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!

What's Hot

Are you or someone you know a potential tutor? If so, please contact us as planning for our 2015 has started. commed@rutherford.school.nz or 834 4099


Special Offer

NCEA Math and English classes starting 21st and 23rd October. Only $135.00 for 7 weeks. Spaces limited


ESOL Courses

Student VISAs and English for Migrants.

Daytime and night time classes available.

News Flash

Get creative this month - We have pottery, jewellery, leadlights, mosaic and acrylic painting classes



See the left hand menu for the full course catalogue.

Latest News


Enrolments for 2014 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.

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


Our 2014 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 2014 Adult and Continuing Education Booklet were distributed to Waitakere households mid January 2014 if you didn't receive your copy please let us know and we will post  you one.

NEW COURSES FOR 2014  - At a glance

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

New courses for 2014 include

Ukulele Making Workshop, Cheesemaking, Share Market Basics, Sustainable Living, Beekeeping, Business Law - Hiring and Firing, Consumer Protection and Minimum Rights at work, Brilliant Blogging - Step 2, Inboard Motor Maintenance, How to make more money, Capsule Wardrobe Creations, Look fabulous after 40, Style on a shoestring, Basic Car Maintenance, Entertaining made Easy, Indian Fusion Banquet, Phoneography -with Smart Phone, Video Editing, Animation in After Effects, Building a website with Weebly, Market Research with Survey Monkey, Cloud Storage for Small Business, Photoshop Advanced, Photoshop -Wedding Images, Photoshop - Family Photos, Digital Scrapbooks, Setting up WordPress e-commerce site, Belly Dance, Netsafe - Safe guarding Children in a Digital World, Net Safe - Online Fraud Prevention, Knitting, Indoor Soccer for Women, Upholstery. Mystery Monday, Let's talk English, Reading and Writing and Financial Literacy