U3APP offers over 80 continuing courses ranging from Art to Yoga, as well as shorter courses and one-off events, all free to members for a modest annual membership fee.

All our courses are taught or presented by volunteers. This means the range of courses is partly dictated by the availability of people to teach, as well as by the demands of our membership.

Our courses include

  • Languages: courses in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese Mandarin.
  • Exercise: courses include Yoga, Feldenkrais, Strength and Interval Training
  • Health: Meditation and other courses about staying well mentally and physically
  • Art: Life Drawing, Colouring, Watercolours
  • Books and Writing: Book Groups and Writers Groups
  • Music: Choir and several ensemble groups
  • Films: several film groups
  • Computer skills
  • Lectures and Talks: Science, Philosophy, History, Literature, etc

Once you become a financial member of U3APP, you can enrol in as many courses as you wish for no extra charge (except for occasional charges for course notes, special venue hire, the cost of excursions etc). There are some limits set from time to time on the number of courses of the same type for popular courses such as languages and exercise courses - details are in our Enrolment Policies. There are no academic entry requirements nor any assessments or examinations.

We are always looking for new tutors and new ideas for courses. So if you have an interest or passion you'd like to share with others, please get in touch with our Course Coordination team.

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the U3APP.org.au website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.