Waitakere WEA, or WEST is located at 9 Henderson Valley Rd in Henderson, Auckland. WEST provides adult education courses to support the community to save money and grow their income. All WEST courses have an economic wellbeing focus.

We do this through WEST initiatives such as:

WEST Driver Education – Driver Licence Preparation Courses to support people to prepare for and sit the Driver Licence tests. Courses include Learner Licence Theory Preparation, Restricted Licence Preparation, Full Licence Preparation, F Endorsement Forklift Certificate and OSH Operator Certificate.

WEST Training – Courses and workshops to support people to upskill or gain employment including First Aid Certificate Level One, Two and Refresher courses, Eftpos Training, Everyday New Zealand English – Beginner/Elementary, Intermediate and Reading and Writing

WEST Work Ready – employment support programmes to support people into employment. Courses include support with CV writing, interview skills, online job search and applications

WEST Becoming Financially Fit – a series of managing your money workshops to learn about your money personality, learn tried and tested ways to save and even make money, set goals and start paying off existing debt, start your savings goals and learn how to borrow sensibly and reduce or even eliminate future debt. WEST Becoming Financially Fit also runs some exciting FREE workshops to help you save money or grow your income including:

  • Sewing for Beginners
  • FREE Plus Size Clothing Swap
  • Slow Cooking on a Budget
  • Jam and Preserves Making
  • Beeswax Food Wraps and Cloth Food Bag Making
  • Cheese Making
  • Starting a Small Home Based Business

WEST Dressed –  is the social enterprise of WEST Auckland Enterprise Skills and Training located in Henderson CBD, Auckland. WEST Dressed sells pre-loved plus size clothing, sizes 14 – 32 from our shop located at the rear of WEST at 9 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson. We are open Monday to Friday 9am – 2pm. Proceeds from WEST Dressed fund our Plus Sized Clothing Swap Events, Sewing for Beginners, Slow Cooking on a Budget, Managing your Money and other Becoming Financially Fit workshops, as well as employment support courses in the local community.  The proceeds from WEST Dressed enable us to offer many of the WEST courses for free.