era of declining government support for adult and community education, your membership provides tangible support for the association and entitles you to stand as a Representative of Individual Members on the WEA Sydney Council, the association’s monthly democratic forum. Membership only costs $10 a year and includes 2 special free members’ lectures with refreshments, and priority mailing of course catalogues. Call (02) 9264 2781 for details.

Student Representative Benefits Students enrolled in current WEA classes can nominate as Student Representatives on the WEA Sydney Council. Council meetings are held in WEA House at 5.30 pm on the third Friday of every month. If you become a Student Representative and attend any 3 Council Meetings you’ll receive a Course Enrolment Voucher worth $65. Attend more meetings and gain more vouchers! Pick up the “Why Not Get Involved” leaflet in any classroom or in the WEA ground floor Enrolment area.

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Hawkesbury River Exploration ANDREW AHERN BSurv(Hons) Meet at Brooklyn Railway Station.

Exploration of Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury River commenced very soon after the arrival of the First Fleet. The river was to become home to new settlers who’d help make it become the breadbasket of the fledgling colony, as depicted on TV in ‘The Colony’. Using copies of original charts and other documents, navigate parts of the River onboard a 6.1 m Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat. For those interested in exploration and history. Additional dates will be added if required.

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The Importance of Being Oscar – A Wilde Night

A chance to sample some of WEA’s finest tutors, talking about selected special topics, for one session only. Light supper included in fee.

SUSANNAH FULLERTON BA MSc(Arts)

A Spectacular Night in Ruins: The Pacific Basin PERRY CELESTINO MA

Visit some of the world’s greatest archaeological ruins and monuments. Begin in Thailand at the great ruins of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai; then the fabulous Angkor Wat in Cambodia; to the little known Nan Madolin in Micronesia, a strange city built on a coral reef; then to the fabulous stone figures of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) exploring its culture history and archaeology. On to Mesoamerica and the fantastic ruins of Mexico, Teotihuacan, the Yucatan and the awesome Mayan ruins of Tikal in Guatemala. Finally visit the mountains of Peru and survey the primary Inca sites including Machu Picchu. A fantastic visual experience with over 300 slides. 1 meeting 6 pm – 8:30 pm Fri Feb 12 $39 Course No: 01HM001

An Evening in Strasbourg and Dijon ROBERT FORGACS MA (Hons) PhD

Examine the beautiful cities of Dijon in central France, with its wonderfully rich heritage due to the dukes of Burgundy, and Strasbourg, capital city of the province of Alsace, noted for its striking architecture and strategic position of the Franco-German border. Visual material accompanied by appropriate music of the period, ranging from the Middle Ages to the mid 20th century. 1 meeting 6 pm – 8:30 pm Fri Feb 26 $39 Course No: 01HM003

One Night in Varanasi JULIAN DROOGAN BA (Hons) PhD

Varanasi, the most sacred city of India, is sometimes called the oldest living city on earth; age certainly shows on its romantic, timeworn buildings. Here the Buddha gave his first sermon, ambassadors from classical Athens and Rome gave court to great kings, and mystics practised their meditations. Sinking majestically into the murky waters of the holy River Ganges, Varanasi is the city of Shiva, Hindu god of destruction and transformation. The haunt of Yogis, the aged and pious, traditional craftspeople and Western spiritualists looking for a place to ‘find themselves,’ Varanasi is much more than a city. In its very structure it embodies the philosophy of Hinduism and the soul of India. Explore a few of its many layers. 1 meeting 6 pm – 8:30 pm Fri Mar 19 $39 Course No: 01HM007

Oscar Wilde once claimed, “I have put my genius into my life, I have put only my talent into my work”. Look at both the life and work of one of literature’s most fascinating geniuses. The fame and scandal of Wilde’s life, and the wit, versatility and sheer delight of his writing are illustrated by lecture, discussion and film. 1 meeting 6 pm – 8:30 pm Fri Feb 19 $39 Course No: 01HM002

Napoleon’s Josephine in Paris DAVID MILLAR MA (Hons)

Josephine, born in the West Indies, bore two children. She experienced the French Revolution, and was almost executed by ‘Madame Guillotine’. Widowed, she traded her favours to support her family until she eventually married Napoleon. Having an eye for decoration and fashion, she turned ‘Malmaison’ into a fine house. Here she established a unique garden, with plants and animals from all over the world, including Australia. Meanwhile, Paris was beginning to emerge as a new city. 1 meeting 6 pm – 8:30 pm Fri Mar 12 $39 Course No: 01HM006

A Night in Cairo RICHARD MOLE

Cairo is one of the great cities of the Middle East. Join us for a virtual tour of its landmarks and history. An introduction to the wonders of Cairo and the splendours of Egyptian and Middle Eastern architecture, art and culture. 1 meeting 6 pm – 8:30 pm Fri Mar 5 $39 Course No: 01HM005

Australia’s Emerald Isle: The Irish in Van Dieman’s Land PETER MOORE LLB DipArchivAdmin

Before the end of convict transportation and the name change to Tasmania in the 1850s, Van Diemen’s Land received over 14,000 Irish prisoners, including ‘gentlemen convicts’. How did they relate to the island? Look beneath the surface of public history for the Irish personalities and elements that constitute the IrishTasmanian legacy. 1 meeting 6 pm – 8:30 pm Fri Mar 26 $39 Course No: 01HM004

1 meeting 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Sat Feb 20 $98 Course No: 01WK009

Mythic Creatures in Science, Art & Literature In association with the National Maritime Museum Location: Museum Theatre, National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour.

These creatures are common to most societies’ belief systems, story-telling traditions and pictorial representations, but they’re not totally figments of the mind. Palaeontologist Robert Jones (Australian Museum) describes the dinosaurs whose fossilised remains first kindled the ancients’ imagination; Dr Alastair Blanshard (USyd) talks about classical monsters and their impact on western culture; Dr Bernadette Masters talks about the significance of mythic beasts in European mediaeval literature and art; and Dr Khanh Trinh (AGNSW) discusses the various symbolic meanings of the dragon in East Asian art. After morning tea, stroll to the Chinese Gardens to see representations of some of these symbols and return to the museum to view the exhibition Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids, organised by the American Museum of National History, NY in collaboration with ANMM, Sydney, The Field Museum, Chicago, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec and Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta. 1 meeting 10 am – 2 pm Thu Feb 25 $39 Course No: 01HM010

Cruise Forum: Pearling and Whaling – Buttons, Baleen and Blubber In association with the National Maritime Museum Location: Museum Theatre, National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour.

Both occupations were highly hazardous involving long periods at sea. They sourced basic necessities for the many and luxuries for the few. Pearl shell buttons preceded plastic, whale oil provided light long before gas, and baleen plates made corsets. The cultivation of pearls made jewellery more available and ambergris, from whales, was used in perfume. John and Verity Norman, authors of A Pearling Master’s Journey, detail the history of the pearling industry in Western Australia (1886–1942) and Robert Holden, author of The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: the life of the Australian whaling captain, William Chamberlain: a tale of abduction, adventure and murder brings to life whaling’s adventure and drama. Inspect a diving suit and helmet, harpoon and pearl shell items, then view the Harbour’s whaling sites onboard a heritage ferry. Picnic at Chowder Bay, now Clifton Gardens. Then board the museum’s pearling lugger John Louis. Cost of entry, cruise and lunch included. 1 meeting 10 am – 2 pm Wed Mar 3 $60 Conc $55 Course No: 01HM011

Sydney Arcades and Rowe Street JOAN LAWRENCE

Time slip to the 1950s when Sydney retained its historic arcades and unique Rowe Street. The French are credited with the creation of modern arcades, and ‘The Arcades Project’ of Walter Benjamin is touched on before the creation, history and personalities of Sydney’s vanished arcades. It’s a nostalgic story; many will have memories of these areas and bohemian Rowe Street which vanished in the early 1970s. Morning tea served. 1 meeting 10 am – 12:30 pm Thu Feb 11 $39 Course No: 01HM020


4History & Literature History Highlights of Middle East History DOUGLAS GOLDING MA PhD

‘World peace is impossible without peace in the Middle East’, many historians argue. Yet, in the 14 centuries since the first Muslim migration to Medina, the Middle East has experienced recurrent conflict over land, water and oil. Go behind the key events to consider the role of some extraordinary people and extraordinary places in this unfinished story. 8 meetings 2 pm – 4 pm Mon from Feb 8 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM012

Sex Working in Australia ROBERTA PERKINS BA(Hons) DipEd MA(Hons)

Commercial sex work (‘prostitution’ in official documentation) in Australia has a long history that began with the arrival of English colonists more than 2 centuries ago. Today, Australia has the most diverse laws on sex working in the world, from heavy criminalisation in some states to virtual decriminalisation in NSW. Throughout this 200 year fluctuating history, the sex industry has produced many colourful characters and fascinating situations. As well as reviewing this amazing history, examine sex workers’ social lives in the late 20th century through to the 21st century. In addition, a representative of Scarlet Alliance will be present and speak. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 13 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK013

Sydney’s Forgotten Railways JOHN OAKES BA DipTeach (Australian Railway Historical Society, NSW Division)

An underground lake beneath the Botanic Gardens and overgrown cuttings and culverts near the Royal National Park are just some of the features of the forgotten railway system of Sydney. Join our enthusiastic lecturers from the Australian Railway Historical Society on a journey through the origins, operations, politics and demise of Sydney’s proposed and abandoned railways. Excursion included to Helensburgh, Sat March 20. 5 meetings 5.30 pm – 7:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 $122 Conc $110 Course No: 01HM014

The Silent Cinema FRANK McNAMARA

Examine the myths and legends of the early days of film – some of the most creative and imaginative films ever made were made within the limitations of early film technology. Come and meet some of the large personalities whose names still resonate today: Cecil B De Mille, DW Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and many more. Europeans such as Fritz Lang and King Vidor are also examined. Development of film, film technologies and techniques (cameras, special effects, acting techniques) are traced. 8 meetings 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Tue from Feb 16 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM015

Revolution to Belle Epoque – France 1789–1914 JOSETTE ACKAD MA(Hons) DipEd CELTA

From 1789–1914, France experienced 7 political regimes. It was also enriched by the Romantic, Realist, Symbolist and Naturalist schools in literature; and their counterparts in music and the arts. The names of Hugo, Balzac, Baudelaire, Delacroix, Chopin, Saint-Saëns, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec are immortal and universal. An overview of the interlocking strands of the new movements while focusing on the leading French figures in literature, the arts and music. 10 meetings 11 am – 1 pm Mon from Feb 8 $208 Conc $182 Course No: 01HM028

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Great Hoaxes and Forgeries of History DAVID LEWIS BA (Hons)

Japan: An Insight into Modern History and Culture

A hoax can be a simple trick, or it can change our perceptions of science, history, society and culture. Examine 4 hoaxes with far-reaching consequences. Ossian shaped Scottish identity and literature – yet far from being old epic poetry, it was written by James Macpherson, the man who claimed to have discovered it. Art forgery is a multi-million dollar business, and the best forgers have built a career on forging – occasionally works of a forger match the prices of the original. The Zinoviev Letter, it is said, cost the British Labour Party government in 1924 – who forged it? And why? Finally, the Shroud of Turin is examined: is it a holy relic – proof of Jesus’ resurrection – or a medieval or later hoax? Examine the evidence from both sides, and draw your own conclusions.

NATALIA BORISOVA BA

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More Irish Biographies

10 am – 4 pm Sat Mar 13 $86 Conc $77 Course No: 01WK016

‘O Say Can You See?’: The United States and Nationalism KATRINA SELIG BA (Hons) LLB

Why do you see so many American flags flying in ordinary suburban streets in the USA? What makes American patriotism unique? It’s been said that, as befits a nation of immigrants, American nationalism is defined not by notions of ethnic superiority, but by a belief in the supremacy of US democratic ideals. What influences have there been to make American patriotism different? Consider the Cold War, resulting in the Korean and Vietnam wars. How significant was 9/11? What is the ‘Great American Dream’? Discuss immigration to America from the Civil War and beyond. The initial isolation of WW1 to II is also examined. 8 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM018

Four South East Asian Cities SANTANU GUPTA BA (Hons)

South-East Asia is a melting pot of cultures, languages and religions inherited from ancient civilisations like China and India. The region has had its share of turmoil, with much of it under colonial rule for decades and suffering the shattering impact of Japanese occupation during WW2. Look at the fascinating mix of cultures, languages and religions in 4 of the major cities in the region: Jakarta, Bangkok, Singapore & Kuala Lumpur. 8 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Wed from Feb 17 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM022

Two Areas of Early Sydney JOAN LAWRENCE

How well do you know Sydney? Examine the area of Cadman’s Cottage, West Circular Quay, Sydney’s oldest building, and the lives of convicts John Cadman and his wife, Elizabeth Mortimore. In Week 2, study the south-eastern corner of King and George Streets, where once a grand house stood, followed by various businesses. Discover the people associated with these areas. 2 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Thu from Feb 18 $73 Conc $66 Course No: 01HM021

Luther, Gutenberg and the Birth of the Propaganda Machine JURGEN LAWRENZ BA(Hons), MA (Hons) PhD

Johannes Gutenberg, man of invention and commercial enterprise, put the first printed Bible in the marketplace. But Martin Luther, man of God, saw its potential for reaching the masses and stirring them up. He was the first, and still one of the greatest, master of propaganda and demagogy on the grand scale, reaching every parish, every household with his idea and incendiary prose. 6 meetings 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 $142 Conc $124 Course No: 01HM024

Japan now often leads the way in the organisation of the new global order, but to outsiders it is captivating but enigmatic. Examine social and political history as well as economical and military developments of modern Japan. Begin in the early Tokugawa period in the 17th century to the beginning of the 21st century. A critical history of how Japan has come to be where it is today; how from an isolated rural society Japan transformed into an enormous economic power with colossal international weight. 8 meetings 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM023

PETER MOORE LLB DipArchivAdmin

Explore the great issues in Irish history through the lives of braces of women, heroes, politicians, rebels, and exiles. Assess their relative impacts by comparing and contrasting their careers across 400 years. Some succeeded, some failed, yet they grip the imagination still – and become more than historical facts but mythological figures. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 20 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK017

China: From Manchus to Mao RAMA LAWS PhD

China has always fascinated and frightened Europeans. Legendary Cathay had fixated Europe for centuries. But in the 19th century the European powers tried to carve up China for their own benefit by treachery and violence. However in the 21st century foreigners employ more subtle skills of diplomacy and trade for a share in China’s growing prosperity. During the last 200 years China has weathered dynastic change, revolutions, and much disturbance, natural and man-made. A survey highlighting the major changes of this Asian giant! 8 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Thu from Feb 11 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM030

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Macquarie’s Kingdom ALMIS SIMANS

It all began in colonial Sydney. Cutlasses, pistols, hangings and floggings. The slapping of ships’ halyards in Sydney Cove. Narrow, cobbled, dirty roads. Soldiers, traders, sailors and settlers. Rum shops, greasy steak houses and mean hovels. From this early 19th century melée, Lachlan Macquarie began to mould and develop a social and civil infrastructure from the shabby one that existed in the penal colony into a future nation we now know as Australia. Explore the transformation of Sydney and her environs during Macquarie’s period 1810–1821. Look at the explorations Macquarie undertook to establish the colony and lay the foundation for a future Australia. (Course text Macquarie’s Kingdom included in fee). 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 13 $117 Conc $107 Course No: 01WK029

Ancient History A Glimpse of the Greek and Roman World JOHN COOMBS BA (Hons)

The achievements of the Greeks and the Romans are an important part of the foundation of modern Western Civilisation. The two cultures dovetail in such a way that they are normally studied together. Look at some interesting aspects of the Greek and Roman world, considering in particular its influence on the evolution of the modern world. 8 meetings 2 pm – 4 pm Fri from Feb 12 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM036

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The Camino: The Pilgrim’s Journey to Santiago de Compostela ALMIS SIMANS

Travelling the Road to Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of St James are said to be buried, is one of the oldest and most interesting journeys in Europe. The idea of pilgrimage seems to touch a chord in us and pilgrims on the road to Compostela are as taken with the journey as with the destination. These days, pilgrimage is an exciting and challenging opportunity to depart from our usual lifestyles and experience the world beyond the horizon. Ever wanted to go on a pilgrimage, but reluctant or unsure about how to start? Look at the preparations and the practicalities required for a journey across Spain along the ancient Camino Frances. Includes a walk to St James’ Church, King St. (Course text Santiago – walking the pilgrim path included in course fee). 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 6 $117 Conc $107 Course No: 01WK031

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Ireland – Celtic to Christian: 700 BC to 700 AD PETER MOORE LLB DipArchivAdmin

For 1,400 years Ireland was a potent Celtic realm, dynamic if turbulent, with a sophisticated people and culture. Compare culture, politics and social order before and after Christianity took root in Ireland. Did the new order destroy the unique spirit of Celtic Ireland, or harness Celtic vitality to Roman purposes? Trace Celtic Ireland’s emergence under Early Christianity into the world of Greater Europe. 8 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM037

WEA Sydney is a voluntary, independent, not-for-profit adult education organisation. Its mission is to provide adults with stimulating and varied educational activities which develop their knowledge, understanding and skills. Special emphasis is placed on providing opportunities for the serious and objective study of the arts, humanities and sciences. Since its foundation in 1913, WEA has been governed democratically by its students and members through the WEA Council and its Board.

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Ever thought of becoming a WEA Sydney member? In an era of declining government support for adult and community education, your membership provides tangible support for the association and entitles you to stand as a Representative of Individual Members on the WEA Sydney Council, the association’s monthly democratic forum. Membership only costs $10 a year and includes 2 special free members’ lectures with refreshments, and priority mailing of course catalogues. Call (02) 9264 2781 for details.

The Vikings

The Roots of Civilisation in Iran

GENEVIEVE MILTON MA DipEd

TOBIN HARTNELL BA (Hons) MA (Hons)

Think of ‘Vikings’ and the words pillage and plunder come to mind. Examine the 3 centuries of European history that were dominated by the Vikings. Discover that there was much more to the Vikings than simple piracy. They were voyagers, migrants, explorers and traders – these fascinating aspects are our focus.

Understanding the roots of Modern Iran involves tackling its 3,000 year heritage as a centre of literature, science, religions, and artistic design. The mountainous terrain of Iran long supported a nomadic society that is very different to western ideas of civilisation. These same mountains became refuges of different ideas and cultures that are as often in competition with the rest of the Middle East as in agreement. As a result, to understand Iran requires an understanding of its unique environment, cultural trajectory, and internal development. 4 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 $105 Conc $92 Course No: 01HM038

A Day in Sicily MICHAEL NEWTON MA

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The great island of Sicily is a true crossroads of the ancient Mediterranean, linking East and West, North and South, Italy and Africa, Christian and Muslim. An illustrated introduction to some of the spectacular evidence of Sicily’s varied past, from the remains of Semitic Phoenicians, the colossal stone temples built by the ancient Greeks of the 6th Century BC, lavish Roman mosaics and theatres, and the vivid architectural and artistic styles created by the conquering medieval Normans, all set in lush, spectacular countryside. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sun Feb 28 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK034

A Day in South Italy

8 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM033

Rome’s Golden Age: From Trajan to Commodus MICHAEL BIRRELL PhD

The historian Edward Gibbon described the 2nd century AD as ‘the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous’. The accession of Trajan in AD 98 marked a new phase in the history of the Roman Empire. It was a period of confidence and prosperity with Rome expanding to its greatest extent. Emperors like Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius were adopted by their predecessors and gave the state 80 years of good government, magnificent buildings and remarkable wealth. The accession of Commodus in AD 180 broke this pattern of adoption, and ushered in a period of decline and civil war. 1 day

10 am – 4 pm Sat Feb 27 $86 Conc $77 Course No: 01WK040

A Day in Bronze Age India JULIAN DROOGAN BA (Hons) PhD

Southern Italy is a harsher version of the more famous North, but its ancient history provides a fascinating contrast to both the Etruscans and Rome itself. An illustrated examination of the arrival of the Greeks, with their magnificent temples, interaction with local peoples, Rome’s conquest, the spectacular remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the competing influences of different medieval Mediterranean powers – Islam, the Byzantines and the Normans. Hill villages, deserted sites, the Amalfi Coast, local cultures – all capture the spirit of Italy, south of Rome.

During the age when the pyramids were being built in Egypt and the Mesopotamian Kings ruled out of Babylon, India was home to a third great Bronze Age civilisation. Only discovered by astounded archaeologists in the early 20th century, the Indus Valley (or ‘Harappan’) civilisation was the largest and one of the most sophisticated of the ancient world. It’s also the most enigmatic. Its writing system has still to be deciphered, its cities are being laboriously excavated, and new sites are constantly being discovered as far afield as Afghanistan and the surrounds of Mumbai. Discover the current state of our knowledge says about this fascinating culture, the ancestor of Indian civilisation.

