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  • Upskill for a new job
  • Find a new interest
  • Get fitter and healthier
  • Make new friends!

Join one of the 350+ short courses offered by Selwyn Community Education for all adult and lifelong learners!

Affordable and easily accessible evening, weekend and day classes with experienced tutors in a friendly environment.


Languages: Beginner and Follow-on Levels

Learn Another Language

Spaces are still available in many of our language classes this term. Courses starting over the next two weeks include: Spanish Beginners, Chinese Mandarin Beginners, Spanish Improvers, Spanish Conversation, German for Travellers, French Intermediate, Italian Improvers, Italian for Travellers and Beginners, Japanese Beginners and Maori Beginners.  For a full list of all language options, click here. Learn More


Digital Photography: DSLR BeginnersDSLR BEginners 

Learn the basics of photography and camera modes, aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, night photos and much more. Starting 10th or 12th August with Ian Eng.Learn More


Interior Design: Curtains, Cushions, Lamps, RugsInterior Design: Curtains, Cushions, Lamps, Rugshttp://www.selwyncomed.school.nz/courses/970-interior-design-curtains-cushions-lamps-and-rugs

Come and learn the tips and tricks of choosing the right furniture, cushions, lamps and rugs. Turn ordinary into WOW! Starts 17 August with Gaye Adsett.Learn More


Bridging the Gap Between You and Others 

Bridging the Gap Between You and Others


Do you wish that you got on better with people? This course is perfect if you would like to improve relationships with family, friends or business associates. Learn how to use neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) tools and life skills to bridge the gap between you and others by becoming an effective communicator and creating rapport with ease. Starts 4 August with Michelle Sime.Learn More


Selwyn Comed's Blog!

Check out our Blog! We will be updating it regularly with news, as well as profiles on tutors and different courses we offer here at Selwyn Comed.

June blogs include: Maximise Your Spanish Learning Experience, Yoga at Selwyn, Eastern Bays Courier: Focus on Role of Muslim Women, NZ Herald: Keeping Your Brain Sharp. Find them here.


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We'll be regularly updating our YouTube channel with new videos about our tutors.

Video Botanical Painting Interview

Check out our latest video from student Dean Whittaker about the Children's Book Illustration workshop in June. Click on the photo or here to view. 

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Elements of Small Garden Design

Elements of Small Garden Design

Create the best from your small courtyard or garden and create another room for modern living. With Landscaping Professional Paul Crowhurst starting 3 August.Learn More


Burlesque Dancing

Burlesque Dancing

A dance class strictly for the ladies (18 years plus)! Come and strut your stuff and learn to become more confident, get in shape and shimmy your way through fun dance sequences inspired by dance moves from the latest movies, Burlesque, Beyonce, and Pussy Cat Dolls. 3 August with Katie. Learn More



Entrepreneurship: How To Make More Money and Think Like An Entrepreneur


Start a business or buy a business and make it make YOU lots of money! Learn the skills of becoming an entrepreneur. 3 August with Sam Airy

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Accounting: The Balance Sheet Explained

Accounting Balance Sheet Explained

What the Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss tell the owner, banker and the investor. Learn to unlock key business information and use it to your advantage. Understand the signals and their consequences. Starts 4 August with Bill Ferguson.Learn More


Finding Your Voice Through Your Camera

Find More Meaning in Your Photography

Want to find more meaning in your photography? This course will help you have a clearer idea of what you are drawn to and what inspires you. You will finish the course with tools to strengthen your photographs and you will feel more confident in the direction you are heading in with your photography. 18 Aug Paul Nathan.Learn More 


Body Shape and Colours: How to Look Your Best

Body Shape and Colours

Learn to dress for your body shape and what colours work for you. Avoid costly mistakes and enhance your best features.11 Aug with Margarita Politis.Learn More