Lifelong learning

It is never too late to learn something new. Many organisations offer education and training specifically for older people.

Catalyst FoundationSenior man assisting another with digital technology

Catalyst Foundation provides information on lifelong learning including:

  • how to find out what courses are available in your local area
  • computer courses designed for seniors
  • learning another language.

University of the Third Age (U3A)

U3A provides low-cost educational, creative and leisure opportunities for people over 50 who are no longer in full-time employment. U3A also offers online learning.


Short courses are offered at campuses, online and within community facilities and are a great way to try something new.

Workers' Educational Association (WEA)

WEA offers courses on a variety of levels across a diverse range of subjects from computing, to learning a musical instrument, or how to dance or sing, to doing yoga! Some courses are specifically for older people.

The WEA course guide is provided on their website and five course guides are published every year and distributed in Messenger community newspapers.


COTA's Seniors Peer Education Centre provides free informative and interactive sessions to groups throughout South Australia on a variety of health and wellbeing issues affecting people over 50.

Art Gallery of SA

The Art Gallery offers floor talks, lectures and workshops about their collection and special exhibitions, presented by curators, artists, gallery guides and art experts.

Adelaide Aquatic Centre

Adelaide Aquatic Centre offers adult swimming classes focused on individual abilities and needs.

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