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9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sun Mar 21 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK035

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 13 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK063


6History & Literature Literature Bond, James Bond: A Social, Cultural and Literary Phenomeno DAVID LEWIS BA (Hons)

The publishing and film phenomenon of Ian Fleming’s creation has been prominent for over 50 years. Meet the character, the world (both fictional and real) from which he came, and the enigmatic and fascinating man who created him, Ian Fleming. As well as examining some of the writings, we also look at the various film interpretations. Why has Bond remained popular? 1 day

10 am – 4 pm Sat Feb 13 $86 Conc $77 Course No: 01WK041

Shakespeare’s Three Best Loved Comedies JOSEPH CASTLEY BA

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, its imagination as brilliant as the magic everywhere at work in it; As You Like It, its romanticism as winning as the down to earth shrewdness that pervades it; and Twelfth Night, its mature sense of life and of love as engrossing as the lives of its strikingly imagined people – looked at together, these 3 much-loved comedies offer an altogether richer experience. 9 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 $188 Conc $164 Course No: 01HM042

Introducing Poetry YVONNE DOWNS BA (Hons) MA MEd CertIV

Poetry is often considered to be the most beguiling and most challenging of literary forms. So how exactly do we ‘read’ a poem? In fact, we don’t just ‘read’ a poem. We have to see it, hear it, and above all feel it. Explore how the language, form and music of poetry work to create meaning and effect, and read some of the best examples in the English language. 6 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 $164 Conc $144 Course No: 01HM074

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First Introduction to Philosophy

Philosophy & Religion

JURGEN LAWRENZ BA(Hons), MA (Hons) PhD

God Conversations TANIA HARRIS MA (Min) BEd Cert IV TAA

Everyone wants to know their future! From the beginning of time, people have sought to know their fortunes, consult with the spirits and see beyond the natural world. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, prophets talked face to face with God, had visions of heaven and saw the rise and fall of kingdoms. How did God communicate to people in biblical times? Does he still speak today and is it possible to hear his voice? 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sun Feb 21 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK044

Awaken Your Dreams TANIA HARRIS MA (Min) BEd Cert IV TAA

Our western world is waking again to the power of dreams. Psychologists and scientists have begun to explore dreams as a tool for unlocking the secrets of human personality. Throughout history, people from all cultures and religions have believed dreams to be powerful and clever messengers. An overview of the nature and function of dreams with a focus on the Judeo-Christian tradition. Learn how to understand the mysterious language of your dreams! 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 6 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK045

8 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01HM048

Professional Ethics DRAGO HELER BA(HONS) MA

In recent years a growing demand by governments, clients and the community for ethical behaviour in public and private organisations has led to the increasing development of Codes of Ethics. But what purpose do they serve? Can they regulate professional practice? Should they be enforced? Can whistleblowing be safeguarded? Are they really about morality, or viability? How are such issues as confidentiality, honesty, manipulation and accountability to be judged? How are individual interests, organisational loyalty, and public interest to be balanced? Examine corporate business activities and case-study a number of professions. 8 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01HM049

Applied Philosophy – What is the Good Life?

The Five Pillars of Islam

DRAGO HELER BA(HONS) MA

SUSANNE GLOVER PhD MTh BD (Hons)

Explore how we should live, and the recent growth of interest in professional and applied ethics. Do humans have a responsibility to others, and if so, does it extend to the insane, the infirm, the unborn, and non-humans? In seeking to bridge theory and practice, look at practical issues concerning rights and authority; and discuss contemporary moral dilemmas about abortion, euthanasia, war, the treatment of animals and the environment, government propaganda and business advertising, and individual and social morality.

Islam is a major world religion. Mosques and minarets are distinctive landmarks in most capital cities of the world. An introduction to the religion and cultures of Islam. Explore the basic tenets, as well as controversial questions, such as the role of women in Islam and the Moslem engagement with the West. 8 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM046

The Golden Age of Greek Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle

Five Classic Films of Faith

KERRY SANDERS BA(Hons) PhD

DOUGLAS GOLDING MA PhD

Russell claims that ‘Western history is a footnote to the Greeks’. Plato and Aristotle are the 2 most important philosophers in the Greek tradition; understanding Western philosophy is firstly understanding these 2 foundational thinkers. Study both in detail, including their differing theories of metaphysics, ethics, political theory and epistemology. Also examine the contemporary uses (and abuses) of their ideas and whether they’re still relevant to the issues facing our 21st century world.

Presenting 5 very different but equally memorable films from the 60s and 70s – 2 from Britain, 2 from the US, 1 from Australia – which deal in a variety of ways, from drama to comedy, with some significant issues of religion in daily life – conscientious objectors, creationism, the limits of charity, Aboriginal spirituality, and the ‘historical Jesus’. Start each meeting with a short introduction to the theme(s) of the film, view the film (or at least significant sections of it), then discuss some of the issues raised in the light of current concerns. Limited numbers to allow for discussion.

Start from scratch with such elementary questions as: Why and where did philosophy begin? What agenda does it pursue? How does (or can it) affect our lives – our daily beliefs, religion, politics, science and the nurture of humanity? A non-technical introduction for anyone who feels ‘there must be more to life than making money, having children and dying’.

8 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Fri from Feb 12 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM047

8 meetings 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm Thu from Feb 11 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM050

The Narrative of God: Torah and Irony ROBERT TILLEY BA MA BD (Hons) PhD

Central to Torah is the commandment that forbids humanity making an Image of God, and yet in Genesis God Himself makes an Image of God, and it is humanity. There are similar ironies in Torah, all of which confound our too easy reading of the Bible. Explore implications of this for our understanding of God and faith. 8 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM051

5 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Mon Jan 18 – Fri Jan 22 $122 Conc $110 Course No: 01HM094

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• Politics & Current Affairs • Psychology • Aboriginal Studies • Science • Fine Arts & Crafts Potential tutors should have high level academic qualifications and suitable teaching experience (to adults or at university level). Call 9264 2781 for an application form.

Discussion Group Program – home study for groups The WEA Discussion Group Program is based on the formation of small, friendly home-based groups – minimum 6 people, maximum 15 – wishing to meet regularly to discuss and learn, and enjoy the active exchange of ideas.

What courses are on offer? Over 100 courses are available, from history, fine arts, philosophy, religion, literature, poetry, travel and drama. Brochure for 2010 available now. Phone 9264 2781 and ask for the Discussion Group Coordinator.


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Psychology Introduction to Psychology MARGO AMMIT MA(Psych)

Psychology is the science of behaviour. What makes people do what they do, the way that they do it? Learn about psychology as a science, and as the foundation for techniques of psychological analysis. Explore basic techniques in psychology, learning processes, decisionmaking, personality theories, motivation and the development of values and attitudes. 8 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01HM052

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6 Paths to Wellbeing and Happiness EVE BARBOZA BA(Hons) MAPS Cert IV

Yearn for a better life and wonder whether you can be happier? Can you make more positive choices in your life? The emerging movement of ‘Positive Psychology’ may provide answers by examining how we as individuals can take simple steps on a regular basis to achieve more wellbeing and authentic happiness in everyday life. Explore how we think and act, how we relate to the world and others and how we find meaning in our life. A satisfying life is within the reach of everyone. 8 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mon from Feb 1 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01HM053

Jungian Psychology and the Heroes Within Us EVE BARBOZA BA(Hons) MAPS Cert IV

Archetypes provide the deep structure for human motivation and meaning. When we encounter them in art, literature, sacred texts, advertising – or in individuals or groups – they evoke deep feeling within us. These imprints, hardwired in our psyches, were projected by the ancient people onto images of gods and goddesses. 20th century psychiatrist CG Jung called them ‘archetypes’. Building on Jung’s work, Carol Pearson created a system of 12 archetypes that put a human face on the meaning structures that are correlated with individual development and journeys to wholeness. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 20 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK054

Creative Freedom at Work and Life EVE BARBOZA BA(Hons) MAPS Cert IV

Change in today’s workplace is fast and constant, and we all have to adapt to it. Organisations are not made of bricks and mortar, they’re made of individuals. Increase your innate ingenuity, intuition and awareness to become a catalyst for positive change in your life and in your workplace. Explore why imagination and curiosity are the keys to success and satisfaction at work and in life. Through powerful self-awareness exercise and practical tools, discover hidden reserves of power, vision, intuition and passion, and learn to use them effectively in business. Develop a personal philosophy of excellence that sustains you, whatever your future 8 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Wed from Feb 3 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01HM073

Social Sciences Exotic Peoples, Early Travellers, Naturalists and Ruins PERRY CELESTINO MA

Anthropology became a science during the Victorian Age of Travel. This was when Europe had colonised the world and was seeking to explain the origins of the world’s peoples and cultures. Follow the exploits of the travellers, scientists and writers who made classic journeys in the 1800s. These were mostly based on the model of naturalist Charles Darwin. They surveyed the world and its peoples and finished the world map as we know it. Fully illustrated with PowerPoint and DVDs. 8 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01HM058

Understanding Personal Ethics MANDY LAMKIN

Awareness of our personal ethics and the principles that underpin their integrity reinforces our purpose and supports many other aspects of both our private and professional lives. Discover compelling ways anyone can relate to ethics and resolve dilemmas. Through analysis, group interaction and specialised tools, create an individual benchmark for ethics that’s personally empowering and professionally valuable. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 20 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK059

Australia’s Landscapes and Ecosystems GRAEME APLIN BA (Hons) DipEd MA PhD

Australia is full of natural wonders. Many of these are unique – there are natural features which are not found anywhere else in the world. Whether it’s an outback setting, in the bush, on the great plains, in the ocean, or in one of the mountain ranges, this continent never stops surprising, amazing and enchanting observers. Explore the unique landscapes and ecosystems of Australia. 8 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM060

Understanding Economics SIMON GENTRY BA (Hons) MIntS

Christmas & New Year Holidays

An understanding of economics can help fathom the GFC – the Great Financial Crisis – the worst since the Great Depression. Australia suffered relatively lightly compared with the US and Europe, nevertheless unemployment soared and incomes fell. Why do crises occur so regularly? What can be done? How does economics work? No maths, no jargon. Plenty of time for questions.

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8 meetings 2 pm – 4 pm Mon from Feb 8 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01HM072

Land Theft in the Pacific KIRK HUFFMAN BA(Hons) DipEth

One of the effects of colonialism and globalisation is the dispossession of land of local native groups. Examine these effects while looking at the peoples most affected. 1 meeting 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 27 $57 Conc $51 Course No: 01WK061

Pigs, Mats, Shells and Money in Modern Melanesia KIRK HUFFMAN BA(Hons) DipEth

The traditional economies of the peoples of Melanesia (PNG, the Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia) have served them well for centuries – pigs, mats and shells. The recent introduction of the modern Western freemarket economy has brought problems and introduced ‘poverty’ into societies where none existed before. Since 2004, Vanuatu has promoted an immensely successful series of traditional alternatives. These approaches, likely to spread through Melanesia, are viable alternatives to ‘the modern way’ and as such, expose holes in modern economic theory and practice. As Melanesians possess a quarter of all the languages and cultures of the world, this is definitely not a minority viewpoint. 1 meeting 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 27 $57 Conc $51 Course No: 01WK062

Unravelling India SHEELA SREE KUMAR BArch MBA DipJourn

India, the land of diversity, is like an intricately woven carpet in myriad hues and patterns. It’s one of the most religiously diverse countries and is the birthplace of several major world religions. Most festivals in India are religion based celebrating the birth of the popular Gods and the victory of good over evil, and are characterised by their colour, gaiety, enthusiasm, prayers and rituals. Unravel the exotic variety that makes India a storehouse of fascinating practices. 1 meeting 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 20 $57 Conc $51 Course No: 01HM104

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Focus Asia: East Timor at 10 Years SIMON GENTRY BA (Hons) MIntS

East Timor has now been independent for 10 years after 24 years under Indonesia and 3 years of traumatic birth. How is it doing: socially, politically, economically? Relations with near neighbours Indonesia and Australia are critical. How are these? An in depth look at our nearest neighbour. Morning tea included 1 meeting 10 am – 12:30 pm Fri Feb 19 $39 Course No: 01HM083

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Science

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Making Sense of the World: The Scientific Method Reviewed TIBOR MOLNAR

We once believed that the stars revolved on crystal spheres; that thunderbolts were hurled by gods; and that everything was made of air, earth, fire and water. We now know we were wrong, but the contemporary view is hardly more encouraging: we’re now invited to believe that the Universe started with a Bang, that matter and energy are interchangeable, and that everything is made of some mysterious quantum foam. So, are we right this time? And how do we know? 10 meetings 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 $208 Conc $182 Course No: 01HM055

Science All Around Us JOHN AUGUST BSc (Hons)

Examine the science all around us, part of our everyday life. Why is wet sand darker than dry sand, and the head of beer white, while the beer itself is brown? Consider numerous aspects of science in everyday life, gain a richer view of the world around you – and be able to apply science in understanding the things that you do, and the decisions you make. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 27 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK057

Hands On Night Sky MELISSA HULBERT BSc (Hons) In association with the Powerhouse Museum. Course Location: Sydney Observatory, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney.

How do you identify planets, stars and constellations? With the help of a suitable torch and a yearly sky guide that you receive, learn how to find your way around the night sky. Choosing and using your own own telescope ia also discussed. Sydney Observatory’s telescopes and other resources are used to reveal the basics of astronomy. No prior knowledge is needed. 6 meetings 6 pm – 8 pm Wed from Feb 10 $157 Conc $143 Course No: 01HM056

Music Appreciation Opera: The Stuff of Myth and Legend VIRGINIA McGILL BA DipEd ATCL BMus (Hons) PhD

Myths and legends are a treasure chest of material for drama. Composers and librettists recognised this at the beginning of the 17th century and the inspiration carries forward through the 20th century. Celtic legends of Tristan and Lancelot are outweighed by the works of Ovid, Virgil, Homer, and Sophocles who write stories peopled by such as Orpheus, Ulysses and Electra. Great literature enhances our appreciation of great operas. 8 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Wed from Feb 10 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM067

The Great Sopranos MURRAY DAHM BA MA (Hons) MLitt

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The soprano voice and the music they sing are some of opera’s best known music. Opera’s leading ladies are usually sopranos: Traviata, Butterfly, Leonora, Isolde, Brunhilde, and many more. Almost without exception, every opera has a soprano – several, or indeed many. Examine the soprano voice in its many guises (coloratura, lyric, dramatic etc), their repertoire and some of the greatest artists of the recorded era. Extensive use of recordings and video footage. 10 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Thu from Feb 4 $208 Conc $182 Course No: 01HM068

Chopin and Schumann LEONARD BURTENSHAW PhD

Commemorate the bicentenary year of the birth of Chopin and Schumann, and celebrate their careers and contributions. Against the backdrop of the Romantic era, hear some of the piano masterpieces of Chopin (‘the poet of the piano’), as well as study his 2 piano concertos. Examine Schumann’s literary contribution as a music critic, as well as sampling his music. Special study includes his Carnival Op. 6 (for piano) and his Spring Symphony. 8 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM069

Monteverdi and di Lasso: Music of The Late Renaissance and Early Baroque Periods ROBERT FORGACS MA (Hons) PhD

Study the life and music of 2 of the most important and influential composers of the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods: Orlando di Lasso and Claudio Monteverdi. Trace the careers of both composers in such centres as Rome, Munich, Paris, Mantua and Venice, and study their sacred and secular works: Masses, motets, Vesper psalms, chansons, madrigals, canzonettas, and most significantly the birth of opera. 8 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM070

Four Swinging Mornings with the Big Bands EWAN MYLECHARANE BPharm BScPhD

With the USA and indeed the whole world in the depths of the Great Depression, the Big Swing Band concept was born. Music for dancing, music to inspire the nation, a hothouse and a showcase for an extraordinary group of talented musicians whose names are still familiar today: Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Glenn Miller, Count Basie and more. Notes provided for each session. 4 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Fri from Feb 12 $105 Conc $92 Course No: 01HM098

The Genius of JS Bach SUSAN DEAS BA BMus AMusAMMus MMTA

The composer of some of the most famous works of the classical repertoire, Johann Sebastian Bach has influenced perhaps more composers than any other figure in classical music. But he lived a quiet life, surrounded by the family he loved, and little-known in greater musical circles. Examine Bach’s life and music, illustrated by portraits, readings from his letters, and examples of his music. No musical knowledge necessary. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 20 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK099


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Isaac Hayes is Dead: Another Soulful Saturday

Music in Action

Fine Arts

PERRY CELESTINO MA

Magic of the Harmonica

Happy Wanderers: Australian Artists on the Move

Soul music is the basis for much of our popular music today. From the American South’s gospel music and the plantations’ field songs, it was developed by early pioneers such as Ray Charles and James Brown and then crossed over to mainstream music in the 1960s. Explore, see and hear some great soul music, follow its development and see how it’s influenced modern R&B, rap and pop. See some rare performances just released on DVD from Ray Charles and Otis Redding, to Wilson Pickett and of course Aretha Franklin. With the passing this year of Isaac Hayes and the recent passing of James Brown and Wilson Pickett,this is a pertinent tribute! ‘A great soulful day!’ 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 13 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK071

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The Lost Generation of Romantic Symphonists

JURGEN LAWRENZ BA(Hons), MA (Hons) PhD

Bernard Shaw praised Goetz’s symphony as ‘better than Schubert’; Hans von Bülow told composer Draeseke his 3rd Symphony was the best since Beethoven. And what do we know of Spohr, Bruch, Sinding, Reger, Schreker, Dohnanyi? We can’t even make an informed judgement today – the music is virtually unknown. But music lovers owe it to themselves to discover some of these treasures, which sank into oblivion mostly from prejudice. Lots of music, background information. Note: lunch not included. 2 meetings 10:30 am – 2:30 pm Mon Jan 18 & Tue Jan 19 $105 Conc $92 Course No: 01HM093

Capital Cities of the World: Rome, Paris, London, Vienna and Berlin

JOHN McDOUGALL

Want to play this most magical of popular instruments? Well, you can! Designed for beginners, you don’t need to read music! A structured, systemised approach by our experienced and award-winning tutor takes you through every aspect of the chromatic harmonica. Learn to play any tune, any style, whether jazz, folk, romantic or foottapping songs for camp fire or bush – and special ‘wow’ effects! Suitable harmonicas may be purchased from the tutor at a discounted $149. The limitations of a 10-hole Blues harp make it unsuitable for this course.

FRAN LESTER DipArtMA

The descendants of Australia’s white colonisers felt their isolation keenly, and were eager to return to Europe to see and experience that ‘from whence they came’. Thus began a tradition of artistic travel that continues to this day. Look at some Australians who journeyed in search of their muse. Some went to Europe and never returned; many returned with much to impart; others travelled to remote areas of Australia and found inspiration there.

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8 meetings 1 pm – 3 pm Fri from Feb 12 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM064

Drumming for Fun

City Portraits: Florence, Ferrara, Ravenna and Bologna

CLAUDIA CHAMBERS BA DipEd

ROBERT FORGACS MA (Hons) PhD

Come join us for a fun and inspiring morning of drums, hand percussion and games. All welcome, especially beginners. Introduces rhythm, percussion and drumming in an accessible and fun way – there are opportunities to play together, learn, make music and enjoy! Course fee includes hire of hand percussion including Spanish cajons (box drums). Wear comfortable clothes, preferably jeans or trousers for ease of holding and playing instruments.

The art and architecture of 4 of Italy’s most beautiful, historically significant cities: Ravenna’s early Christian legacy; Bologna, the seat of Italy’s oldest university; focus on Florence, the cradle and ideal city of the Renaissance; then Ferrara, justly famed for the beauty of its Renaissance heritage.

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sun Feb 28 $118 Course No: 01WK075

1 meeting 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Sun Feb 14 $73 Conc $66 Course No: 01WK076

Fun with Spanish, Latin and Flamenco Rhythms CLAUDIA CHAMBERS BA DipEd

An ideal way to release stress from the week at the same time as learning about and playing Spanish, Latin and Flamenco rhythms. Broken into simple steps using fun and easy to learn methods, everyone is guaranteed success! Why not come along with a friend and get into the groove? Course fee includes provision of all hand percussion, including Spanish cajons (box drums). 1 meeting 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Sun Mar 14 $73 Conc $66 Course No: 01WK077

8 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01HM065

Romantics to Post Impressionists DEBRA PEARSON BA GradCertCommMCA

French Impressionism, major turning point in modern art, reacted against the Romantics, Pre-Raphaelites and Realists and grew out of their developments. The Post Impressionists, currently on exhibition in Canberra, still impact on contemporary artists. View slides of the works (content & technique) of masters like Constable, Turner, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Matisse; discuss how history and circumstance affected their lives. 7 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Fri from Feb 12 $159 Conc $139 Course No: 01HM066

Australian Art and Artists

ROBERT FORGACS MA (Hons) PhD

GARRY DARBY BA MA PhD

Come on a musical and artistic journey of 5 of the great capitals of the world. Wander through Rome, marvel at Paris, stroll through historic London, be captivated by Vienna and amazed in Berlin.

