Rutherford College Community Education Centre

A full selection of courses ranging from Art and Crafts to Professional Development

Try something new, increase your knowledge and skills, meet new people and enjoy learning for life!

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Weekend Workshops  -  November                   


Special Offer

The Edible Garden - vegies and fruit. 4 week courses starting 18 November. Only $65 for 1 person or $100 for 2 people.   




ESOL Courses

Student VISAs and English for Migrants.

Daytime and night time classes available.

News Flash

Term 4 classes staring soon. Book now!

See the left hand menu for the full course catalogue.

Latest News


Enrolments for 2015 are OPEN  We recommend early registration as many courses will fill very fast! You can book and confirm your place on line any time of the day or night.


During the school year we are  open from 9.00am to 3.00pm, Monday to Friday. During school term time when courses are running, our office is also open  Monday to Wednesday from 4.30pm to 9.00pm. Our office will be closed for Christmas holidays 19 December and we will re-open 19 January

On-line enrolment is available throughout all the  holidays but please note that if you pay by Internet banking, your receipt will be emailed to you when we re-open.


Our  programme  has a range of family-friendly courses. These are designed for students 13 years or older accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Restriction dates may apply. Please contact us for a copy of our booklet which outlines the courses and dates available or check out the booklet PDF


Copies of the 2015 Adult and Continuing Education Booklet were distributed to Waitakere households mid January 2015 if you didn't receive your copy please let us know and we will post  you one.

NEW COURSES FOR 2015  - At a glance

We have lots of our old favourites back and over 35 new courses this year

New courses for 2015 include


  • Accounting – the basics
  • Barista Course with NZQA credits
  • Blokes in the Kitchen
  • Boatmasters
  • Bollywood, Bhagra & Hip Hop Dance
  • Building and Construction – an introduction
  • Calculations for the Workplace
  • Candle making with Soy Wax
  • Chinese Cooking
  • Confident Leadership 
  • Cook Island Maori
  • CPR – A1 First Aid
  • Create your own Android Mobile Apps
  • Creative Writing
  • Event Management
  • Explore the Waitakere Ranges 
  • Finance for home and family  
  • French Cuisine
  • Future Living Skills
  • Getting Back to Work
  • Graphic Design – an introduction
  • Hospitality and Catering – an introduction
  • Introduction to Social Media - Beginners
  • Japanese Language
  • Maori Carving and Culture
  • Maori Flax Weaving
  • Mediterranean cuisine
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Office - for IPads
  • Microsoft Outlook – Beyond the Basics                    
  • Microsoft Word – Beyond the Basics
  • Mold -Making and Casting – an Introduction
  • Movie Maker
  • My Apple iLife -
  • Office Administration – an introduction
  • Small Engine Repairs
  • Social Media - an INtroduction
  • Social Media for Business –Intermediate
  • Sugar Flowers  
  • Travel Writing 
  • Walking Group
  • Wordpress – Building an Online Shop
  • Workplace Comprehensive First Aid.
  •  Writing for Work 
  • Writing your first Novel