Courses & Activities – 2017

Please note that to apply for any courses, you must be a current active member of U3A Darebin. Some classes may be full and have waiting lists; and some may have prerequisites and recommended texts. Computer classes also involve an extra cost.

To join U3A Darebin or to renew your membership, go to the “Membership” page.   There is an annual fee which entitles you to apply for any classes with vacancies.

Victorian Public School Terms for 2017

2017 Commence   Finish
Term 1 Tuesday, 31 January 2017 to Friday, 31 March 2017
Term 2 Tuesday, 18 April 2017 to Friday, 30 June 2017
Term 3 Monday, 17 July 2017 to Friday, 22 September 2017
Term 4 Monday, 9 October 2017 to Friday, 22 December 2017

Click HERE for a printable timetable.

Click HERE for the current course program.

Below is the list of courses and activities at U3A Darebin for this current Semester.   Click on any course for more information.

Courses Listed Alphabetically:




  Cinema Studies   Outdoor Sketching
Arabic Language
 & Culture
   Computer 2   Painting and Drawing
Armchair Theatre   Current Affairs   Poetry Through the Ages
Art Appreciation   Day Trippers   Shakespeare for Everyone
Beginners French –
 Part 1
  Draw, then Paint   Singing for Pleasure
Beginners French –
 Part 2
  Exploring Shakespeare  
Bicycle Group   French Language and Culture   Tai Chi – Beginners
Book Discussion 1   Fun
with English as a Second Language
  Tai Chi – Advanced
Book Discussion 2   I Pad Training   Tai Chi – Basic
Book Discussion 3   Introduction to Family History  
Brain Teasers and Fun (Trivia)   Italian  – Intermediate   Traveller’s Tales
Canasta   Line Dancing   Walking Group
Chess    Mah Jong   Yoga 1
      Needlecraft 1, 2 & 3    Yoga 2
     Northcote History    Yoga 3

Courses Listed by Category:


Art Appreciation   Draw then Paint   Painting and Drawing
Outdoor Sketching        
 Computer 2   I Pad Training    
Needlecraft 1 & 2        
Bicycle Group   Line Dancing  
Tai Chi – Advanced   Tai Chi – Basic   Tai Chi – Beginners
Walking Group    Yoga 1, 3 and 3
Cinema Studies
Canasta   Chess   Mah Jong
  Brain Teasers and Fun (Trivia)
Current Affairs   Traveller’s Tales   Tuesday Talks
Ancient Civilizations   Introduction to Family History   Northcote History
Arabic Language and Culture   Beginners French – Part 1   Beginners French – Part 2
French Language and Culture   Italian – Intermediate
Armchair Theatre   Book Discussion 1   Book Discussion 2
Book discussion 3    Exploring Shakespeare   Poetry through the Ages
Shakespeare for Everyone      
Singing for Pleasure      
Day Trippers

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