Study some of this country’s finest paintings; discuss the lives and works of Australian artists from colonial times to today: Dobell, Drysdale, Nolan, Boyd, Whitely, Preston, Cossington Smith, Rees, Martens, some outstanding Aboriginal painters, and much more. One session is held at the Art Gallery of NSW.

5 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Mon Feb 1 to Fri Feb 5 $122 Conc $106 Course No: 01HM096

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7 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Tue from Feb 2 $159 Conc $139 Course No: 01HM088

Join a WEA Sydney Club or Society WEA Sydney is a not-for-profit members-run organisation, and this philosophy flows into the clubs and groups that operate under its wing.

WEA Ramblers & Naturalists Club Christine Bridle 9949 6406 or Nancy Paton on 9437 1609 or www.wearamblers.org.au

The WEA Ramblers and Naturalists Club provides walks for over 400 members, running every weekend throughout the year. Walks range from rambles around the suburbs or harbour, to hard bushwalks in National Parks, from the City to as far as Lithgow, Terrigal and Killalea. Midweek walks every Wednesday, occasional Tuesdays/Thursdays. Annual events include the Harbour Circuit on 5 consecutive Saturdays, 4 interconnecting walks from the Quay to Manly, Five Ferries Walk, Poets Walk and a Christmas get-together in December. Also tours of the State Library, the Opera Centre and of St Patrick’s Church – something for everyone!

WEA Sydney Film Society

Monthly Writers Group

John Burke 9280 3376

Carolyne Bruyn 9550 5892 or cbruyn@ihug.com.au

The WEA Film Society is Sydney’s most established film club. With screenings every Sunday, and projection ranging from 16mm film prints to DVDs, over 80 feature films are presented throughout the year. Special themes are examined, foreign films flicker in the dark, and the full glory of film is explored, again with renowned guest speakers.

WEA Theatre Discussion Club Nancy Little 9743 5362 or John Meers 9130 4222

The WEA Theatre Discussion Club meets fortnightly to view and discuss the wonderful range of theatre productions that Sydney features, from top quality box office plays to small scale local groups. Meetings feature wine and cheese, and guest speakers from the world of theatre.

Every four weeks, a small group of dedicated writers meet at WEA House. Calling themselves The Monthly Writers Group, participants review each others’ work, share stories, plan future work, and provide support to nurture the creative spark of writing. So join a WEA Sydney club or society – there’s more to life than just watching the days go by!


10Educational Tours & Walks Walks Sydney: Behind the Scenes MAUREEN FRY First Meeting: ABC, 700 Harris St, Ultimo (meet in foyer at 9.45 am).

An opportunity to see more of the places that interest us. We all like to watch and listen to ‘our’ ABC – come along to see how it works. The ancient Egyptian story of Ani is set out in the beautiful work of Raynor Hoff at the Freemasons’ Chapter Meeting Room. At the Shepherd Centre, hearing impaired children are taught to listen and speak – a joyous place to vist. Entry fees included. 3 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Tue from Feb 16 $98 Conc $90 Course No: 01HM078

Discover Your City and its History MAUREEN FRY First Meeting: The Moore Steps at the Northern End of Macquarie St at 5.30 pm.

A delightful time in summer, at the end of the day, to take 3 leisurely strolls of Sydney’s history from 1788 to today. Visit Macquarie Street, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the site of the First Farm, Government House, the State Library, the Rum Hospital, the Nightingale House, grand statues, interesting architecture and lots more. 3 meetings 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm Mon from Feb 8 $96 Conc $88 Course No: 01HM079

Art in the Churches ROBIJN Z ALEXANDA DipArt BA DipArtH Meet at 8.50 am for 9.00 am departure at WEA House, 72 Bathurst St. Return approx 5.30 pm.

Visit and explore churches in outer Sydney; St Patrick’s rebuilt Cathedral in Parramatta, designed by Aldo Giorgula, has commisioned contemporary art; Historic St Thomas stone church in Mulgoa is in a bush setting. Hopewood Health Centre is renowned for delicious vegetarian food. Also in Mulgoa is the small Schoenstatt Shrine. St Luke’s Church in Liverpool was designed by Francis Greenway and is one of the oldest Anglican churches in Australia. Morning and afternoon tea included, but not lunch.

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Viva Leichhardt! LINDA NELLOR In association with Co.As.It. Meet at Casa d’Italia, 67 Norton St, Leichhardt.

To many Sydneysiders, Leichhardt is little Italy, but how did this inner west suburb become the home to Italian migrants? What culture and history did these post WWII migrants bring? Does Leichhardt still move to Italian rhythms? Enjoy a walk investigating Leichhardt’s Italian icons, old and new, followed by a typical Italian lunch at a Norton Street restaurant. Cost of lunch included. 1 meeting 11:30 am – 2:30 pm Wed Feb 24 $58 Course No: 01HM084 OR 1 meeting 11:30 am – 2:30 pm Fri Mar 26 $58 Course No: 01HM085

Italian Artists in the CBD LINDA NELLOR In association with Co.As.It. Meet at 10.15 am on main steps of GPO, Martin Place opp. Cenotaph.

Discover Sydney’s hidden Italian treasures, from convict beginnings to European elegance. Walk through buildings adorned with sculptures and mosaics by Italian artisans and artists. Hear about the scandals, cover-ups and the bureaucratic bungling in the creation of some of Sydney’s most prestigious buildings. Please wear comfortable clothing. Italian style morning tea included. 1 meeting 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Wed Mar 3 $44 Course No: 01HM086 OR 1 meeting 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Fri Mar 19 $44 Course No: 01HM087

Walking Tour of Sydney CBD – Art Deco and More MICHAEL HAUPTMAN MEngSciMBA Meet at Coffee Shop, Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay.

Sydney Harbour Walks

When we think of Sydney the first things that spring to mind are often the magnificent harbour, unique Opera House and mighty Harbour Bridge. But one delight that often goes unnoticed is its wealth of beautiful Art Deco buildings preserved through all the changes of the past 70-odd years. Explore architectural marvels from the late 1920s and 30s, with detailed explanation of how Art Deco developed in Sydney. Our easy walk entails some standing, but does include a coffee break (cost not included).

JENNIFER FARRER BA First Meeting: West side of Wollstonecraft Station on the North Shore Line.

1 meeting 10:30 am – 1 pm Sun Feb 21 $39 Course No: 01WK089

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9 am – 5:30 pm Sat Feb 6 $125 Course No: 01WK080

These walks introduce you to Sydney as it was when the first European settlers arrived. Study Sydney’s unique sandstone flora and some of the early history (both European and Aboriginal) of the North Shore. You’ll be amazed that such unspoiled natural beauty has been preserved so close to the busy CBD. An added bonus is the stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the city from many vantage points along the way. 2 meetings 10 am – 1 pm Fri Mar 5 & Mar 12 $58 Course No: 01HM081

Introducing 6 Iconic Walks of Sydney ALMIS SIMANS

Walking is a great way to regain fitness and stay healthy while exploring the history, wildlife and geography of our local areas. Through desciptions of these walks, you’ll explore fascinating parts of Sydney. Look at, work with and gain the necessary information to explore Sydney’s environs via these 6 walks. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 27 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK232

Rediscover

Sydney

Local Tours Botany Bay and Kurnell Waders FOLLOW THAT BIRD Departs from WEA House, 72 Bathurst St, Sydney at 8.00 am. Returns approx 6.00 pm.

Botany Bay supports some wonderful birdlife; visit the Kurnell heathland watching out for gems like Southern Emu-wrens and Tawny-crowned Honeyeater. Spot Pied and Sooty Oystercatchers, Pacific Golden Plovers, Ruddy Turnstone, Red-necked Stints and Grey-tailed Tattler on the other side of the Bay. As we scour the waves sea birds should appear: Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, Australian Gannets and Arctic Jagers if we’re lucky. 1 day

8 am – 6 pm Sat Feb 13 $115 Course No: 01EX090

Birdwatching the Hunter Valley’s TSRs FOLLOW THAT BIRD Departs from WEA House, 72 Bathurst St, Sydney at 7.30 am. Returns approx 6.30 pm.

Lovely time of year to walk the Travelling Stock Routes of the golden Hunter Valley. These are traditionally set aside as laneways for livestock being driven to market and well used in drought. They have public access and while not always even footing, certainly have native trees, shrubs and grasses attracting the birdlife that enriches this pretty valley. Come and watch Pied Butcherbirds carol, startled Eastern Rosellas, bouncing Yellow-rumped Thornbills and chatty Grey-crowned Babblers. 1 day

7:30 am – 6:30 pm Sat Mar 6 $115 Course No: 01EX091

Historic Camden Park House and Experiment Farm JOAN LAWRENCE / MAUREEN FRY Meet in Foyer of WEA, 72 Bathurst St, Sydney for departure by coach at 8.30 am sharp. Returns approx. 4.30 pm.

Morning tea and a tour of the Macarthur’s historic Georgian home, Camden Park House (John Verge, 1835) and garden – it’s always special. It’s St Patrick’s Day so wear or bring something green or Irish for our picnic lunch at Macarthur Park, Camden before we return to Parramatta for a tour of Experiment Farm. Here convict James Ruse received the first land grant of 30 acres in 1789 and became self-sufficient. In 1793 he sold the land to surgeon John Harris who built the house c.1835. Then walk through parkland to peep at Hambledon, where the Macarthur governess, Penelope Lucas, once resided. Morning tea included, but please bring a picnic lunch. 1 day

8:30 am – 4:30 pm Wed Mar 17 $120 Course No: 01EX092

International Tours Contact WEA for full details.

Japan Through The Torii Gate SIMON GENTRY BA(Hons) M.Int.St 18 days From Apr 5 to Apr 22 Course No: 94EX105

WEA Sydney Gift Vouchers Do you want to give some extra Christmas or New Year cheer to a friend or relative? Why not give them a WEA Sydney Gift Voucher! Available for all courses, fee levels, or simply dollar value.

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Travel Writing and Photography DIANE HOGGINS BSc (Hons) DipEd

Wish you could communicate the joys (and woes) of your travels more effectively? Ever wanted your travel experiences to help pay for themselves? Practical advice on achieving these goals, help to take better photographs and make your writing more readable. Ways to market your finished products also considered. 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 13 & Sun 14 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK102

Writing for Performance ALISON LYSSA MA GradDipScriptWrtgAFTRS

Want to write a short script for film, television, stage or radio? Whether you’re wondering where to start, or already into your first draft, explore how to create great characters, an imaginative storyline and vivid dialogue, in a merry and supportive atmosphere. Brainstorm your ideas with fellow students and to join in the excitement of reading out one another’s scripts.

How to find

8 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Mon from Feb 15 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01GN105

the write moment

The Short Story JULIE CHEVALIER BA MA

Writing

Seven Habits of Successful Writers

Introduction to Creative Writing

Writing well and successfully is a composite of skills, but it’s also a composite of habits. An overview of the ways good writers manage their time and their goals, without compromising either. Explore the nature of writing, dispel a few myths and share a few insights. Like what it means to be waiting for the Muse to visit. And what perfectionism does to the writer. And understanding that writing is essentially a recursive process. You’ll have the opportunity to explore your own writing habits and where these could do with some tweaking.

CAROLYN GERRISH BA TeachCert MACert IV

Want to write but not sure how or what? Never given yourself the time and space to just do it? An introduction to prose and poetry writing: valuable tips on aspects of style and content, and the opportunity to workshop your efforts in a relaxed and supportive environment. 8 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Tue from Feb 16 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01GN100

Writers’ Workshop ALISON LYSSA MA GradDipScriptWrtgAFTRS

Fire your creative imagination and enjoy developing your writing skills in a supportive and fun-filled atmosphere. Games and exercises stimulate your writing and extend your craft skills; explore elements of structuring a piece of writing, style, ‘voice’ and the imaginative use of language. Join in workshopping your own and fellow students’ writing, and develop your editing skills. 8 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mon from Feb 15 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01GN101

Writing, Self-publishing and Promotion ALMIS SIMANS

It’s been said there’s a book in all of us. We usually begin with good intentions but when obstacles crop up, our interest wanes. Some of us write manuscripts but decide to leave them at the bottom of a drawer. Others persevere and work to become published and self-published. Look at the strong but capricious writing urge, the mysterious transformation of a manuscript into a book, and the way of the self-publisher, with practical tips from beginning to end. If you’ve ever wanted to write and publish your own book, but are reluctant or unsure about how to start, gain help towards achieving the satisfaction of holding your newly self-published book in your hands. 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Wed Feb 10 & Wed Feb 17 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01GN103

RUTH WAJNRYB PhD

1 meeting 9:30 am – 1 pm Sat Mar 20 $68 Conc $62 Course No: 01WK138

Write Your Book on a Weekend JAN CORNALL

Do you have a book inside you dying to get out? Are you an expert in your field but need a book to reach more people? Want to write a book but have no time? Learn everything you need to know to write your book in one weekend! Write your synopsis, chapter outline, and first chapter. Learn how to approach a publisher and set up a timetable for regular weekend writing that will see you with a draft manuscript in 3–6 months. All genres, all levels of experience welcome. 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 20 & Sun Feb 21 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK137

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Summer Holiday Writing Workshop

Life Writing: Getting Started – Learning How PEARLIE McNEILL MA

Want to write about your life but feel unsure where to begin? And how well or how much you remember? What to include? What to leave out? Can you really write about THAT? A mixture of analysis, group discussion, tips, writing exercises, and ways of working with memory, exploring style, technique, chronology, focus and pace. A sense of humour is the only prerequisite.

8 meetings 2 pm – 4 pm Thur from Feb 11 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01GN106

Creative Journal Writing CHRISTINE WILLIAMS CertIV(TAA) MA PhD

Learn about this most personal, yet fascinating when public, art of writing. Be introduced to some of the major journal writers of literature, and learn how to adapt their techniques to your own projects. Includes discussion on private versus public writing, and an introduction to blogging – keeping a journal on the internet. 4 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 $105 Conc $95 Course No: 01GN107

Creative Writing Workshop COLLEEN Z BURKE BA

For beginners and people with some experience. Write short prose, stories or poetry, with ideas and exercises to stimulate your imagination in and between classes. In a supportive environment, receive positive feedback and guidance to enhance and develop your writing style. The importance of editing is also discussed. 8 meetings 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01GN108

Write that Excellent Essay YVONNE DOWNS BA (Hons) MA MEd CertIV

Need to write essays in your current or future studies? Learn the skills and techniques of general essay-writing – how to approach the task and follow the process of planning, writing and presenting your essays with the correct structure and format. Learn how to compile and present a bibliography or list of sources for your essays. Practise planning and writing an essay within a time limit! 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 13 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK109

3 days

Choose carefully No refunds issued unless WEA cancels a course.

10 am – 4 pm Mon Jan 18, Tue Jan 19, Wed Jan 20 $232 Conc $210 Course No: 01GN104

Concentrate on one aspect of writing each session by doing an exercise and discussing aspects of stories by Gates, Munro, Baldwin and Chase. Learn how to provide and receive feedback on each other’s writing. For beginners and intermediate writers who have access to email, and those who have attended earlier short story courses. Your writing skills will improve as your story develops and changes.

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12Writing, English & Study Skills

WEA Sydney Summer 2010 Enrol now:

Visit WEA’s Library!

Communications

FREE to students and WEA members WEA’s library offers many services and benefits: • Extensive history, biography and social sciences collections • Liberal borrowing conditions • Cheap and easy internet access • Foreign language texts and CDs • Wide and varied reference section • Photocopy facility – only 10c a b&w copy! • Colour photocopying available, $1 a copy

Opening Hours

Presenting in Public

12 noon – 8 pm Mon to Thur (lunch break 3.30 – 4.30 pm)

JAN BROE ALCM ATCL MAITD AIMM

10 am – 6 pm Fri (lunch break 2 – 3 pm) Note: The WEA Library is closed on weekends. WEA Library members can also borrow FREE from the Library of the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Learn the skills to lose the nerves and speak with confidence. You can benefit from presenting confidently and you can enjoy it. Includes how to organise the construction, prepared and impromptu speaking, analyse an audience, discover your verbal, vocal and visual impact on an audience, minimum preparation, non-verbal communication and microphone skills. Gain confidence, authority and fluency in a supportive environment. 5 meetings 5:30 pm – 8 pm Mon from Mar 1 $164 Conc $148 Course No: 01GN120 OR

Public Speaking Weekend Workshop 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 6 & Mar 13 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK121

Study Skills

Speed Reading

Magic Memory

Overwhelmed with the amount you want or need to read? Understand what you read and remember it? Learn the keys to speed reading and how to recall what you’ve read. Find out what causes us to read slowly, how to assess yourself and what exercises improve comprehension along with speed. Bring a very easy book.

HANNE CHRISTENSEN BA DipEd DCH

Your mind is better than you think. Take advantage of special tools to support how to remember, learn and communicate effectively. Learn how to create notes that are useful for meetings, daily tasks, future activities, interviews, lectures, telephone conversations, personal planning, presentations and brainstorming. Bring texta colours to make use of the right side of the brain. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 6 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK112

Advanced English Skills for Non-native Speakers JOSETTE ACKAD MA(Hons) DipEd CELTA

For advanced students who wish to develop their overall fluency in English. Includes listening exercises from tapes and videos, conversation topics, and a variety of reading and writing exercises. Small homework tasks are set every week and form an integral part of the course. No textbook is required as notes and exercises are handed out at each meeting. 9 meetings 1 pm – 3 pm Wed from Feb 10 $188 Conc $164 Course No: 01GN116

English Grammar Intensive

HANNE CHRISTENSEN BA DipEd DCH

1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Fri Feb 19 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01GN110 OR 1 day

3 meetings 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01GN114

Better Spoken Australian English PAT WOODLEY CERT IV

Concerned your voice is weak, lacks lustre and doesn’t do justice to your message? Want to improve your voice’s power, range, tonal quality? Sound your best by freeing your voice; develop practical skills to communicate effectively, clearly and confidently. Learn breathing, articulation and voice projection techniques. Develop a range and depth that will make an impression when speaking in any situation. Theatre outing may be included in course, extra cost not included. 8 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01GN122

HSC Area of Study – Belonging

OR

Voice Power Weekend Workshop

YVONNE DOWNS BA (Hons) MA MEd CertIV

Studying for English Advanced or Standard HSC in 2009 or 2010? The Area of Study for Paper I is ‘Belonging’. Look at ways to prepare for all 3 questions on Paper I to ensure that you respond appropriately and in the time allowed in the exam. Practise for the Composing task. Look at a variety of possible related texts for Question 3. Learn how to analyse and refer to techniques in texts. At the end of the Study Day you should feel more confident about the Area of Study for the HSC exam. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 27 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK113

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Professional Editing with Deb Doyle Construction of English

Once we understand the nine parts of speech, we can more successfully construct phrases, clauses, sentences and paragraphs. If we can’t identify the subject, verb/s and predicate or distinguish a statement from a question, how can we write eloquently by manipulating the elements of English? Discover easy ways to solve the common problems that professional writers and editors encounter, by systematically studying each element of English and completing comprehensive exercises.

Are you often asked to repeat yourself? New to the language yet need to speak clear, concise, easily understood English as part of your job? Heavy accents hinder career advancement. Avoid negative judgements on your professional capabilities; discover simple exercises for positive articulation improvement. For native and nonnative English speakers. If possible, bring a tape recorder, blank tapes and a small mirror.

1 day

2 days

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9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sun Mar 21 & Mar 28 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK115

SHEILA HAMMOND MAppSc ATCL

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 20 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK111

ELIZABETH BASSETT BTeach Cert IV AWT

Did you miss out on learning grammar at school? Look at how sentences are constructed, as well as basic terminology, such as tense, participle, gerund, clause, phrase, etc; adjectives and adverbs and how they function within sentences; punctuation (necessary, unnecessary and evolving); popular errors and how to avoid them. Handson activities to apply and practise. Bring your queries.

Voice Power

9:30 am – 4 pm Sat Mar 13 $96 Conc $87 Course No: 01WK117

2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sun Feb 21 & Sun Feb 28 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK123

People Skills PAT WOODLEY CERT IV

We interact with others everyday but how successfully? Do others interrupt, make you angry, reject your ideas and mistake your meanings? Are you afraid to approach friction or conflict? Make it easy on yourself! Improve your communication skills, learn how to express your thoughts without hurting or confronting others, and explore ways to use assertive techniques in confronting situations. Resolve conflict constructively, identify friction and build better social and business relationships. 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sun Feb 21 & Feb 28 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK124

Conversations Made Easy PAT WOODLEY CERT IV

Want to join in but hesitate to speak first? Lost for words? Afraid you’ll sound stupid? Good conversation is easy when you know the simple guidelines. Meeting people is both rewarding and fun. Gain confidence to enjoy social occasions and to make friends easily. People like people who like them! 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sun Mar 14 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK125

NLP – What is It? HANNE CHRISTENSEN BA DipEd DCH

NLP is Neuro Linguistic Programming. How can you access a resourceful state just at the very moment you need it most, perhaps just before a presentation or exam? Learn the structure of time, and how to use it together with the language to be successful in business and in private life. Walk away with skills immediately available. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 13 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK127


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Speed Networking

Emotional Intelligence

TARA CHEESMAN BA CommDev Cur Cert IV TAA

HANNE CHRISTENSEN BA DipEd DCH

‘Networking will account for more than 87 per cent of all business in the marketplace’, The Australian, July 2007. Face to face networking can be fun, rewarding and a highly effective tool to expand your business and reputation. But how does it work and how can you make it work for you? Examine what’s required to build and sustain successful professional and personal network.

