About WEA Illawarra
Building Brighter Futures
WEA Illawarra has been operating continuously since 1913, proudly offering the Illawarra community quality adult education and leisure courses, work skills training, accredited training and foundation skills services.
WEA Illawarra is a charitable organisation, registered as a Public Company Limited by Guarantee. Our company’s operations are regulated by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) . We are also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No: 90297), regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
The WEA Illawarra Board of Directors is the governing body responsible for, and overseeing, our operations.
WEA Illawarra also operates an independent non-Government secondary school Novo Education Space, which is regulated by the Commonwealth and State Education Departments and the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA). Novo Education Space is a registered, non-denominational, independent school specifically designed for the inclusion of young people who would flourish with the right support in an alternative school environment. We have been operating since 2011 (formerly known as Alesco Illawarra). We offer an alternative education option for young people in Years 9-12 who feel that they are ready and willing to take control of their own learning and their future, but need a different kind of environment to succeed.
Our Mission Statement
To improve the lives of people by offering them appropriate education and training in a nurturing and caring environment.