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Adult & Community Education

We provide an opportunity for adults to continue with lifelong learning through workshops and courses. With a focus on building foundation knowledge, confidence and participation in learning, we work closely with other tertiary education providers such as Literacy Aotearoa, Massey University and UCOL. We will meet all possible requests and can design programmes for specific learning requirements.

In order to provide these programmes, we look at identifying the needs of the community, finding new, different and innovative ways to meet these needs. Tararua REAP aims to listen to your needs and encourages and supports learning processes that challenge and engage further learning for adult learners.

We are always open to any suggestions about programmes or courses you may be interested in.

Further enquiries can be made by contacting  our Adult & Community Education (ACE) Coordinator on 06 374 6565 or email at office@tararuareap.co.nz


Adult and Community Education has three priorities:

  • Targeting learners whose initial learning was not successful
  • Raising foundation skills
  • Strengthening social cohesion.

Tararua REAP actively assesses the educational, economic and social needs of the Tararua district.  We work hard to meet those needs by developing programmes and activities that will address the underlying barriers that hinder people from effectively contributing to our communities.

It’s all about participation – giving people the skills to get involved and take an active part in the future of our region. Needs assessment is ongoing, it happens in a variety of contexts, personal contact, surveys, evaluations of programmes, community forums and our interaction with our education and social service partners throughout the region.

Tararua REAP’s core ACE Programmes are funded by the Tertiary Education Commission.