Is excellence more than IQ? Our destiny is not as much decided by IQ as we thought. Grab this opportunity to gain access to Emotional Intelligence (motivation, selfregulation, empathy and interpersonal skills). Learn how to deal with conflicts in an emotional way and find out what motivates people and how to make use of it. Acquire the tools to increase your level of emotional intelligence on the job and in private life.

1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 20 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK134

Introduction to Face Reading TEYA SKAE MA DipHealth Sciences

Your face never lies. Our face is a map of our consciousness. Face reading is a practical tool to deepen your understanding of yourself and how you relate to others. Learn about facial dominance, facial features such as eyes, lips, cheeks, eyebrows, ear shapes and sizes, even wrinkles on our face, which all convey a tremendous amount of data in decoding our communication styles. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 13 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK133

Counselling in the Workplace ALENA FALLON BSW MA DipCH

Explore the use of attending, questioning and reflective listening skills. For those already in positions where developing and practising effective use of listening skills will be of benefit in working with clients, customers or users of their services. 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sun Mar 7 & Mar 14 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK129

Adapting to Australia TARA CHEESMAN BA CommDev Cur Cert IV TAA

G’day mate! Aussie friendships (mateship) are central to the development of our cultural identity and community. However for many, fitting in and having a secure sense of belonging can be a challenge. Identify entry points to Australian culture and gain practical tools and timeframes for assimilation.

Summer Holiday Communications Specials Customer Service PAT WOODLEY CERT IV

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From Fear to Confidence to Success

When customers are ignored or treated rudely most do not complain to management – instead they advertise their poor treatment tenfold! A successful business needs good management, a profit creating product and most importantly a competent contented staff making it all work. Good customer service is simple. Learn fun ways to increase staff and customer satisfaction – for any business, that must mean better profit!

BRIAN ADAMS Cert IV

1 day

1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sun Mar 14 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK128

Learn to use the amazing powers of the mind to remake your life. Discover proven success principles that lead step-by-step to the achievement of self-confidence and peace of mind, and at the end, happiness and potential affluence. Learn how to conquer fear and worry, how to make important decisions, better use of your time, and how to improve your personality appeal. Conducted by the author of international best-selling book How to Succeed, Brian Adams. 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 13 & Sun 14 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK132

4 Ways to Better Communication EVE BARBOZA BA(Hons) MAPS Cert IV

Effective communication helps us bridge the gap we can experience in our family, personal and work relationships. Good communicators know the secrets of matching their communication style to different situations and individuals. Learn how to communicate better with others, whether it’s just to say hello, give your opinion or ideas or build more intimacy into your personal relationships.

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Wed Jan 20 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01GN137

Voice Power Summer Intensive SHEILA HAMMOND MAppSc ATCL

Concerned your voice is weak, lacks lustre and doesn’t do justice to your message? Want to improve your voice’s power, range, tonal quality? Sound your best by freeing your voice; develop practical skills to communicate effectively, clearly and confidently. Learn breathing, articulation and voice projection techniques. Develop a range and depth that will make an impression when speaking in any situation. 3 meetings 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Mon Jan 18 – Wed Jan 20 $112 Conc $100 Course No: 01GN139

1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 6 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK136

1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 13 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK135

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WEA House Infrastructure Work

WEA Sydney received very welcome news in early August from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations in Canberra – our application for major funding under the Federal Government’s economic stimulus package had been successful! The application had been written to meet a number of government aims, including access and equity issues, vocational training outcomes, and services for disabled students, as well as bearing WEA Sydney’s own infrastructure needs in mind, especially the lifts and the steepness of the entry stairs from Bathurst Street up to our main reception area. It was indeed gratifying that all aspects of the application were approved, and that federal government funding will be made available over the next 12 months for a substantial renovation of the two lifts in WEA House, new work at the entrance including the installation of a lift for the mobility-disadvantaged, and a thorough upgrading of the teaching rooms on level 2, to make them into state-of-the-art rooms for vocational education training. Contracts are currently being signed with the suppliers, and some work will commence in early December, at a time when some of our Term 4 classes will be winding down. The major work on the lifts will start in the New Year, and refurbishment will be taken one lift at a time, in order not to inconvenience students and tenants of the building. Entry to WEA House will be guaranteed for all classes, during the week and over the weekend. The whole program is meant to be finished by 30 June, 2010. Signs will be put up around the building notifying everyone of the work’s progress. Naturally, this work will present occasional difficulties in access, or movement around WEA House, and WEA thanks all tutors and students in advance for their patience. This project is funded by the Australian Government through the Teaching and Learning Capital Fund (TLCF) for Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Discounts for SDA, IEU & TWU Members If you’re a member of the Shop, Distributive & Allied Employees Association (NSW Branch), the Independent Education Union, or the Transport Workers Union of NSW, you can enrol in a WEA Sydney course, and only pay the Student/Senior concession. Simply write your membership number on the enrolment form and send it with the concession to WEA.


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Languages

Being able to speak a second language is a skill that almost everyone would like to have, whether for overseas business or travel purposes, or just for fun. WEA language courses are also ideal for those working in Sydney’s overseas tourist industry. So come and start breaking the language barrier this Summer!

Choosing your course If you’re unsure whether you’re a beginner or not, why not look at the relevant textbook. Textbooks are available at discounted prices (10% off normal retail price) at the Language Book Centre, 131 York Street (opposite the QVB). Please present your confirmation letter/receipt when claiming this discount (note discount applies to listed texts only).

Foreign Language Fees All courses cost $188 (Concession fee: $170), unless otherwise stated.

WEA Sydney Summer 2010 Enrol now:

French Level 1A

French Intermediate IV

LILIANE CUNLIFFE B ModLg MFrFL

CAROLINE JANSSENS DipTeachFFL

TEXT: Connexions Niveau 1, Units 1 & 2.

Tutor supplied material.

9 meetings 1 pm – 3 pm Tue from Feb 9 Course No: 01LG250

9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG263

OR ANICK PATRY 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 Course No: 01LG251

French Intermediate V

OR GUY BEAUBOIS BSc MSc PhD

9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG264

Tutor supplied material.

Note: tutor supplied material for this course only. 9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG252

French Level 1B

OR GUY BEAUBOIS BSc MSc PhD 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG265

MURIEL BAZIN BA(Hons) DipLibCert TESOL NAATI

French Intermediate VII

TEXT: Connexions Niveau I, Units 3 & 4.

BLANDINE MIDY BOUTRY CertTeach GradDipLOTE

9 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG253

TEXT: Connexions Niveau 2, Units 11 & 12.

OR JOSETTE ACKAD MA(Hons) DipEd CELTA

TEXT: Connexions Niveau I, Units 3 & 4. 9 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 Course No: 01LG254

Quick guide to levels

French Level 2A

Level 1A:

GUY BEAUBOIS BSc MSc PhD

For complete beginners, elementary grammar started.

TBA

Note: tutor supplied material for this course only.

9 meetings 1 pm – 3 pm Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG271

French Casual Conversation and Advanced Grammar LUCIE SULI MA (Hons) DipTeach

TEXT: Connexions Niveau 3. 9 meetings 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm Thu from Feb 4 Course No: 01LG266 OR

Level 1B:

9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Wed from Feb 10 Course No: 01LG255

For those who’ve started their language learning – assumes approx 16–20 hours of prior study.

OR JOSETTE ACKAD MA(Hons) DipEd CELTA

A continuation class, text to be discussed in class.

Level 2A:

TEXT: Connexions Niveau 1, Units 5 & 6.

Assumes 30–40 hours of prior study in an adult education setting.

9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG256

9 meetings 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Tue from Feb 9 Course No: 01LG267

Level 2B:

French Level 2B

BLANDINE MIDY BOUTRY CertTeach GradDipLOTE

Grammar and vocabulary revision, assumes 60 hours of prior study.

LUCIE SULI MA (Hons) DipTeach

Group discussions, grammar, vocabulary build-up, speaking and listening activities (videos, songs, etc.). Tutor supplied material. Conducted in French.

Levels 3 & 4: Grammar and conversation development, primarily aimed at continuing students who are not quite at advanced or conversational level.

Advanced/Conversation: No set texts, continued development of spoken language skills using tutor material with a topical or cultural slant.

WEA’s Language Teaching Facilities All classrooms are equipped with video equipment and cassette players; tutors use these enthusiastically. Texts and supporting tapes can also be borrowed for short term loan from WEA Sydney’s Library – open 12 noon to 8pm, Monday to Thursday; 10 am to 6 pm Friday.

French Advanced and Grammar BLANDINE MIDY BOUTRY CertTeach GradDipLOTE

TEXT: Connexions Niveau I, Units 7 & 8. 9 meetings 11:15 am – 1:15 pm Tue from Feb 2 Course No: 01LG257 OR JOSETTE ACKAD MA(Hons) DipEd CELTA 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 Course No: 01LG258

French Level 3A GUY BEAUBOIS BSc MSc PhD

Note: tutor supplied material for this course only. 9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Tue from Feb 9 Course No: 01LG259 OR CAROLINE JANSSENS DipTeachFFL

TEXT: Connexions Niveau 1, Units 9 & 10. 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG260

French 3B LUCIE SULI MA (Hons) DipTeach

TEXT: Connexions Niveau 2, Units 1 & 2.

French Conversation and Grammar

9 meetings 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Wed from Feb 10 Course No: 01LG268

French Fluency BLANDINE MIDY BOUTRY CertTeach GradDipLOTE

Conducted entirely in French, includes individual student presentations, group debates and discussions on French current affairs, French news, songs, poems, movies etc. Required: enough proficiency/fluency to follow the class. 9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Fri from Feb 12 Course No: 01LG269

Le Français l’Apres-midi JOSETTE ACKAD MA(Hons) DipEd CELTA

Want to speak French better? Experiment with listening and speaking activities in a relaxed atmosphere. Explore and discuss popular songs, excerpts from subtitled films, poems and short texts. 180 plus hours of prior learning are assumed. No textbook is required. 9 meetings 2 pm – 4 pm Sat from Feb 13 Course No: 01LG270

9 meetings 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Tue from Feb 2 Course No: 01LG261

French Intermediate 4A

Dutch 1

BLANDINE MIDY BOUTRY CertTeach GradDipLOTE

ASTRID BOOM DipEd Cert Ed

TEXT: Connexions Niveau 2, Units 1 & 2.

No textbook, tutor supplied materials.

9 meetings 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm Wed from Feb 10 Course No: 01LG272

9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG343

French Intermediate I

Dutch 2

LUCIE SULI MA (Hons) DipTeach

ASTRID BOOM DipEd Cert Ed

Tutor supplied material.

No textbook, tutor supplied materials.

9 meetings 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Thu from Feb 4 Course No: 01LG262

9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 Course No: 01LG344


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Italian Level 1A

Italian Revision Intermediate

German Level 1A

GRAZIELLA TRAFELI

GRAZIELLA TRAFELI

SIGRID KALY CertTESOLNAATI

TEXT: Espresso 1, Units 1–3.

Tutor supplied material.

9 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 Course No: 01LG282

9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG293

TEXT: Studio d A1, authors: H. Funk, Ch. Kuhn, S. Demme, publisher: Cornelsen, Units 1–3.

OR ALEXANDRA MASSA BA 9 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG283

Italian Intermediate VI

Italian Level 1B ALEXANDRA MASSA BA

TEXT: Espresso 1, Units 4–6. 9 meetings 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG284

Italian Level 2A GRAZIELLA TRAFELI

TEXT: Espresso 1, Units 7–9. 9 meetings 1 pm – 3 pm Tue from Feb 9 Course No: 01LG286

Italian Level 2B

GRAZIELLA TRAFELI

TEXT: Espresso Book 3, Units 1 & 2. 9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Tue from Feb 9 Course No: 01LG295

Italian Advanced II GRAZIELLA TRAFELI

TEXT: Espresso Book 3, Units 5 & 6. 9 meetings 1 pm – 3 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG294

Italian Conversation and Grammar ROBERTO PETTINI MA

Conducted in Italian. 9 meetings 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG296

9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Wed from Feb 10 Course No: 01LG275 OR LUDMILA TITTEL BA(Hons) DipEd MAppLing 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG277

German Level 1B ULRIKE REHR BA MA

TEXT: Studio d A1, as above, Units 4–6. 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG276

German Level 2B ULRIKE REHR BA MA

TEXT: Studio d A1, as above, Units 8–10. 9 meetings 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 Course No: 01LG278

German Advanced

MARCO MIGOTTO LLB DipArtsRSA CELTA

Italian Advanced Fluency

TEXT: Espresso 1, Units 9 & 10, and general revision.

ROBERTO PETTINI MA

SIGRID KALY CertTESOLNAATI

9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Tue from Feb 9 Course No: 01LG287

Conducted in Italian.

TEXT: Berliner Platz 3. Additional activities, e.g. items from TV, radio or newspapers. Notes supplied by tutor.

Italian Level 3A

9 meetings 9:30 am – 11:30 am Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG297

MARCO MIGOTTO LLB DipArtsRSA CELTA

TEXT: Espresso 2, Units 1 & 2. Assumes 70 hours completed tuition and knowledge of previous text Espresso 1. Communicative and grammatical aspects integrated; conversation and oral drills integral. 9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Fri from Feb 12 Course No: 01LG288 OR GRAZIELLA TRAFELI 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 Course No: 01LG289

Italian Level 3B MARCO MIGOTTO LLB DipArtsRSA CELTA

TEXT: Espresso 2, Units 3 & 4.

Japanese Level 1A MICHIKO HONDA BA DipEd

TEXT: Japanese for Busy People, (Revised 3rd Edition, Romanised Version), Kodansha, Chapters 1–5 (approx). 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG306

9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Tue from Feb 9 Course No: 01LG280

German Conversation ULRIKE REHR BA MA

Conversation on short texts and video excerpts. Conducted in German. 9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Tue from Feb 9 Course No: 01LG279

OR NOBUKO SHIMAZU BA 9 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG305

Indonesian 1A

Japanese Level 1B

TEXT: Bahasa Tetanggaku, 2nd Ed 1994 or more recent, Longman, Chapters 1 & 2.

THIAM HOK LEE DipEngNAATI

NOBUKO SHIMAZU BA

TEXT: Japanese for Busy People, as above, Chapters 6–10 (approx).

9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 Course No: 01LG347

9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG307

Indonesian 2B

FRANCESCA ZORCOLO DAVIS CertTeach MTeach

Japanese Level 2A

TEXT: Bahasa Tetanggaku, (as above), Chapter 6 onwards.

TEXT: Espresso 2, Units 5 & 6.

NOBUKO SHIMAZU BA

9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG348

9 meetings 1 pm – 3 pm Tue from Feb 9 Course No: 01LG298

Italian Level 4 9 meetings 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Fri from Feb 12 Course No: 01LG299

Italian Intermediate III FRANCESCA ZORCOLO DAVIS CertTeach MTeach

TEXT: Espresso 2, Units 9 & 10, plus revision.

TEXT: Japanese for Busy People, as above, Chapters 11–15 (approx). 9 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 Course No: 01LG309

Japanese Level 3A NOBUKO SHIMAZU BA

9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Fri from Feb 12 Course No: 01LG290

TEXT: Japanese for Busy People I, as above, last chapters.

Italian Intermediate IV

9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 Course No: 01LG310

MARIA-PIA OTTAVIAN BA (Hons) MA

Indonesian Advanced THIAM HOK LEE DipEngNAATI

Tutor provided materials. 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG349

Greek 1 PANAYIOTIS DIAMADIS PhD

TEXT: Espresso 3, Units 1 & 2 9 meetings 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 Course No: 01LG291

THIAM HOK LEE DipEngNAATI

Foreign Language Fees All courses cost $188 (Concession fee: $170), unless otherwise stated.

TEXT: Greek Language and People, BBC, 1st half. 9 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG345

Greek 2 PANAYIOTIS DIAMADIS PhD

TEXT: Greek Language and People, BBC, 2nd half. 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG346

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Spanish Level 1A

Arabic 1

Study Skills for Language Learners

INMACULADA MARTINEZ-ESPINOSA

NABIL ZAKHARY BA

JOSETTE ACKAD MA(Hons) DipEd CELTA

TEXT: Nuevo Ele Inical 1, Students Book 1, Chapters 1–4, plus revision.

TEXT: Read and Speak Arabic for Beginners. Plus tutor’s own CDs and supplements. For students with no previous knowledge of Arabic. Designed as part of a sequence to enable understanding, speaking, reading and writing Modern Standard Arabic, and to develop basic conversation and writing skills.

Are you learning a second language for the first time, or returning to language study after a long break? Get the most of your course – examine strategies for listening and speaking, learning new vocabulary, grammar for language learners, and making the most of resources outside the classroom.

9 meetings 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG315 OR LUIS ALAMOS BA 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG316 OR PEDRO SANTIAGO BScE CertT 9 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG317

Spanish Level 1B

9 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG333

Arabic 2 NABIL ZAKHARY BA

Text: Read and Speak Arabic for Beginners. Plus teacher’s own CDs and supplements. 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG334

GABRIEL NEWMAN DipMus

TEXT: Nuevo Ele Inicial 1, Students Book I, Chapters 5–8. 9 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 Course No: 01LG318 OR GABRIEL NEWMAN DipMus 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG314

Chinese 1 (Mandarin) JENNIFER YANG BA

TEXT: New Practical Chinese Reader, Chapters 1–5. 9 meetings 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG335

1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 6 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01LG360

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Saturday Morning Beginners’ Courses

Each course runs for 9 consecutive Saturday mornings 10 am – 12 noon, and is designed to kickstart your conversation skills; includes introductory grammar.

French Level 1A

JOSETTE ACKAD MA(Hons) DipEd CELTA

TEXT: Connexions Niveau 1, Units 1 and 2.

9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Sat from Feb 13 Course No: 01LG330

OR 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG336

Italian Level 1A

TEXT: Nuevo Ele Inical 1, Students Book 1, Chapters 9–12.

Chinese 2 (Mandarin) JENNIFER YANG BA

9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Sat from Feb 13 Course No: 01LG331

9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Fri from Feb 12 Course No: 01LG319

TEXT: New Practical Chinese Reader, Chapters 6–8.

Spanish Level 1A

OR GABRIEL NEWMAN DipMus 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 Course No: 01LG320

9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 Course No: 01LG337

GABRIEL NEWMAN DipMus

Chinese Conversation (Mandarin)

9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Sat from Feb 13 Course No: 01LG332

Spanish Level 2A LUIS ALAMOS BA

JENNIFER YANG BA

Spanish Level 2B

Tutor supplied material

PEDRO SANTIAGO BScE CertT

9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 Course No: 01LG338

Text: Nuevo Ele Inical 1, Students Book 1, Chapters 13–15, plus revision. 9 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG321

Portuguese Level 1A MARIA TEIXEIRA-ALVES BA Grad Dip (Voc.Ed)

Spanish Level 3A SILVIA GARCIA ORIA BA Dip(Tr Int)

Tutor supplied material. 9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Fri from Feb 12 Course No: 01LG323

TEXT: Tyson-Ward, Sue, Beginners Portuguese (2008 Edition), Hodder& Stoughton Ltd. 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 Course No: 01LG358

GRAZIELLA TRAFELI

TEXT: Espresso 1: Units 1–3.

TEXT: Nuevo Ele Inicial 1, Students Book, Chapters 1–4.

Intensive Holiday Language Study

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Immerse yourself in an intensive program of study for beginners. Each course, led by an experienced tutor, runs 4 days (Monday–Thursday) and includes short tea breaks and a 1 hour lunch break (lunch not provided). Suitable for business or travel.

French Beginners’ Intensive GENEVIEVE THIBAUX BA DipEd

TEXT: Connexions Niveau 1, Units 1 & 2.

Spanish Level 5

Latin 3

SILVIA GARCIA ORIA BA Dip(Tr Int)

FRANK LANGLEY BA DipEd

10 am – 4 pm Mon Jan 18 – Thu Jan 21 $240 Conc $216 Course No: 01LG350

Tutor supplied material.

Extend your study. TEXT: Wheelock’s Latin (6th edition), Harpers Resource, Chapters 19–24.

