Lifelong learning

Share in the knowledge—find out what short courses, public lectures, edX online courses, and language learning resources we offer to the public.

Take a short course

Wellington Uni-Professional offers short courses and programmes for personal and professional development for both individuals and organisations.

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Public lectures

Follow our cutting-edge research and learn more about topical issues through the University's public lecture series.

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edX at Wellington

We are the first university in New Zealand to partner with prestigious online course provider edX, offering a variety of courses under the name WellingtonX.

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Professional development

Discover the University’s range of professional development and executive education opportunities.

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Language Learning Centre

The Language Learning Centre provides a wealth of resources to help you learn your chosen language. Members of the public are welcome.


Certificate of Proficiency

Pursue your passion, gain new skills, supplement your studies. A Certificate of Proficiency lets you study any course without enrolling in a degree.

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Book Arts Studio

If you want to learn how to set type, print by the letterpress technique, and bind your hand-printed book projects, then Wai-te-ata Press has a course for you.

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Wellington Uni-Professional offers micro-credentials, which are short courses leading to formal recognition of workplace-focused skills and knowledge.