Beginners’ Italian

9 meetings 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Fri from Feb 12 Course No: 01LG324

Spanish Advanced IV GABRIEL NEWMAN DipMus

Tutor supplied material. 9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 Course No: 01LG325

Spanish Advanced V GABRIEL NEWMAN DipMus

9 meetings 2 pm – 4 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG355

GRAZIELLA TRAFELI

Latin Literature: Gold, Silver and Medieval

4 days

FRANK LANGLEY BA DipEd

Have a fair to good knowledge of Latin? Join us to read, translate and discuss 3 contrasting narratives from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Tacitus’ Histories and the 14th century Gesta Romanorum. Texts supplied. 9 meetings 2 pm – 4 pm Fri from Feb 12 Course No: 01LG354

Tutor supplied material. 9 meetings 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Fri from Feb 12 Course No: 01LG326

Swedish 1 MARIANNE ECKERSTROM-FANCELLI MA

Spanish Conversation and Fluency

TEXT: To be advised.

INMACULADA MARTINEZ-ESPINOSA

Tutor supplied materials. Conducted in Spanish.

9 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG356

9 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Thu from Feb 11 Course No: 01LG327

Swedish 2

Foreign Language Fees All courses cost $188 (Concession fee: $170), unless otherwise stated.

4 days

MARIANNE ECKERSTROM-FANCELLI MA

TEXT: Nyborg/Pettersson/Holm: Svenska Utifrån, Lärobok I svenska, Chapter 25 onwards.

TEXT: Espresso 1, Units 1–3. 10 am – 4 pm Mon Jan 11 – Thu Jan 14 $240 Conc $216 Course No: 01LG351

Italian Level 1A/1B and 2A Revision GRAZIELLA TRAFELI

For those with a minimum of 50 hours prior study or who have covered WEA’s levels 1A, 1B, 2A. Revise some challenging grammar rules, e.g. Presente Indicativo (Present Indicative), Passato Prossimo (Present Perfect), Reflexive verbs and Adjectives. Role plays, interviews, reading, listening, games and exercises. Rediscover rules that escaped you, reinforce what you’ve already acquired. 4 days

10 am – 4 pm Mon Jan 18 – Thu Jan 21 $240 Conc $216 Course No: 01LG352

Beginners’ Spanish GABRIEL NEWMAN DipMus

TEXT: Nuevo Ele Inical 1, Students Book 1, Chapters 1–4 plus revision. 4 days

9 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 Course No: 01LG357

10 am – 4 pm Mon Jan 18 – Thu Jan 21 $240 Conc $216 Course No: 01LG369


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Your body is

some body special

BRENDA DOHERTY DipCH DipRM

Good sleep is nature’s superb medicine! Experience restless sleep, wake in the early hours, can’t switch off the busy mind, tried everything to get a good night’s sleep? Learn the famous SleepEasy® Success approach to help you create a ‘sleep-friendly’ mind; understand the hidden causes of sleeplessness; sleep physiology; stress and sleep; nutrition and sleep, and more. Practise what you’re taught before Part Two. Excellent guidance for sleep improvement from a balanced, integrated health perspective. Practical and effective no matter your age or profession. A snooze is even included! Bring soft mat, pillow, blanket, eye cover and wear comfortable clothes. 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 13 & Sat 20 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK152

Meditation for a Peaceful Mind M RANJBAR BA (Hons) BSc (Hons) MSc (Hons) PhD

Health Morning Yoga MALABI BANERJI BA(Hons)

In-depth introduction to yoga incorporating postures, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation, based on the teaching styles of the Satyananda Yoga and International Yoga Teachers’ Associations. 8 meetings 10 am – 11:30 am Mon from Feb 8 $142 Conc $124 Course No: 01GN142

Lunchtime Yoga MALABI BANERJI BA(Hons)

A balanced yoga session in just under an hour. Return to your daily activities settled and energised. Includes postures, breathing and relaxation techniques, based on the teaching styles of the Satyananda Yoga and International Yoga Teachers’ Associations. 8 meetings 12 noon – 1 pm Mon from Feb 8 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01GN143

Afterwork Yoga AMY PEDERSEN DipP. Arts DipTeaching (Yoga)

Find it hard to ‘switch off’ after a busy day? Learn to ‘be here now’ by focusing on the breath and bringing your awareness into the present. A balanced, integrated session in just under an hour, incorporating postures, breathing and relaxation techniques to encourage a good night’s sleep and allow you to awaken refreshed and energised. Please wear comfortable clothes. 8 meetings 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01GN144 OR 8 meetings 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01GN145

Yoga and Pilates – Stretch and Strengthen ANTHEA VON STAERCK Pilates/Yoga Instructor

Combine Pilates with matwork exercises to tone, sculpt and strengthen the entire body, with some yoga postures and breathing and relaxation techniques – designed to get you stretching and unwinding. Wear comfortable clothes. May not be suitable for pregnant women. 8 meetings 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01GN149 OR 8 meetings 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01GN150

Introduction to Pilates ANTHEA VON STAERCK Pilates/Yoga Instructor

Pilates is a no-impact exercise system that anyone of any age can do. Each exercise can be done at home; with regular practice, you’ll soon see and feel the benefits – a stronger body, more shapely limbs, and a wonderful sense of vitality and well being. Wear comfortable clothing; bring a bath towel and a small hand towel. May not be suitable for pregnant women. 8 meetings 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01GN147

Since ancient times meditation has been a natural way to promote health, peace of mind and intuitive insight. Only recently has it been acknowledged by academic and health authorities. Now it’s recommended for difficulties related to anxiety and stress. Enjoy deep relaxation, inner peace, clarity of mind and vital energy. Introduction to 4 major meditation methods in the Zen, Vedanta, Vipasana and Sufi traditions. Limited numbers. 1 day

9:15 am – 4:45 pm Sun Feb 7 $118 Course No: 01WK153 OR 1 day

9:15 am – 4:45 pm Sat Feb 27 $118 Course No: 01WK154

OR 8 meetings 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01GN148

NLP for Self Esteem

Weight Loss Using NLP

Find it hard to say ‘no’ to others? Feel worthless at times? Lack confidence? Wish you could stand up for yourself more often? Always having an internal fight with yourself and feeling guilty? Use highly effective neuro-linguistic programming techniques to increase your confidence and feelings of self-worth. Be confident in standing up for yourself and appreciate your own value!

TONI PAYNE Cert IV TAA Cert Yoga Teaching Master Prac NLP

Tried every diet around and still overweight? That’s probably because you haven’t dealt with the real reasons you overeat, which are often emotional. Neuro-linguistic programming techniques can change the way you think about food. It’s sure to change your eating patterns and habits and get to the real reasons why you’re overweight. 1 meeting 9:15 am – 1:15 pm Sat Mar 13 $73 Conc $66 Course No: 01WK146

Fit, Slim and Assertive HANNE CHRISTENSEN BA DipEd DCH

Play the right cards to get to your desired level of fitness, health and weight. Enjoy new levels of self-esteem and self-confidence. How can you take orders from yourself? Learn the tools that slim, fit and healthy people use. Let go of destructive habits that prevent you from achieving the results you want, and have fun while doing it. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 20 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK151

Me, Bones and Fun ELISABETH THILO BSc MSc (Hons) MEd CFP

What do laughter and good bones have in common? Find out what you can do every day to stimulate bone strength and have fun. Learn simple, easy movements that nourish and strengthen bones and improve muscle tone. Drawing on the Feldenkrais Method®, ‘Bones for Life’ and ‘Laughter Yoga’ techniques, take charge and enjoy more from your life. Wear comfortable clothes. 1 day

9:30 am – 2:30 pm Sat Mar 13 $73 Conc $66 Course No: 01WK155

TONI PAYNE Cert IV TAA Cert Yoga Teaching Master Prac NLP

1 meeting 9:15 am – 1:15 pm Sat Feb 13 $73 Conc $66 Course No: 01WK156

Metabolic Typing for the Right Nutrition TEYA SKAE MA DipHealthSciences

Nutrition using scientifically validated Metabolic Typing proves very effective to correct minor and major metabolic disturbances: indigestion, weight gain/loss, cravings, mental fatigue, anxiety and mood improvement. Learn why it’s important to know your metabolic type and discover tests to help you find yours. Change the way you think and feel about so called ‘right nutrition’. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 20 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK157

Activating Your ‘Healing Connection’ JULIE JARA

Recognise and access new levels of healing called Reconnective Healing. To begin, discover how to immediately access these new frequencies. As an advanced healer, you’ll find that ‘elusive jump’ which makes all the difference in your work. Establish a powerful connection with the source of these healings, learning to heal others and yourself. Everyone can do it! 1 day

9:30 am – 2:30 pm Sat Feb 13 $73 Conc $66 Course No: 01WK160

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18Health, Lifestyle & Interests Introduction to Qi Gong ANGELA ZHU

Qi Gong (meaning ‘energy medicine’, ‘energy work’, ‘energy exercises’) is an ancient exercise system. Slow movements activate the flow of Qi (life energy) through the body, balancing and maintaining health. Suitable for beginners of all ages. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 6 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK158

Introduction to Alexander Technique RONDA HARTWIG JANES DipAT

Most of us have 2 postures: stiff and held up or collapsed and drawn down. Increased physical awareness, coupled with a different way of thinking, results in balanced, lengthened posture and a graceful way of moving. Wear comfortable clothes and bring 4 paperback books. 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 6 & Sun 7 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK159

Breathwork Mastery ALAKH ANALDA

Use your breath to free up energy and clear subconscious patterns, to create living well – on all levels. Learn the yogic and modern approaches to breathwork for wellness and clarity, and secrets of longevity through breath itself. Comprehensive and in-depth information on the mental and emotional states that correspond to voluntary or involuntary breathing that’s short or long, hard and forced and pressured or soft, relaxed and subtle, comes from the navel or the upper chest, suspended or split, and so on. Please bring your own mattress (support for lying position), blankets and a cushion. 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 27 & Sun Feb 28 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK161

Dynamic Tai Chi CAROLINE NOBLE BEc

Tai Chi is not just light exercise for the elderly. When taught in a more energised way, as in the schools and colleges in China, it can provide greater benefit to blood circulation, muscle tone (especially the thighs), core stability and a deep sense of wellbeing. Learn the early steps of Tai Chi, history, theory, breathing and meditation exercises, and basic core movements. Wear loose clothes. 8 meetings 5:30 pm – 7 pm Thu from Feb 11 $142 Conc $124 Course No: 01GN162

Introduction to Ayurveda ANDREA LIGT

Ayurvedahas been described as a common sense way to take care of one’s health. Your body is unique, unlike anyone else’s. Through class interaction exercises, understand your individuality to see why the diets, exercise routines and lifestyle choices working for others won’t necessarily work for you. 6 meetings 6 pm – 8 pm Wed from Feb 10 $142 Conc $128 Course No: 01GN163

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Lifestyle Tarot Cards – An Introduction JENNIFER HOUSTON Cert IV

Explore the myths and legends surrounding the Tarot. Look at the Tarot from the past to today, and how it can guide you. Interesting exercises in order to understand the 78 card meanings. Learn how to connect your intuition when ‘reading’. Practise several Tarot layouts and discover how to manifest the future with the Tarot. The Tarot is the study of life. Yes, you’ll be ‘reading’ the Tarot by the end of this course. It’s enjoyable and interesting! Please bring your own deck of Rider Waite Tarot cards, Universal or Radiant version. 8 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Tue from Feb 16 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01GN165

The Psychic Pathway JENNIFER HOUSTON Cert IV

An exciting journey to connect to your intuition and imagination. Identify the ‘Aura’ (the ‘energy’ field that surrounds the body) using simple techniques; experience ‘seeing’ your Aura. Learn about your angels and spirit guides. Discover how to analyse your future and allow your dreams to come true! Please bring pen and paper. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 20 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK166

Starting Over HANNE CHRISTENSEN BA DipEd DCH

Are there dramatic changes in your life right now? (Children leaving home, divorce, losing or finishing work etc?) Grab this chance to find out why you are not getting out of life what you want. Discover how to apply the best possible strategy for bouncing back and get to love your new life. Check values, learn to manage time and to get moving even when in doubt and feeling down. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 13 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK169

Wine & Food Introduction to Wine Appreciation STEPHEN KNIGHT

Lively, social overview of basic winemaking, red and white varieties and styles. Review Australian viticultural areas, wine with food and fortified and sparkling wine production. Emphasis on student participation and approximately 40 wines are tasted from inexpensive Chardonnay to premium sparkling wines. All wines, notes, plus 6 glasses, included in cost. 7 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 $212 Course No: 01GN175

The Great Wine Challenge: Australia vs France RAYMOND YOUNIS BA(Hons) MA(Hons)DPhil

Want a

new interest?

Just how good are Australian wines? Are they really world-beaters as their performance at international shows suggests? (For example, at the world’s largest wine competition this year, the International Wine Challenge, Australia provided no less than 15 trophy winners). Find out in a head-to-head tasting of some of Australia’s finest against some legendary (and more or less, equivalent) wines from France. The results are released at the end of the day. You’ll be the judges! Cost of wine sampling included. 1 day

10:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 6 $98 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK176

Wine and Food: 6 Mysteries Resolved RAYMOND YOUNIS BA(Hons) MA(Hons)DPhil

Rogan josh, a hot vegetarian stir fry, seared barramundi, kangaroo, rack of lamb or buffalo? Tried unsuccessfully to match wine with that rich stroganoff, that heady stew? What would you take to a friend’s dinner, to a BBQ or a Bohemian restaurant? Which wines would you drink with cheese or that extraordinary chocolate souffle? Find out, unlock 6 major secrets and mysteries of food and wine, taste, learn and enjoy! Note: no food provided. Cost of wine sampling included. 1 day

10:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 20 $98 Conc $89 Course No: 01GN177

Finance Superannuation, Retirement and Investment Planning LAWRENCE LAM FCPA (FPS) CFP F Fin

Introduction to build and maintain wealth for comfortable retirement. Personal tax planning; superannuation and retirement system overview; investment management and wealth building; income projection. Also the latest legislative changes – fast-track your super contributions – and pros and cons of a Self-managed Super Fund. 4 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Mon from Feb 22 $105 Conc $95 Course No: 01GN170

Update on Shares and the Share Market PETER NIXON BSc MSc BProc(Law) DipFinPlan

Hard to know what’s happening in the economy and on the market in an age of information overload? Discuss factors driving the economy and how share investments can be affected. Bring questions and insights. Ideal if you’ve done a share investment introductory course or if you’re reasonably familiar with its jargon and concepts. 1 meeting 6 pm – 9 pm Tue Feb 16 $49 Course No: 01GN172

Introduction to Financial Planning MELISSA GILBERT CFP BA (Econs) Dip FP

Learn from an experienced financial planner how to build and structure your own financial plan. Covers goal setting; asset allocation: how to utilise it; wealth creation strategies; taxation strategies; how to maximise your superannuation; risk management (how to keep you from being vulnerable); estate planning and more. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 13 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK173

Practical Personal Finance PETER MORDAUNT BComm MAppl FinDip FP FF JP

The importance of a bas5of money and investment cannot be overstated. Armed with knowledge you’re able to weigh the pros and cons and make appropriate decisions about your finances. Basic elements of saving and investing including goal setting, saving, deposits, shares, property, borrowing, superannuation and tax. Remove doubt about investing. 6 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Thu from Feb 18 $142 Conc $128 Course No: 01GN174


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Antiques, Collectables and Wine

Digital Photography for Beginners

Amateurs: professional tips to successfully photograph a wedding or special occasion. You must already know basic operations of your camera. Classic poses; lighting; natural documentary styles; important considerations and planning. Combine notes and slides with a practical shoot. Strictly limited to 10 participants.

ALEXANDER SUMMERS BA DipEd

Explore antiques, from Victorian to art deco. Focus on furniture, plus collectables like china, watches, books/ comics. How antiques are made, basic furniture repairs, the threat of reproductions, plus places to locate and buy. Excursions to shops included each day. Discuss wine as an investment, and enjoy a wine tasting at each session. 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 13 and Feb 20 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK184

Scrabble Skills

FIONA CUTHBERT DipPhoto Cert IV AWT

Digital cameras have new controls. See what each does and how to use it. Photos blurry, too dark, not creative enough? Learn important basics to improve immediately; download images to your computer, edit, save, print, email, store them through simulated activities. Hot tips on common problems. Includes field trips (organised at 1st session). Note: Use of computer not included. 8 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Thu from Feb 18 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01GN195

SHEELA SREE KUMAR BArch MBA DipJourn

Can you reach a 400+ score and play at least 3 bingos (7 letter words) per game? Professional strategies like 2-letter word connections, play in both directions, look for 7 letter words, blocking, anagrams, useful J, Q, X and Z words and more. Learn to play in tournaments, and be introduced to local associations to improve your skills. 1 meeting 1 pm – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 13 $64 Course No: 01WK187

Introduction to Sailing

Photography for Beginners MARCO BOK BA BVisArts

Dissatisfied with the photos you take on auto? Learn essential functions and techniques. Assignments on exposure, depth of field, action and portraiture with tutor guidance on practical excursions (dates, CBD venues to be negotiated with tutor at 1st session). All 35mm SLR cameras suitable including digital, if they have full manual operations. Bring your camera and manual booklet.

SYDNEY BY SAIL Course Location: The Festival Pontoon at the National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour

8 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01GN192

For beginners and those with some experience. Spend the whole day sailing on the harbour, learn safety at sea, sailing terminology, how sails work, rules to prevent collision at sea, meteorology, basic navigation and knots. Wear warm clothing, non-marking footwear and bring packed lunch, hat and sunscreen. Limited places.

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1 day

10 am – 4 pm Sat Feb 6 $138 Course No: 01WK190

Photography Weekend Workshop MICHAELA CLARKSON BA (VisArt) ArtCert

See description above. 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 20 & Sun 21 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK193

DEBRA PEARSON BA GradCertComm MCA

1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 27 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK194

Creative Night Photography MICHAELA CLARKSON BA (VisArt) ArtCert

Infinite choices are available to the photographer. Creative photography is about experimenting with them. Digital photography provides an excellent opportunity with immediate results, all adjustable in situ. Learn to manipulate the camera controls for various effects and develop techniques such as multiple exposure, camera drag, zooming while exposing, etc, on a creative night photography city excursion. No flash used. Note: For those who understand basic manual operation, with access to manual digital/analogue cameras and a tripod. Course runs 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm at WEA, followed by evening walk 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm. 1 day

1:30 pm – 10:30 pm Sun Feb 28 $99 Conc $89 Course No: 01WK196

Save time and effort Why not enrol on our website?

www.weasydney.nsw.edu.au Note: Concession enrolments cannot be taken via WEA’s website.

OR 1 day

10 am – 4 pm Sun Mar 7 $138 Course No: 01WK191

Bridge for Beginners In conjunction with NSW Bridge Association Course Location: NSW Bridge Association, 1st Floor, 162 Goulburn St, East Sydney.

You could be a

shooting star

Lively, very thorough introduction to the world’s most popular card game with Ed Barnes at the NSW Bridge Association. Endlessly fascinating, bridge is aerobics for the mind and a way to make friends. Start playing from your very first lesson as you’re guided through bidding with the help of lesson notes and expert instruction. 10 meetings 10 am – 1 pm Tue from Feb 2 $140 Course No: 01GN185 OR 10 meetings 7 pm – 10 pm Tue from Feb 2 $140 Course No: 01GN186

Solving Cryptic Crosswords I JULIE BLAIR BA DipEd

Learn how to approach the less challenging ones first; what hints the compiler is honour bound to give, what attempts to mislead are still possible. Hints, tips and secrets revealed as the class puts in a combined effort under the teacher’s guidance. Anagrams are unscrambled, synonyms sought and red herrings demystified. 1 meeting 1 pm – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 6 $64 Course No: 01WK188

Solving Cryptic Crosswords II JULIE BLAIR BA DipEd

The London Times crossword, or DA’s Sydney Morning Herald crossword, need more lateral thinking than those in Part 1. Clue categories from Part 1 are extended, refined, and practised in a combined effort. You need not have done Part 1 to enrol in Part 2, but you do need to have some experience of solving. 1 meeting 1 pm – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 20 $64 Course No: 01WK189

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History Joan Lawrence ‘19th Century Occupations’

Foreign Languages Francesca Zorcola Davis ‘Italian Intermediate III’

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‘The teacher is fantastic!’

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‘The teaching methods were varied and fun – they made the material seem easy to approach!’

Fine Arts – Music Appreciation Leonard Burtenshaw ‘Music of the 19th Century’ ‘Outstanding – excellent course notes – multimedia appropriate and extensive – well paced and insightful’

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20Practical Art & Craft Practical Art & Craft Beginners Drawing I NICOLE GUYMER BEd(VisArts) GradDip(VisArts) GradDip(Comm) BA(Arch)

Drawing can be an intriguing pastime or major obsession and way of life. Learn various techniques and media like charcoal and ink. Explore many skills such as texture, tone and composition. We all have artistic ability; the only way to find out what kind we have is to have a go.

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Quick Drawing

Pastels: An Introduction

ANGELA HUTCHINGS BA(Hons) MA(VisArt)

FIONA O’BEIRNE BA(VisArt) DipPAS Cert IV

Developing and practising drawing skills doesn’t need to be time-consuming. Learn how to sketch quickly and accurately and still capture the essence of a pose, an object or a view, in simple media from pencils to pastels, covering tone, composition and gestures.

Pastels are the most easily applied of all painting styles. They don’t require mediums, are flexible and can be worked rapidly. Covers special exercises, still life, landscape, portraiture and quick figure studies.

8 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01GN203

Life Drawing the Natural Way MARGARET HEATHWOOD BA GradDipArt DipEd MCA

8 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01GN198 OR

Drawing: A Beginning FIONA O’BEIRNE BA(VisArt) DipPASCert IV

See description above. 8 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Fri from Feb 12 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01GN199

Relaxed and expressive approach to life drawing based on Kimon Nicholaides’ The Natural Way to Draw. A series of graded tasks make life drawing seem more easy and natural. Perfect for the beginner, but also suits the more experienced drawer. 8 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01GN205

How to Draw a Portrait CILLA CAMPBELL BFA (National Art School)

Beginners Drawing II NICOLE GUYMER BEd(VisArts) GradDip(VisArts) GradDip(Comm) BA(Arch)

Completed a beginners drawing class and looking to continue developing your skills? Extend your existing drawing skills to gain a wider and more extensive range. Use pencil only to help achieve a more confident artwork in realism and in expressive drawings. 8 meetings 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01GN200

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain ANGELA HUTCHINGS BA(Hons) MA(VisArt)

Specifically for beginners: develop your artist’s eye with this special method of learning to draw. Learn to relax so your lines are spontaneous and flowing, while you study basic aspects – quality of line, negative spaces, proportion, perspective and the ever captivating play of light and shade on form. See the world with new eyes. 8 meetings 2 pm – 4 pm Mon from Feb 8 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01GN201 OR

Right Brain Drawing Weekend Workshop FIONA O’BEIRNE BA(VisArt) DipPASCert IV

See description above. 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 13 & Sun Mar 14 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK202

Learn to Draw CILLA CAMPBELL BFA (National Art School)

Develop your unique drawing style. Move through studies of life, tone and perspective to still life, the human body and landscape subjects. On completion, you’ll draw with more confidence and skill. 8 weeks

10 am – 12 noon Tue from Feb 9 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01GN207

Experimental Drawing MARGARET HEATHWOOD BA GradDipArt DipEd MCA

Discover the expressive qualities of making marks on paper, explore the potential of non–representational drawing. Cover a wide range of topics and skills from the graphic experiences of drawing. Experiment with texture and collage. Suitable for all levels of ability. Note: For first lesson, students need only bring lead pencils, A2 cartridge pad and erasers. 8 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Mon from Feb 8 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01GN204

8 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Mon from Feb 15 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01GN211 OR

Pastels Weekend Workshop TANIA CASTAING DipFineArt PostTechFineArt

See description above. 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 20 & Sun Mar 21 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK212

Joys of Watercolour Painting CHRISTINE BURKE CertAppArt

Watercolour painting is relaxing and rewarding. For beginners and those with previous artistic experience. Explore wash techniques and colour composition through structured exercises. At the end, you should be able to paint a landscape and portrait in watercolours.

Develop your own drawing style while conquering the techniques of portrait drawing. Examine, with the help of the masters, how the face works, and utilise tone, contour and measuring to build up your skills. By the end, you’ll have the knowledge and resources needed to draw portraits – even a self-portrait!

8 meetings 2 pm – 4 pm Tue from Feb 9 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01GN213

8 meetings 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01GN208

See description above.

Portraiture and Life Drawing Weekend Workshop

OR

Watercolour Weekend Workshop FIONA O'BEIRNE BA(VisArt) DipPASCert IV 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Feb 27 & Sun Feb 28 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK214

Design Through Collage

SUSANNAH THORNE Fine Art BA (Hons)

DEBORAH MARKS BA (Vis Art) BFA (Hons)

Interested in exploring new skills in portraiture and life drawing? Work directly from a model in a creative, flexible learning environment. Focus on areas such as use of line and tone, colour, and capturing the essence of the model. For complete beginners and those with experience – experiment and increase your learning.

Discover the highly creative realm of collage, while learning the art of visual composition. Use the elements and principles of design and colour to investigate compositional structures and explore the varied possibilities of collage. Examine a wide range of approaches and styles to this art form, stimulating your imagination to discover creative possibilities.

2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 20 & Sun Mar 21 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK206

Holiday Sketching LEONIE NORTON BA(VisArt) BFA(Hons) GradDipVET(AdEd)

Create a visual souvenir of your holiday via sketching and travel notes. Experiment with various materials and techniques using pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour. Surprise and delight your friends with a unique personal record of your travels. Bring your holiday photos to life by interpreting them into sketches. All levels welcome. 2 days

10 am – 4 pm Sat Feb 20 & Sun Feb 21 $168 Conc $151 Course No: 01WK141

8 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Tue from Feb 9 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01GN233

Colour Interaction Weekend Workshop DEBORAH MARKS BA (Vis Art) BFA (Hons)

Enjoy mixing and arranging colour to discover the intriguing world of colour interaction. Explore a range of colour mixing exercises to develop an awareness of the optical effects that adjacent colours have on each other, and gain a feel for colour. Examine hue, value, intensity and temperature. Using collage techniques, experiment with colour harmonies and contrasts. 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 27 & Sun Mar 28 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK234

Could your life do with

some new colour?


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Introduction to Acylic Painting FIONA O’BEIRNE BA(VisArt) DipPAS Cert IV

Acrylic dries quickly, can use a great range of support, and many effects can be achieved with it. Learn basic techniques, uses of materials, colour mixing and the use of composition in artworks. 8 meetings 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Fri from Feb 12 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01GN217

Botanical Art: Drawing and Painting LEONIE NORTON BA(VisArt) BFA(Hons) GradDipVET(AdEd)

Learn to draw and paint your favourite plant or flower. Explore pencil, watercolour, and fundamental principles of composition, tone and perspective. Discover the effect of light to define form, structure and texture of the plant. Understand mixing, layering and glazing of watercolours. Develop new skills or extend existing ones. Work at your own pace with individual tuition and class demonstrations. All skill levels welcome. 6 meetings 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 $183 Conc $156 Course No: 01GN220 OR 6 meetings 1 pm – 4 pm Wed from Feb 10 $183 Conc $156 Course No: 01GN221

Colour and Design JULIE ASHCROFT BA (VisArts) DipEd MA

Gain an aesthetic and practical appreciation of colour. Learn invaluable skills in colour application and design principles, including use of key values. Create designs in colour that show dominance, repetition, gradation, unity, balance, harmony and contrast. Experiment through a variety of exercises in several contexts. By the end, you’ll be able to apply your skills to areas of Fine Arts, Design, Fashion or any other aesthetic purpose. 8 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01GN216

Learn to Print from Linocuts CILLA CAMPBELL BFA (National Art School)

Suitable for beginners and more advanced. Entertaining and practical. Learn basic linocut and woodcut skills: reproducing drawings, photos etc, as prints. Note: materials available from tutor on 1st day (e.g. linotiles, cutting tools, inks, rollers, papers, barons), cost $50 not included in course fee. (For students re-enrolling, there’s a cost of $10 to cover paper, ink, rollers etc.) 8 meetings 10 am – 12 noon Thu from Feb 11 $174 Conc $152 Course No: 01GN209

Lino and Wood Block Printing Weekend Workshop HELEN YOUNG BA MA BFineArts DipEd (VisArt)

Learn to make lino, wood blocks and mono prints in the tradition of Margaret Preston, William Blake and Edgar Degas. Make drawings, transfer them to the block, cut, print and explore colour reductions and monoprints. Learn something new or redevelop an old skill. 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sat Mar 27 & Sun Mar 28 $192 Conc $173 Course No: 01WK226

Calligraphy: Intermediate ELAINE WITTON Guild Member ASC BEd(Adult Ed)

For those who’ve completed a basic 1 year course and wish to extend their calligraphic knowledge. Benefit from class interaction in a friendly, stimulating atmosphere working on class projects or ones of your own choice. 6 meetings 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Thu from Feb 11 $142 Conc $124 Course No: 01GN223

Art of Beautiful Writing – Uncial Calligraphy

Summer Holiday Art

LINDA UPFOLD BSc (Hons) MSc DipWestCalligraphy

Life Drawing Intensive Workshop

Calligraphy is a very enjoyable art form which uses ageold techniques. Focus is on the ancient Uncial script. Start by learning a modern version, then discover the beautiful spirals, knots and decorations of the period. Then combine these designs with the lettering into practical projects. Designed for beginners. Materials available at 1st meeting ($20, not included in course fee). 6 meetings 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 $142 Conc $124 Course No: 01GN224 OR 6 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Wed from Feb 10 $142 Conc $128 Course No: 01GN225

Card Making GWENDOLINE GILL

Like to surprise and impress your family and friends with handmade cards? Each card will be an original work of art that can convey your wishes and you can have a lot of fun creating them. Learn many techniques and a sound basis for card making. All new cards for 2010. Kit supplied $15 to be paid to tutor on the day. 1 day

9:30 am – 3:30 pm Sat Mar 20 $86 Conc $77 Course No: 01WK228

Jewellery Beading for Beginners / Intermediate JULIE WALTERS

Have fun making your own single and multi-tiered necklaces, chokers, bracelets, and earrings. Design your necklace, manipulate the beading equipment, learn easy and more challenging threading techniques and organisation of your own kits and purchasing skills. Starter kit (includes basic beads) available from tutor at 1st meeting, cost $40. Please bring a plain white or light coloured hand towel.

SUSANNAH THORNE Fine Art BA (Hons)

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Intensive workshop exploring a range of techniques and media working from the life model. Use drawing and painting to find expression for the human form. In this open, creative environment, gain understanding and develop broad skills in areas such as composition, proportion and use of colour in relation to the model. Suitable for beginners and experienced students. 3 days

10.00 am – 4 pm Mon Feb 1 to Wed Feb 3 $232 Conc $210 Course No: 01GN140

Design through Collage DEBORAH MARKS BA (Vis Art) BFA (Hons)

Discover the highly creative realm of collage. Learn the art of visual composition, use the elements and principles of design and colour to investigate compositional structures and explore the varied possibilities of collage. Investigate a wide range of approaches and styles to this art form, stimulating your imagination to discover creative possibilities. 3 days

10 am – 4 pm Mon Jan 18 to Wed Jan 20 $232 Conc $210 Course No: 01GN230

Holiday Workshop Drawing FIONA O’BEIRNE BA(VisArt) DipPASCert IV

Drawing can be an intriguing way of passing time or a major obsession and way of life. Learn a variety of techniques and media such as charcoal and ink. Explore many skills such as texture, tone and composition. We all have some kind of artistic ability, and the only way to find out what kind we have is to ‘have a go’. 3 days

10 am – 4 pm Wed Jan 27 to Fri Jan 29 $232 Conc $210 Course No: 01GN231

8 meetings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Tue from Feb 9 $174 Conc $157 Course No: 01GN229

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Art materials

You’ll receive a materials list upon enrolment. At the first meeting your tutor will discuss this list with you (including where to buy the materials) – these usually cost between $25–$50. For the first meeting you need only bring 2B and 4B pencils, paper, eraser and ruler.

In the event of a class being cancelled, WEA cannot accept responsibility for any materials purchased. Weekend workshop students also receive a materials list after enrolment – we suggest you don’t purchase these until just before your course starts.


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WEA Sydney Summer 2010 Enrol now:

WEA Information Technology Courses For the skills you need today At WEA Sydney you’ll gain up-to-date IT skills in a hands-on training environment. Here are some of the features you’ll enjoy:

• There are 10 workstations in each room

and each student has exclusive use of a PC. Note: We do not use Apple computers; courses are conducted in the Windows XP and Vista environments.

Course Manual

• Detailed course manuals supplied. Refreshments

• Morning and afternoon tea provided.

• Class Master II visual display equipment is

Our Trainers

• Affordable short courses

Certificates

• Courses for Seniors

• Certificates are issued if all sessions have

Our friendly team of highly skilled experts are dedicated to helping you achieve the skills you need:

Facilities

Nationally Recognised Training courses, • For certificates are awarded on successful

Courses

• Nationally recognised training

• WEA has 2 computer training facilities, both

equipped with the latest computers and with ADSL2+ Broadband connection to the Internet.

installed in each room to facilitate learning.

been attended.

completion of the course and the required assessment/s. Personal ID must be presented during enrolment or shortly thereafter.

Sam Bizri Anne Edwards Rosemary Chen Tom Marotta Hanne Christensen Noel Scaife David Fox

Luci Tavener Jonathan Jermey Keen Wan Tareek Furmie Ron Lawrence Jenny Kapp


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Some Essential Skills Computer Awareness Nationally Recognised Training

No PC experience? This course is primarily designed for people who need to know how to use a personal computer using Microsoft Windows XP/Vista. Includes: start up, shut down; identify various software available on computer; manage files and much more. Aligns to Unit BSBITU101A Operate a Personal Computer from BSB10107 Cert I in Business. Statement of Attainment on successful completion. 2 days

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $335 Conc $300 01CP100 Wed Feb 17 & Thurs 18 01CP101 Sat Feb 27 & Sun 28 (Windows Vista) 01CP103 Tue Apr 6 & Wed 7 5 sessions 9:30 am – 12 noon $335 Conc $300 01CP102 Mon from Feb 15 (Windows Vista)

Linux for Windows Users Intro to Linux and some of its concepts. Test and play with one of the most common free variants of Linux and its interfaces. Operate these from live CDs and memory sticks which run on a PC without affecting the hard disk or operating system, and take these CDs away with you. 1 day 01CP114

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Wed Mar 3

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Courses for the Over 60s

Designed for older students to learn in a relaxed, supportive environment. Note: We do not use Apple computers; courses are conducted in the Windows XP and Vista environments.

Computers for Seniors

General Interest Social Networking with Facebook Facebook is a free-access social networking website. Create a personal profile to connect and share personal photos and videos with friends and family worldwide. Keep in contact via chat with those you’ve lost touch with. Join the 4 million Australians already on Facebook. 1 day 01CP208

10 am – 4 pm $120 Conc $108 Thu Mar 18

Confused about computers? Conquer your fear by learning simple procedures, elementary handling and basic concepts on popular word processing, database and spreadsheet packages. Assumes no prior knowledge of computers. 2 days

10 am – 4 pm $195 01CP124 Wed Apr 21 & Thu 22 (Windows Vista) 01CP126 Thu Apr 8 & Fri 9

Word for Seniors

PC Housekeeping with Windows XP

Using Computers for Family Tree Creating and Research

Learn to: • access applications • load new applications • Locate, organise files • Control screen appearance • Manage printer, change settings • Protect against viruses. Prerequisite: Computer Awareness or equivalent and be able to create and save computer files.

Enter family details (remember to bring them), produce family tree charts and reports. Access genealogical web sites and download information. Computer experience (or completion of introductory computer course) required.

Increase your confidence and learn basic word processing skills using Word for Windows. Create, edit and print simple documents; open, save and close a document; format and move through a document. Suitable if you’ve completed an introductory computer course and can use a mouse.

1 day

2 days

1 day 01CP105

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Mon Mar 29

PC Housekeeping with Windows Vista Windows Vista is Microsoft’s 2007 operating system. Enjoy features including an updated graphical user interface of the operating system. Learn to: • access existing applications • Load new applications • Locate and organise files • Control screen appearance • Manage your printer and change computer settings. Prerequisite: Computer Awareness (Vista) or equivalent and be able to create and save computer files. 1 day 01CP106

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Tue Apr 6

Touch Type with Typequick Nationally Recognised Training

Gain keyboard and typing skills, confidence with a PC. TYPEQUICK software, 2 different options: 5 week or 2 day format. Aligns to Unit BSBITU102A Develop Keyboard Skills from BSB10107 Cert I in Business. Statement of Attainment on successful completion. 2 days 01CP109 01CP110 01CP111 01CP112

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $295 Conc $266 Sat Mar 20 & Sun 21 Mon Mar 1 & Tues 2 Tue Mar 30 & Wed 31 Sat Apr 10 & Sun 11

5 sessions 1:30 pm – 4 pm $295 Conc $266 01CP107 Mon from Feb 15 5 sessions 5:30 pm – 8 pm $295 Conc $266 01CP108 Wed from Feb 24

Typing Speed & Accuracy Testing Scored in accordance with Australian Standards. If successful, receive a statement of speed and accuracy. Tests held individually at mutually convenient time. 1 session 01CP113

$60 Conc $50 9 am – 5 pm weekdays by appointment

01CP115

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $150 Conc $135 Fri Feb 19

10 am – 4 pm $195 01CP128 Thu Feb 25 & Fri 26

Spreadsheets for Seniors

eBay & eCommerce The Basics of Buying on eBay Research prices; compare items; track purchases, use PayPal; monitor listings and complete transactions. Basic computing and internet search skills required, plus a credit card and ability to access email via the web. 1 day 01CP117

10 am – 4 pm $120 Conc $108 Sat Feb 20

The Basics of Selling on eBay Set up a sellers account; research, create and enhance listings; set pricing; use PayPal; monitor listings and complete transactions. Basic computing and internet search skills required, plus ability to access email via the web, and you must already be an eBay buyer with a minimum total feedback score of 10. If not, you should enrol in The Basics of Buying on eBay first. 2 days 01CP118

10 am – 4 pm $215 Conc $195 Sat Mar 6 & Sun 7

Starting an On-line Business – Introduction Starting/managing the online store: setup, customisation, marketing and reporting. Prerequisites: preferably you should have basic internet experience, knowledge of an operating system (Windows or Mac), and be able to navigate the environment using a mouse and keyboard. 2 days 01CP120

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $385 Conc $347 Sat Mar 13 & Sun 14

Save time and effort Why not enrol on our website?

www.weasydney.nsw.edu.au Note: Concession enrolments cannot be taken via WEA’s website.

Create spreadsheets for home budgets, accounts, stock market etc using EXCEL. Guidelines given for using Works or Lotus 123. Suitable if you’ve completed an introductory computer course and can use a mouse. 1 day

10 am – 4 pm $100 01CP130 Wed Mar 17

Internet for Seniors Keep in touch regularly and cheaply by e-mail; join interest groups; find websites with information of special interest to older Australians. Suitable if you’ve completed an introductory computer course and can use a mouse. 1 day

10 am – 4 pm $100 01CP131 Wed Feb 17 01CP132 Wed Mar 24 01CP133 Thu Mar 4

Picture Perfect: Desktop Scanning & Digital Photography for Seniors Use a desktop scanner and your digital camera to produce and manipulate beautiful photos and images. Suitable if you’ve completed an introductory computer course and can use a mouse. Bring your own camera and cable. 1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $120 01CP129 Tue Mar 9 01CP134 Tue Mar 23


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More Complex Documents Using Word

The Microsoft Office Suite Short comprehensive courses in Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint using Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007.

Word Processing Upgrading to MS Office 2007 Already using Microsoft Office 2003 and now wish to upgrade to Office 2007? Focus is on Word and Excel with a bit of PowerPoint and Outlook. 1 day 01CP210

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $120 Tue Mar 2

Nationally Recognised Training

Create, print, save and edit, use text enhancement, create columns and much more. Aligns with Unit BSBITU201A Produce Simple Wordprocessed Documents from BSB20107 Cert II in Business. Statement of Attainment on successful completion. Prerequisite: Basic PC, Windows and mouse operations. Touch-typing an advantage.

01CP135 01CP136 01CP137

10 am – 4 pm $350 Conc $315 Mon Feb 22 & Tue 23 (Office 2003) Thu Mar 4 & Fri 5 (Office 2007) Sat Mar 20 & Sun 21 (Office 2007)

Also available ONLINE: 01OL130 $310

Intro to Word & Excel in a Nutshell Word: format text and paragraphs; cut, copy and paste; bullets, tables, mail merge. Excel: format cells; sort; formulas. Plus save, back up and print. Basic computer skills required (using the mouse and keyboard). 1 day 01CP140 01CP141

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Tue Feb 16 (Office 2007) Thu Apr 1 (Office 2003)

CPD

01CP143 01CP142

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Thu Mar 18 (Office 2007) Mon Apr 19 (Office 2003)

CPD

Databases Introduction to Access

Create, save, edit, print worksheets; formulas and built-in functions; create charts. Aligns with Unit BSBITU202A Create and Use Spreadsheets from BSB20107 Cert II in Business. Statement of Attainment on successful completion. Basic knowledge of the computer and Windows environment required. 2 days 01CP145 01CP147 01CP146

Nationally Recognised Training

Use mail merge; create styles; work with tables, graphics and drawing tools; create templates; use section breaks and much more. Aligns with Unit BSBITU303A Design & Produce Text Documents from BSB30407 Cert III in Business Administration. Statement of Attainment on successful completion. Prerequisite: Intro Word or equivalent, proficiency in basic computer operation. 9:30 am – 4:30 pm $385 Conc $347 Thu Mar 11 & Fri 12 (Office 2007) Mon Apr 26 & Tues 27 (Office 2007)

CPD

Continuing Professional Development for Tradespeople

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Enrol in a WEA Nationally Recognised Training course, undertake the assessment, and you can earn 5 points per hour to your CPD obligation. Enrol in one of our non-assessable vocational training courses and you can earn 2 points per hour.

CPD

1 day

Nationally Recognised Training

CPD

4 sessions 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm $385 Conc $347 01CP202 Tue 2 – Fri 5 Mar (Office 2003)

Word: work with longer documents; AutoCorrect; tables; graphics; macros. Excel: pivot tables; look up tables; logical, financial and maths functions; safeguarding your worksheet; macros. Suitable if you’re familiar with the basic features of Word and Excel.

Nationally Recognised Training

Advanced Word

Look for the courses marked with

CPD

Introduction to Excel

4 sessions 5:30 pm – 8 pm $350 Conc $315 01CP200 Tue Apr 6 – Fri 9 (Office 2003)

01CP138 01CP139

01CP144

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Fri Mar 26 (Office 2007)

Spreadsheets

4 sessions 5:30 pm – 8 pm $350 Conc $315 01CP201 Tue Feb 16 – Fri 19 (Office 2007)

2 days

1 day

More Word & Excel in a Nutshell

Introduction to Word for Windows

2 days

Produce a table of contents; create an index; create a master document; create fields; document review; track changes. Basic familiarity with Word essential, and knowledge of more advanced features desirable.

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $385 Conc $347 Thu Feb 25 & Fri 26 (Office 2007) Sat Mar 13 & Sun 14 (Office 2007) Thu Mar 25 & Fri 26 (Office 2003)

2 days 01CP153 01CP154

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $385 Conc $347 Wed Mar 31 & Thur 1 Apr (Office 2007) Tue Mar 9 & Wed 10 (Office 2007)

4 sessions 5 pm – 8 pm $385 Conc $347 01CP205 Tue 23 – Fri 27 Feb (Office 2003)

4 sessions 5 pm – 8 pm $385 Conc $347 01CP203 Tue 16 – Fri 19 Feb (Office 2003) Also available ONLINE: 01OL132 $310

Create databases; design and create tables; enter data; search, sort and print lists; create customised screens and reports; query the database. Aligns with Unit BSBITU301A Create and Use Databases from BSB30407 Cert III in Business Administration. Statement of Attainment on successful completion. Basic knowledge of the computer and Windows environment required.

Also available ONLINE: 01OL134 $310

CPD

CPD

More Access

More Excel

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training

Use advanced tables, form design and queries; import and export data; automate tasks; mail merges. Aligns with Unit BSBITA401A Design Databases from BSB40507 Cert IV in Business Administration. Optional accreditation available. You should have already attended an Introduction to Access course or equivalent.

Large worksheets; functions and macros; templates and much more. Aligns with Unit BSBITU402A Develop and Use Complex Spreadsheets from BSB40507 Cert IV in Business Admin. Statement of Attainment on successful completion. You should have already attended an Introduction to Excel course and be able to create and print Excel worksheets confidently. 2 days 01CP149 01CP151 01CP150

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $385 Conc $347 Thu Apr 8 & Fri 9 (Office 2007) Wed Apr 28 & Thu 29 (Office 2003) Wed Apr 28 & Thur 29 (Office 2007)

4 sessions 5 pm – 8 pm $385 Conc $347 01CP204 Tue 9 – Fri 12 Mar (Office 2003) Also available ONLINE: 01OL133 $310

2 days 01CP198 01CP155

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $385 Conc $347 Sat Apr 17 & Sun 18 (Office 2007) Mon Apr 19 & Tues 20 (Office 2007)

4 sessions 5 pm – 8 pm $385 Conc $347 01CP206 Tue 16 – Fri 19 Mar (Office 2003) Also available ONLINE: 01OL135 $310

CPD

CPD

Intro to FileMaker Pro Database

Use advanced filters; include validation techniques; use goal seeking for desired results; and create pivot tables to manipulate data.

Create a database; manage a table; create and use form layouts; create reports. You should have already attended an introductory computer course, or be familiar with computers and basic software such as word processing and/or spreadsheets and databases.

1 day

1 day

Advanced Excel

01CP152

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Tue Apr 20 (Office 2003)

CPD

01CP156

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Thu Mar 11

CPD


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Advanced InDesign CS4

Presentation

Manage long documents with books palette; advanced stylesheet techniques; manage elements with libraries; add interactivity to your document and more.

Presentation Skills Using PowerPoint

2 days

Nationally Recognised Training

Aligns with Unit BSBITU302A Create Electronic Presentations from BSB30407 Cert III in Business Administration. Statement of Attainment on successful completion. Sound knowledge of the computer and Windows environment required. 1 day 01CP157 01CP158 01CP159

9 am – 5 pm $230 Conc $207 Wed Feb 24 (Office 2003) Fri Apr 23 (Office 2007) Fri Feb 19 (Office 2007)

01CP172

Introduction to Photoshop CS4 Calibrate, scan, correct images; format files; manipulate and retouch images; create special effects using type; use transformation controls, layers and channels. Graphics or DTP application experience an advantage. 2 days 01CP173

Also available ONLINE: 01OL136 $285

Your digital future

is in your hands

Create presentations; text techniques; clip art; avoiding pitfalls. Assumes no prior knowledge of PowerPoint 2003 or creating electronic presentations. Basic knowledge of the computer and Windows environment an advantage.

01CP160

1 session

Use general features; manage general ledger functions; create and add inventory details; generate invoices; reconcile accounts; generate financial reports; create and add payroll details. Aligns to Unit ICAU1211B Operate Accounting Applications from ICA10105 Cert I in Information Technology. Statement of Attainment on successful completion. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills, confident use of a mouse and familiarity with Windows environment. Basic understanding of bookkeeping desirable. 9:30 am – 4:30 pm $430 Conc $387 Sat Feb 20, Sun 21 & Sat 27 Wed Apr 14, Thu 15 & Fri 16

6 sessions 6 pm – 9 pm $430 Conc $387 01CP163 Mon from Mar 8 (Except 5 April) to Apr 19

01CP165 01CP168 01CP167 01CP166

CPD

CPD

Fix problems; adjust incorrect records; delete transactions; reverse payments; returns of goods; cancellation of services; provide for depreciation and tax. Prerequisite: Thorough understanding of MYOB or completion of an introductory course.

01CP169

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $245 Conc $221 Mon Apr 26

Learn how to produce publications or develop your graphic design skills.

Create greeting cards, menus, certificates, newsletters; edit and format text; create and manipulate tables and simple graphics; use embedded graphic objects for charts and diagrams; page enhancement; manipulate scanned and other images. Aligns with Unit BSBITU309A Produce desktop published documents from BSB30407 Cert III in Business Admin. Statement of Attainment on successful completion. Basic knowledge of the computer and Windows environment required. 2 days 01CP170

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $385 Conc $347 Mon Mar 22 & Tue 23 (Office 2007)

4 sessions 5 pm – 8 pm $385 Conc $347 01CP207 Tue 23 – Fri 26 Mar (Office 2003)

Advanced MYOB

1 day

Desktop Publishing & Graphics Nationally Recognised Training

Data entry kept to a minimum using prepared data files. No bookkeeping knowledge required. Prerequisite: basic computer skills, confident use of a mouse, knowledge of basic business terms such as invoice, quote, cheque. 9 am – 5 pm $245 Conc $221 Mon Feb 15 Fri Mar 5 Fri Mar 12 Mon Mar 15

CPD

Introduction to Publisher

MYOB in a Day (v18)

1 day

01CP161

6 pm – 9 pm $100 Tue Apr 20 (Office 2003)

Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS4 Basic graphic design principles; select and work with tools; create new documents; add and format text; create and work with layers; use styles and tables; work with colour and objects. Basic understanding of computers and the Windows environment an advantage. 2 days 01CP171 01CP181

CPD

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $385 Conc $347 Sat Mar 6 & Sun 7 Sat Mar 27 & Sun 28

Advanced Photoshop CS4

2 days 01CP175

9 am – 5 pm $385 Conc $347 Mon Apr 12 & Tue 13

Photoshop Elements 7 for Beginners Navigate Photoshop Elements and learn the everyday tools used in the enhancement of digital photographs. 1 day

Slides; masters; animation; set up slideshows and more. You should have completed the Quickstart PowerPoint course or equivalent.

Nationally Recognised Training

01CP162 01CP164

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Beginning with MYOB (v18)

3 days

6 pm – 9 pm $100 Mon Feb 15 (Office 2007)

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $385 Conc $347 Tue Feb 23 & Wed 24

Manipulate and composite using alpha channels; use actions and droplets to automate your workflow; use filters and layer effects to enhance the look of your files.

Quickstart PowerPoint for Presenters & Trainers

1 session

Business & Accounting

CPD

9 am – 5 pm $385 Conc $347 Wed Mar 24 & Thu 25

01CP176

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Thu Feb 18

Digital Photography: Getting Started Want to know more about your digital camera’s features and store, manipulate and enhance your images? Adjust the setting for best results; send pictures by email; create a slide show of selected images; move images to CD for longterm storage; modify images with Photoshop Elements. Basic knowledge Windows, desktop computing required. 1 day 01CP177

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Tue Mar 16

Adobe Illustrator CS4 – Basics Gain skills to create and modify your own vector graphic artwork using the leading drawing application software – Adobe Illustrator. Competent knowledge of computers and the Windows environment required. 1 day 01CP178

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Wed Apr 14

Scanning, Digital Photography and Working with Images Bring your own photos, camera and cables to class for practice. Examine the technology behind digital cameras and scanners and use them appropriately. Transfer images to a computer and manipulate to remove red-eye and other common problems. Save files in different formats. Use and test software for image manipulation, including Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. 1 day 01CP179

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Tue Apr 27

Foundations of Graphic Design Conceptualising; layout and typographic principles; technologies used; print and web based design; effective use of colour. See how professional and effective communication material is created from concept to print. 2 days 01CP180

9 am – 5 pm $385 Conc $347 Tue Mar 16 & Wed 17


26Computers & IT Website Design & Multimedia Intro to Dreamweaver CS4 Designing and developing interactive web documents using Dreamweaver. Plan and design a website; build a web document; add images, hyperlinks, rollovers and image maps; templates, library items and multimedia files; tables, layers and frames. You must be familiar with internet basics and using a wordprocessing application before enrolling. 2 days 01CP182 01CP183

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $385 Conc $347 Mon Mar 29 & Tues 30 Thu Apr 15 & Fri 16

Designing Websites with CSS Use CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to build faster, better looking, easily maintained websites. Once you update the style sheet the rest of the site is updated. Discover how to use CSS to create accessible, standards-compliant websites that are also attractive and engaging. 1 day 01CP188

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Sun Apr 18

Web Design using Macromedia Create professional looking websites through hands-on exercises. Gain basic understanding of Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks to produce websites. You must be familiar with a mouse and keyboard, internet basics and the Windows environment. 2 days 01CP184

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $385 Conc $347 Sat Apr 10 & Sun 11

WEA Sydney Summer 2010 Enrol now:

Create Web Pages using HTML HTML is the main language behind most static web pages. Using a web editor like Dreamweaver, HTML concepts are extremely useful for getting the most out of your authoring software, and for troubleshooting common problems. Learn what the HTML code stands for; build pages with images, colour, tables and electronic forms. 1 day 01CP189

Create a Website using Joomla! Create an interactive site with free Content Management System (CMS) Joomla! Create an account; connect to host; upload Joomla! setup files. Customise your own site; modify, create and publish content; control users’ access; track hits and site usage. Prequisites: Experience with the operating system, ability to navigate using mouse and keyboard, experience using a browser program (Internet Explorer or Firefox) recommended. 2 days 01CP186

Website Design with Drupal

2 days 01CP194

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $385 Conc $347 Sat Mar 27 & Sun 28

Discover the Internet Nationally Recognised Training

For beginners who’ve just connected or are thinking of connecting: browse with various search engines; send and receive email; and more. Aligns with Unit ICAU1133B Send and receive information using web browsers and email from IAC10105 Cert I in Information Technology. Prerequisite: Computer Awareness course or equivalent, confident use of mouse and Windows environment. 1 day 01CP190

Have an existing website or want a site designed and need to know what next? Discover the Google business services you can use: monitor traffic, search keywords, site optimisation, web standards and more. 1 day 01CP191

No refunds issued unless WEA cancels a course.

01CP187

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Sat Apr 17

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Sat Apr 24

Email Marketing One of the online marketing strategies used to enhance website traffic. For website owners who want greater exposure and increased traffic by investigating the advantages and disadvantages of email marketing, assessing tools and working with HTML to create newsletter and email formatted documents sent to customers. 1 day

What is a blog? Why should I blog? Which blogging platform should I use? How can I increase traffic to my site? With many more questions answered on how to startup, compose and maintain a successful web blog.

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Mon Mar 22

Google for Website Owners

How to Blog

1 day

technology

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $385 Conc $347 Mon Apr 12 & Tues 13

One of the most popular free content management systems for website design and development, Drupal enables construction of multilevel sites with carefully controlled access to material at different levels. Set up your Drupal website, copy to a memory stick or CD to take away.

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9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Sun Feb 21

Internet

01CP211

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Sun Feb 28

Programming Intro to PHP: Form Handling on the Web PHP (PHP: Hypertext Processor), a widely-used web programming language, is especially useful for dealing with user input to forms. Create an interactive website and create forms; intercept and deal with data returned by users: send on by email or add to a web page, retrievable anytime. You’ll have access to your own site to customise. 1 day 01CP195

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Tue Feb 16

Advanced PHP: mySQL Databases PHP (Hypertext Processor), a widely-used web programming language, is especially useful for dealing with user input to forms. mySQL is a free text-based web database system for data storage, retrieval and management. Create an interactive site users can add to, search and retrieve data from an SQL database on the web using PHP scripts. Some hand-coding, but mostly use Adobe Dreamweaver to create powerful PHP scripts. Customise your own site. 1 day 01CP196

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $210 Conc $189 Wed Apr 21

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For Managers & Supervisors Successful Negotiating Across Cultures SIMON STOKES MA in Business

We have a great range of business and nationally recognised training courses. Whether you’re working towards becoming a fully qualified trainer, frontline manager, or need to improve your administration or communication skills for the workplace, WEA has the right course for you or your organisation.

Correctly identifying cultural differences leads to improved chances of success in complex negotiating situations. Learn the critical skills in guiding your Asian negotiations to a satisfactory solution: work with customers to sort out complex choices with focus on openings, closings, and other critical moments. Explore themes, bridging strategy and tactics, theory and practice including exercises to encourage self reflection and develop ability to improvise effectively in the face of unexpected opportunities and potential perils. 1 day 01TG145

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $175 Thu Mar 4

Project Management SHEELA SREE KUMAR BArch MBA DipJourn

Phases in the lifecycle of a project; analysis and planning. For those faced with a new project, for first time project managers or those who just want an appreciation of the art of project management. 1 day 01TG103

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $175 Sat Feb 27

Effective Communication for Managers and Supervisors MARINA CHADILOFF BA MA DipEd

Business Studies Attractively priced weekend courses to help you and your business stay on track!

Accounting for Non-Accountants CHRIS LIN BSc Cert IV AWT

Correctly use debits and credits; bookkeeping techniques; budgeting principles; profit & loss; cashflow worksheets; the balance sheet and other general accounting terms.

Becoming a Director or Board Member

An important key to being a successful a manager is the ability to influence those you work with in a positive manner. Achieve your goals through positive, assertive communication. Learn to: identify your personal style; compare assertive/non assertive behaviours; use assertive language; avoid unintentional defensive or aggressive messages; deal with aggression; apply assertive techniques.

MOHAMAD KADER BSc(Hons) MSc GradCert BA PhD

1 day

The practice of directorship is an ever-increasing issue with the recent corporate collapses and other market factors. Increased interest is appearing in the correct practice of directorship and there’s more demand than ever for well-trained, knowledgeable directors to sit on boards of companies and organisations. Become aware of what it takes to be a sought-after director. 1 day 01BS105

2 days 01BS101

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $205 Conc $185 Sat Mar 13 & Sun 14

Starting Your Own New Business MOHAMAD KADER BSc(Hons) MSc GradCert BA PhD

Many people starting a new business have limited business skills. Examine a great many issues involved in starting and running a successful business, from planning and budgeting, to marketing, making sales and collecting payments. Note: Concession price cannot be claimed via website booking. Please phone WEA Sydney on 9264 2781. 2 days 01BS102

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $205 Conc $185 Sat Mar 20 & 27

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $175 Conc $158 Sun Feb 28

Business Etiquette for Winning New Clients MOHAMAD KADER BSc(Hons) MSc GradCert BA PhD

Look at, analyse and apply various aspects of business etiquette. Plenty of hands on training and role-plays to help you feel more confident about dealing with customers, regardless of their background. 1 day 01BS106

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $175 Conc $158 Sun Feb 21

01TG139

9:30 am – 5 pm $175 Fri Mar 19

Essential Skills for New Team Leaders MELINDA MULLEY Dip of Training

Whether you’re an aspiring leader, new leader, or have some experience, build confidence in making the transition from individual contributor to leader. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to confidently deal with the challenges faced by a new leader, and achieve results quickly; how to manage your time and efforts on high priority tasks, effectively lead teams to contribute to business strategies, and achieve results through others by building strong relationships with team members. 1 session 01TG146

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $175 Thu Apr 8

Professional Presentations HANNE CHRISTENSEN BA DipEd DCH

General Interest Buying Your First Property – Know How

Use accelerated learning techniques to set you on the road to excellent professional presentation. Learn how to address your audience in such a way that you pay heed to different learning styles in order to get your message across, find out what your preferred learning style is and how to use more than one style.

FRED OBEIDO 1 day

Learn the fundamentals of marketing your business – includes the 4 Ps: new product development, price, place, promotion; and setting your marketing strategies.

Gain the knowledge and confidence to purchase your first home or investment property including information on legal processes, different types of loans and packages, how to negotiate with real estate agents and the total costs involved with the purchase.

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Marketing Your Business SHEELA SREE KUMAR BArch MBA DipJourn

01BS104

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $175 Conc $158 Tue Apr 6

01TG104

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $175 Sat Feb 20

01TG111

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $175 Tue Apr 13

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28Business & Training Idea Generation NICOLE VELIK

Stay ahead of the competition, armed with the best tools and techniques for coming up with strong, creative and innovative ideas. Great for individuals and teams. Learn tricks of creative thinking; solve any business challenge creatively whether it’s Strategy, Communications, Marketing or New Product Development. Your competitors will be saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” 1 day 01TG101

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $175 Wed Feb 17

The Art of Decision Making CHRISTOPHER GOLIS MA MBA SF Fin FAICD

Looking for something different to both improve your emotional intelligence and give you new insights into 5 great plays of the Western Canon? Learn the Humm model of core emotions and how to use it to improve your emotional intelligence. Then use as case studies 5 great plays, with focus on emotional makeup of the main characters and the main decisions taken during the play. 8 sessions 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm $174 Conc $157 01TG102 Tue from Feb 23 – Apr 13

WEA Sydney Summer 2010 Enrol now:

Nationally Recognised Training KEEN WAN HND ACIS Cert IV TAA

TAA40104

3 days

and receive $100 discount off total To gain the Cert IV TAA price qualification, you must complete all four WEA Sydney modules (i.e. 14 units of competency) listed below. You’ll also undertake a practical project in your workplace for all four modules which will be assessed by your tutor.

How the 4 Modules fit together: Module 1 – Facilitating Workplace Learning 3 days + workplace project

Marketing & Selling Website Marketing

TAADEL301C Provide Training through instruction and demonstration of work skills TAADEL403B Facilitate Individual Learning

LUKE HAYES Cert IV(WebSiteProd, Interactive Multimedia SmBusMgmnt) AdvCertMktg

Module 2 – The Learning Environment

1 day

3 days + workplace project

01TG106

Website Promotion LUKE HAYES Cert IV(WebSiteProd, Interactive Multimedia SmBusMgmnt) AdvCertMktg

Over 17 different promotional strategies and how to apply them. Optimise for top search ranking. Successfully promote a new website or significantly boost traffic to an existing site. Comprehensive work book supplied. 1 day 01TG107

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $175 Fri Mar 26

Doing Online Business HOUSSAM BIZRI B.Adult Ed M. Bus Tec

Have an idea, product or service and want to establish an e-commerce website? Learn all you need to know in setting up an e-commerce site, how to manage your clients, manage the products, and push market to your clients, advertise on Google and more. 1 day 01TG109

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $175 Sun Mar 21

Introduction to Importing and Exporting for Business

TAAENV401B Work effectively in vocational education and training TAAENV402B Foster and promote an inclusive learning culture TAAENV403B Ensure a healthy and safe learning environment TAADES401B Use training packages to meet client needs

Module 3 – Workplace Assessment & Validation 3 days + workplace project TAAASS401C Plan and organise assessment TAAASS402C Assess competence TAAASS403B Develop assessment tools TAAASS404B Participate in assessment validation

CORRINE CAMPBELL Cert Int Trade

Looking to supplement your income? Learn how to establish an import/export business; logistics, documentation, trade terms, international marketing, finance, payment terms and risk management. Comprehensive import/export manual included. 2 days 01TG100

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $260 Conc $235 Thu Apr 15 & Fri 16

Client Success HANNE CHRISTENSEN BA DipEd DCH

Learn to get ahead with clients: instantly connect with people; discover their values and decision strategy; talk their language; discover your clients’ sensory style; find out and understand your clients’ way of thinking and utilise this knowledge; identify and meet your clients’ values to the profit of both you and them. 1 day 01TG116

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $175 Fri Mar 12

Organise and conduct individual and group demonstration of workskills; facilitate learning oneon-one with a learner and facilitator.

01TG112

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $650 Mon Feb 15, Mon 22 & Mon 1 Mar

Also available ONLINE: 01OL102 $300

Module 4 – Design & Deliver Group Based Learning 3 days + workplace project TAADES402B Design and develop learning programs TAADEL401B Plan and organise Group based delivery TAADEL402B Facilitate group based learning TAADEL404B Facilitate work based learning

TAA40104 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

CPD

Module 2: The Learning Environment Nationally Recognised Training KEEN WAN HND ACIS Cert IV TAA

Comprises the 4 scaffolding units of TAA40104 Cert IV in Training and Assessment contained in the Learning Environment and Design fields. Covers aspects of the work/vocational education and training relationship. Create a meaningful, safe learning environment; develop and maintain knowledge of the vocational education and training system; learn how to unpack and use Training Packages to meet client needs. 3 days 01TG113

9:30 am – 5 pm $650 Mon Mar 8, Mon 15 & Tue 16

Also available ONLINE: 01OL103 $600

Develop a new business site; review and update a poorly performing site; strategic plannning and implementation. Create a website plan you can implement immediately. Comprehensive workbook supplied. 9:30 am – 4:30 pm $175 Thu Mar 25

Module 1: Facilitating Workplace Learning

Certificate IV in Training & Enrol into Assessment all 4 modules

CPD

Module 3: Workplace Assessment & Validation Nationally Recognised Training KEEN WAN HND ACIS Cert IV TAA

Develop your skills, concentrating on assessment. Plan and organise assessment; assess competence; develop assessment tools; participate in assessment validation. 3 days 01TG114

9:30 am – 5 pm $650 Mon Mar 22, Tue 23 & Mon 29

Also available ONLINE: 01OL104 $600

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Module 4: Design & Deliver Group Based Training Nationally Recognised Training KEEN WAN HND ACIS Cert IV TAA

Develop design and facilitation skills commenced in Mod 1. Design and develop learning programs; plan, organise and facilitate group-based learning; facilitate work-based learning. 3 days 01TG115

9:30 am – 5 pm $650 Mon Apr 12, Mon 19 & Tue 20

Also available ONLINE: 01OL105 $600

CPD

TAA Upgrade Program by Flexible Delivery Nationally Recognised Training Keen Wan HND ACIS Cert IV TAA

For current trainers with BSZ40198 Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training to gain partial RPL and to qualify in TAA40104 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. Conducted in 2 parts by a combination of face to face contact and mentoring. Assessment is by compilation of current training portfolio and completion of integrated Workplace Assessment Project. You need high speed internet and headphone, microphone, webcam to Skype. For pre-enrolment interview and enquiries phone Syed Moniruzzaman 9264 2781 ext 231. Part I Part II 01TG110

Mon Mar 8, Mon 15 & Tue 16 Flexible delivery via Skype (5 one hour sessions) $1080

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Certificate IV TAA by RPL Nationally Recognized Training SYED MONIRUZZAMAN M Bus, Cert IV TAA (TAA40104)

If you can demonstrate current knowledge and skill in training and assessment, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for TAA40104 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. The process involves a pre-enrolment phone interview, purchase of an RPL kit, attending a face to face interview with your assessor and submission of portfolio of evidence. Please note that applying for RPL doesn’t necessarily lead to the achievement of the qualification and you may be required to undertake training in the units where gap identified. For pre-enrolment interview and enquiries, please call Syed Moniruzzaman on 02 9264 2781 ext 231. Continuous enrolments RPL Kit $80 01TG150 $800 (After the purchase of RPL Kit; otherwise $880)

Business – Certificate IV Level Small Business Management (BSB40407) Nationally Recognised Training MOHAMAD KADER BSc(Hons) MSc GradCert BA PhD

For those thinking of starting or already running a small business. Face to face coaching and mentoring. Flexible entry and exit, with enrolments accepted on a continuous basis. For pre-enrolment interview and enquiries call Education Manager 9264 2781, ext 231. Continuous enrolments 01TG117 $1095

Human Resources (BSB41007) Nationally Recognised Training CHRISTINE JARRETT BA(VA) DipTAS M.Ed Cert IV TAA

The basic practical and technical skills required to equip you for a role in HR. 4 core units and 6 elective units of competency. Opportunity to practise and develop leadership, recruitment and administration skills. Requirements: A computer with internet and email access. ONLINE 01OL113

$1815

Business – Diploma Level Management (BSB51107) JENI MARIN Cert IV TAA B.SocSc M Cnsll Nationally Recognised Training

For would-be managers in any industry or organisation. 5 core and 3 elective units of competency, delivered by a combination of face-to-face contact and mentoring. To gain the qualification students must participate in the required face-to-face contact and mentoring and complete an integrated workplace project. Conducted on a flexible delivery basis with continuous enrolments accepted. For pre-enrolment interview and enquiries call Syed Moniruzzaman on 9264 2781 ext 231. Continuous Enrolment 01TG121 $1600

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Do you need specialised in-house employee training? WEA Sydney can provide Corporate Training. Courses available include:

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Information Technology Training & Assessment TAA40104 Certificate IV: Frontline Management Human Resources Marketing Small Business Management Business Management Business Administration

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Diploma of Management and Marketing Time Management Presentation Skills Accounting for Non-Accountants Team Building Communication Skills Business Writing Skills Foreign Languages

Contact WEA’s Education Manager on 9264 2781 ext 231.

Marketing (BSB51207)

Medical Report Typing

Nationally Recognised Training SHEELA SREE KUMAR BArch MBA DipJourn

Nationally Recognised Training LESLEY GRAHAM Cert IV TAA (TAA40104)

Develop knowledge and skills used by marketing practitioners in a business environment. 8 units of competency. Learn to evaluate marketing opportunities, establish and adjust marketing mix, develop a marketing plan, implement a marketing solution, review marketing performance, plan market research, manage an operational plan and facilitate change and innovation. For pre-enrolment interview and enquiries call Syed Moniruzzaman on 9264 2781 ext 231.

Practise typing medical reports with a variety of medical terminology and accents included. Comprises 3 units of competency from BSB30407 Cert III in Business Administration. Statement of Attainment on successful completion. Attendance of a medical terminology or equivalent course is required prior to enrolling, although a glossary is provided. Access to a computer essential.

Continuous enrolments 01TG122 $1600

Distance Learning Continuous enrolments 01TG124 $375

Medical Terminology

Medical Reception

Nationally Recognised Training LESLEY GRAHAM Cert IV TAA (TAA40104)

Keep confidentiality; maintain medical records; control stock; maintain workplace safety; prepare and process medical accounts; organising schedules.

Knowledge of medical terminology is useful for employment as a medical secretary or in health and insurance industries. Suitable if you can’t attend a weekly class and enjoy self-paced learning. You’re sent a flexible learning kit, including textbook and CD. Statement of Attainment for BSBMED301B Interpret and Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately from BSB31107 Cert III in Business Admin (Medical) on successful completion. Attendance of Medical Terminology is recommended prior to enrolling in Medical Report Typing.

Distance Learning: Run in conjunction with WEA Illawarra (RTO 90297) who will issue the Statement of Attainment. Continuous enrolments. 01TG123 $375

Distance Learning: Run in conjunction with WEA Illawarra (RTO 90297) who will issue the Statement of Attainment. Continuous enrolments. 01TG125 $375

Medical Reception Nationally Recognised Training LESLEY GRAHAM Cert IV TAA (TAA40104)

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Recognition of Prior Learning (Online) This process uses a unique online RPL tool to make it easy and efficient for you to achieve recognition of your existing skills and knowledge.

Minimum 3 years current Training experience essential.

Cert IV TAA (TAA40104)

Pre-enrolment interview is necessary – call the WEA Education Manager on 9264 2781 ext 231.

01OL127 Cert IV TAA 01OL101 TAA Upgrade

$880 $1080

Cert IV AWT essential for UPGRADE.


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Legal Administration

Career Enhancement

Legal Terminology

Work & Time Management

RENEE MOORE B.Ed Dip.Law Cert IV TAA Nationally Recognised Training

Can’t attend a weekly class and enjoy self-paced learning? You’re sent a flexible learning kit, including textbook. Complete about 60 hours of study at home and submit 4 assignments. On completion receive a Statement of Attainment from BSBLEG305A Use legal terminology in order to carry out tasks from BSB31007 Cert III in Business Administration (Legal). Distance Learning Continuous enrolments 01TG134 $350

3 Steps to Better Business Writing ELIZABETH BASSETT BTeach Cert IV

Brush up on your writing skills so your documents are easy to read, understand and act upon. 1 day 01TG127

9:30 am – 5 pm $175 Tue Mar 9

4 Ways to Better Communication in the Workplace

1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $175 Fri Mar 5

Time is a valuable commodity that needs to be managed effectively. Become aware of your current time management habits and learn how to effectively and efficiently manage your time by identifying goals, recognising obstacles and discovering new techniques for planning and managing your time. Aligns with Unit BSBWOR202A Organise and complete daily work activities from BSB20107 Cert II in Business.

Introduction to Teeline Shorthand

1 day

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $175 Wed Mar 31

Marketing Yourself to Get the Job You Want ANGELINA ZIMMERMAN Cert IV AWT NLP Master Practitioner

Take charge of your career and enhance your knowledge on networking, personal branding and goal setting. Fresh perspectives, real world insights, tactics and solutions; design a unique resume, identify and develop a personal brand, clarify dreams, reach goals! Harness your abilities, get the edge over other job applicants, and develop your talents by learning how to market yourself more effectively. 1 day 01TG133

9:30 am – 5 pm $195 Sat Apr 10

Effective communication can help increase our confidence at work and improve our workplace relationships. Good communicators know the secrets of matching their communication style to different situations and individuals. Learn how to communicate better with others, whether it’s just to say hello, talk about what’s happened, give your opinion and ideas or develop more satisfying way so interacting with others.

Telephone Skills for the Workplace

1 day

1 day

01TG138

Want to maximise your skills, or simply re-enter the workforce in an office environment? How to manage the telephone; organise busy schedules; handle difficult customers; plan your work and much more.

01TG131

MARINA CHADILOFF BA MA GradDipEd

9:30 am – 5 pm $175 Fri Feb 26

MARINA CHADILOFF BA MA GradDipEd

ROSANNE PETTERS Cert IV Assessment Workplace Training

01TG129

Workplace Communication

Reception Skills

ROGER HUNT

Business can be lost and relationships damaged by poor phone procedures. Why risk lost business and undermined relationships when you can develop skills that really work?

01TG130

9 am – 5 pm $175 Fri Feb 19

FRANCES HERD

A dynamic and exciting way to record the spoken word, simple and easy to learn. Quickly and accurately write down key elements of conversations, meetings. lectures, business and professional communications. Theoretical and practical aspects. Gain the competitive edge of a fast and accurate writing skill at your fingertips. TEXT: Teeline Fast by Ann Dix (ISBN 9780435453527) provided. 9 sessions 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm $375 01TG132 Mon from Feb 22 – Apr 26 (except Apr 5)

Teeline Speed Development FRANCES HERD

Follows on from Introduction to Teeline. Practise and develop your shorthand speed writing. Using the textbook recommended for the Introductory course, reinforce theory and practice. TEXT: Teeline Fast by Ann Dix (ISBN 9780435453527) provided. 9 sessions 7:30 pm – 9 pm $350 01TG140 Mon from Feb 22 – Apr 26 (except Apr 5)

Unleash the Creative Genius Within You GERALDINE KOH

Relying on yesterday’s ideas, products and assumptions can spell failure and be a detriment to your future success, both at work and in all parts of your life. Learn proven creative thinking techniques to generate new ideas and get a blueprint for establishing a climate of innovation in a lively, interactive, hands-on environment. Discover new ways to break through mental barriers in order to improve performance, stimulate creative thinking and unleash the creative potential within you. 2 days 01TG136

9:30 am – 4:30 pm $260 Conc $235 Sat Mar 6 & Sun 7

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If you’re a member of the Shop, Distributive & Allied Employees Association (NSW Branch), the Independent Education Union, or the Transport Workers Union of NSW, you can enrol in a WEA Sydney course, and only pay the Student/Senior concession. Simply write your membership number on the enrolment form and send it with the concession to WEA.

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WEA Courses are for everyone!

Since its foundation in 1913, the WEA has been governed democratically by its students and members through the WEA Council and Board. Why not become an active participant in the WEA? Pick up a leaflet in any of our classrooms.

WEA Sydney is a voluntary, independent, not-for-profit adult education organisation. Our mission is to provide adults with stimulating and varied educational activities which develop their knowledge, understanding and skills.

Dr Adam Marchant President

We are committed to: maintaining excellence in all aspects of our work; encouraging students to participate in their own education and WEA’s democratic management structure; facilitating access for all who seek to take part in our activities.

Since our foundation in 1913, many thousands of Sydneysiders have been part of the WEA Sydney story… you can be part of it too, by simply enrolling and becoming a member.

Mission Statement

Within our program we place special emphasis on providing opportunities for the serious and objective study of the arts, humanities and sciences.

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We believe that WEA activities are of value to individuals both in their personal life and in their role as citizens in a democratic society. WORKERS’ EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION SYDNEY A NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION FOUNDED IN 1913 A.B.N. 82 062 929 908

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WEA Sydney Staff Michael Newton Yvonne Downs

Syed Moniruzzaman

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Executive Director Education Manager Humanities & General Studies Education Manager Business & Vocational Programs Librarian Finance Officer Secretary (Administration) Secretary (Education) Accounts Assistant Enrolment Officer Enrolment Officer Enrolment Officer Education Support Assistant Caretaker General Assistant General Assistant

Disabled Students If you are disabled or use a wheelchair, please let us know so that our staff can assist your arrival and departure. Tel: 9264 2781. Toilet facilities for disabled people are located on the ground floor.

Enrol early to be sure of a place. No special closing date for enrolments unless stated. Anyone 16 years and over may enrol. No qualifications or special knowledge of a subject is required unless specified. There are no exams.

How to enrol Mail: Post the enrolment form together with the full fee (cheque or money order) or credit card authorisation to: WEA Sydney 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Web:

See WEA Sydney’s Code of Practice on our website:

www.weasydney.nsw.edu.au

WEA cannot accept responsibility for any changes in personal circumstances or work commitments. WEA is not responsible for books or materials you may have purchased for a course. WEA reserves the right to alter any of the published arrangements, either before or during a course, or to cancel or terminate a course. WEA reserves the right to refuse enrolments as permitted by law.

Certificates

Fax:

Students who successfully achieve the competency requirements of nationally recognised courses, or who complete a WEA Sydney computer or training course, are issued with a certificate or statement of attainment as appropriate.To receive a certificate in a Nationally Recognised Training course you must present a valid ID (passport, driver’s licence or birth certificate) during enrolment or shortly thereafter. Your ID number will be retained for 30 years. To receive a certificate for any other WEA course, you must have attended at least 80% of the sessions. Please provide your name, address and course details together with a fee of $25 and a certificate will be mailed to you. Your request must be received within 12 months of completion of the course. A fee of $25 will apply to re-issue a certificate. After 2 years, it may not be possible to re-issue a certificate.

Fax the enrolment form together with your credit card authorisation to 9267 6988.

Membership

Confirmation

We urge you to become a WEA Sydney member. In an era of declining government support for adult & community education, your membership provides tangible support for the association and entitles you to stand as a Representative of Individual Members on the WEA Sydney Council, the association’s monthly democratic forum. Membership only costs $10 a year and includes two free members’ lectures with refreshments, and priority mailing of course catalogues.

All courses are listed on our website:

www.weasydney.nsw.edu.au Simply choose your course, click on the Enrol button and follow the instructions. Concession enrolments cannot be taken via WEA’s website.

Phone: 9264 2781 from 9am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday. Mastercard/Visa/Amex accepted. A non-refundable booking fee of $3 applies to all phone transactions. Please note our phones can get very busy at peak enrolment times.

In Person: WEA’s reception at 72 Bathurst St, Sydney is open from 9am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday.

A confirmation letter and receipt will be sent to you on enrolment. However, it is your responsibility to note the date and time of your course as no further information will be sent to you.

Concessions Concessionary fees, where applicable, are listed in this course guide. Concessions are available to age pensioners, veterans, seniors’ card holders, social security beneficiaries, full-time students and members of affiliated unions. You need to provide evidence of entitlement on enrolment – either in person or by fax or photocopy. PLEASE NOTE that concessions cannot be claimed after you have enrolled in a course. Concession enrolments cannot be taken via WEA’s website.

Choose your course carefully

WEA Code of Practice

courses once a user name and password is issued, whether you have accessed the system or not. A Credit Note may be issued in the case of serious illness if a written request is received accompanied by a medical certificate. An administrative fee of $25 applies to all changes in an enrolment.

Once your enrolment has been processed we cannot refund your course fee. If for any reason a course is cancelled or withdrawn, a full refund will be made. Refunds will be processed within 14 days of a class cancellation. Refunds cannot be claimed for online

Privacy Statement Information concerning students, including that submitted on the enrolment form, will be used by WEA or other authorised organisations for purposes of general student administration, communication, state and national reporting, program monitoring and evaluation. The data may be disclosed to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) and/or an agency authorised to undertake surveys. The provision of this information is necessary for both enrolment and re-enrolment. Information provided will be held securely and disposed of securely when no longer needed.


72 Bathurst Street Sydney NSW 2000

If undeliverable, please return to: 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Enrolment form

Workers’ Educational Association Sydney ABN 82 062 929 908

Please forward with fee to: WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney NSW 2000 or fax to: (02) 9267 6988

Student details

WEA Student No. if known:

The information requested on this form is required by the Federal Government, and complies with NSW VETAB regulations for accredited training. It may be used to compile and report statistics, assist with research and evaluation of programs and to improve education or training services. The confidentiality of the information you supply will always be maintained. Ms /Mrs /Mr /Dr

Date of birth (D/M/Y):

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Surname:

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Female

First name:

Address: Postcode:

Email:

Home phone:

Business phone:

Course title

Course No.

Fee

1. 2: 3: Priority enrolment by phone $3.00 (non-refundable) Support WEA (annual membership $10.00)

TOTAL

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In lodging this enrolment I confirm acceptance of WEA’s terms and conditions of enrolment.

Concessions (if applicable) Tick the appropriate concession(s) and enclose documentation on relevant concession card: Aged Pension

Seniors Card

Full-time Student

Unemployed

Concession Card Number: Other Concession Type:

Sole Parent

Disability

Documentation Sighted

Enclosed

Card Number:

Additional student details Why are you enrolling in your course(s)? Get job Develop existing business Get better job/promotion Requirement of job Try different career Another course of study Personal interest/self-development In which country were you born?

Australia

Other – please specify:

Are your address details correct? If not, telephone (02) 9264 2781

Do you speak a language other than English at home? How well do you speak English?

Very well

Start own business Extra job skills Other

No

Yes – please specify:

Well

Not well

Not at all

Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin? No Yes, Aboriginal Yes, Torres Strait Islander (For persons of both Aboriginal AND Torres Strait Islander origin, mark both “Yes” boxes.) Do you consider yourself to have a disability, impairment or long-term condition?

Yes

No

PRINT POST

PP243459/00169

If YES then please indicate the area(s) of disability below: (you may indicate more than one area) Hearing/Deaf Physical Intellectual Learning Mental Illness Acquired Brain Impairment Vision Medical Condition Other What is your highest COMPLETED school level? (Please tick one box) Year 12 Year 11 Year 10 Year 9 or lower In which year did you complete that school level? Are you still attending secondary school? (Tick one box)

Yes

No

POSTAGE PAID AUSTRALIA

Which (if any) of the following qualifications have you SUCCESSFULLY completed? Bachelor or higher Degree Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree Diploma/Associate Diploma Certificate IV or Advanced Certificate/Technical Certificate III (or Trade Certification) Certificate II Certificate I Certificates other than the above Which of the following best describes your current employment status? Full time employee Self employed Unpaid worker in family business Part time employee Employer Unemployed seeking full time work Unemployed seeking part time work NOT employed, not seeking full time work


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