UWA Recreate Short Courses

Find your new favourite hobby

Recreate is the perfect way to relax, re-energise, get fit or simply have a great time. We offer a wide range of sport and recreation courses, personal development workshops and tours for students, staff and the general public to come and enjoy throughout the whole year.

  • As a UWA student, you receive a 25-50 per cent discount off the community price on all courses.

  • Anyone can participate in Recreate courses, from UWA staff and alumni, to members of the general public.

To see more about what our Recreate program has to offer check out Channel 7 Perth's WA Weekender show here.

Program Overview

There are 6 Recreate Programs throughout the year, with more than 50 different courses on offer for you to try:

  • Semester 1 Summer Program (March – April)
  • Semester 1 Autumn Program (April – May)
  • Winter Break Program (June – July)
  • Semester 2 Winter Program (August – September)
  • Semester 2 Spring Program (October – November)
  • Summer Break (November – February)

Each program runs for six or seven weeks, so that you can try your hand at a variety of courses throughout the year.

Current Program

Our Summer Break Program contains two separate four week blocks of courses.

  • Block One will run from Monday 19 November–Sunday 16 December
  • Block Two will run from Monday 21 January–Sunday 17 February
Enrolments for the Summer Break Program open Monday 22nd October.

How to Enrol

To enrol in one of our courses, you will need to complete one of two options:

  • Check out the courses below and click `book now' and register on our MyUWASport Portal; or
  • Complete the Recreate enrolment form and pay in person at the UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre reception, UWA Perth Campus, before Sunday 18 November for Block One, or Sunday 20 January for Block Two..

Please note: Your enrolment will not be finalised until payment is received. We strongly recommend booking and paying for your course via our MyUWASport Portal to ensure your spot is secured immediately.

Late enrolments can occur during the first week of the program. To enquire about late enrolment for a course please contact programs@sport.uwa.edu.au. Late enrolments must still pay full course price even if they have missed the first class.

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Fitness and Wellbeing

Boxing for Fitness

Learn the basics of boxing, with an emphasis on functional core strength for a full-body workout. A general fitness focus designed for beginners to intermediate skill levels.
Mon 19 Nov | 5-6pm
and
Mon 21 Jan | 5-6pm
4weeks
@ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$40 - UWA Student
$60 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Outdoors Get Fit!

Are you looking for a circuit workout but don’t want to be stuck inside a gym? Our fitness trainers will put you through your paces with light weights, circuits, bodyweight exercises and running, all combined in the ultimate outdoor workout!
Thu 22 Nov | 5-6pm
and
Thu 24 Jan | 5-6pm
4 weeks
@ UWA Riley Oval
$40 - UWA Student
$60 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Pilates

This extended 90-minute Pilates class caters to participants from all different levels. Learn the basics with simple stretches, mobility exercises and bodyweight conditioning, or push yourself with more challenging muscular-control exercises. The perfect way to keep your body healthy and strong in the lead-up to summer!
Mon 19 Nov | 5-6.30pm
and
Mon 21 Jan | 5-6.30pm
4 weeks
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$60 - UWA Student
$80 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Yoga

Basic Hatha yoga poses are taught by our excellent instructors, with each class building on the previous week’s lesson to develop your flexibility, strength and balance. An extended 90-minute class, this course will see you build stamina and strength to hold your poses for longer.
Tue 20 Nov | 5-6.30pm
and
Tue 22 Jan | 5-6.30pm
4 weeks
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$60 - UWA Student
$80 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Music and Dance

Salsa

Immerse yourself in the rhythms of Latin America and experience this global dance phenomenon! Mostly suited for beginner Salsa dancers, this course aims to teach even the more experienced dancers some new moves.
Mon 19 Nov | 6-7pm
and
Mon 21 Jan | 6-7pm
4 weeks
@ UWA Boatshed
$40 - UWA Student
$60 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Zumba

Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba is a total-body workout, combining elements of cardio fitness, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.
Tue 20 Nov | 6-7pm
and
Tue 22 Jan | 6-7pm
4 weeks
@ UWA Boatshed
$40 - UWA Student
$60 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Jazz

Inspiration for artists such as Michael Jackson and Madonna, and popularly used for musical and stage performances, jazz is for everyone. Learn to shine on the dance floor while improving your strength, stamina and flexibility. We promise you’ll have fun! 

Monday 19 Nov | 7-8pm
and
Monday 21 Jan | 7-8pm
4 weeks
@ UWA Boatshed
$40 - UWA Student
$60 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Guitar

Learn to play the guitar the easy way with this fast-track course. Perfect for beginners, this course will cover the basics of guitar and have you playing in no time. Participants will need to supply their own guitar.
Tue 20 Nov | 5-6pm
and
Tue 22 Jan | 5-6pm
4 weeks
@ UWA Boatshed
$40 - UWA Student
$60 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Watersports

Windsurfing

Learn the basics of windsurfing and get your W1 qualification so you can go windsurfing all year long.
Sun 25 Nov | 12:30-3pm
and
Sun 27 Jan | 12:30-3pm
4 weeks
@ UWA Boatshed
$80 - UWA Student
$100 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Kayaking

Get out on the water and paddle with this easy-going course that will teach you the basics of kayaking while taking in the sights along the Swan River. This class has been extended to 1.5 hours so you'll spend less time talking on land and more time out in the water. Suitable for beginners and intermediates.
Wed 21 Nov | 5-6.30pm
and
Wed 23 Jan | 5-6.30pm
  4weeks
@ UWA Boatshed
$60 - UWA Student
$90 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Stand up Paddling

There's no better way to end your day than on a stand up paddle board on the Swan River, surrounded by dolphins. Learn all the necessary skills to master stand up paddle boarding and, more importantly, relax and take in the view!For the first time, this class will now be extended to 1.5 hours, allowing even more time out on the water.

Thu 22 Nov | 5-6.30pm
and
Thu 24 Jan| 5-6.30pm
4 weeks
@ UWA Boatshed
$60 - UWA Student
$90 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Paddling- Gold

A friendly get-together for paddling fans of 50+ years of age. Begin with a warm-up session then head out on the Swan River for some glorious sights and wonderful company!
Tue 20 Nov | 12-4pm
and
Tue 22 Jan | 12-4pm
4 weeks
@ UWA Boatshed
$80 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Surfing

Learn the basics of surfing with skilled instructors alongside peers, where you'll be carving up the surf like a pro in no time! Perfect for beginners, but can also cater to those with a little bit more experience.
Sat 24 Nov| 11.30am-12.30pm and 12.45-1.45pm
and
Sat 26 Jan | 11.30-12.30pm and 12.45-1.45pm
4 weeks
@ Brighton Beach, Scarborough
$96 - UWA Student
$120 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Sailing

Grab your mates and learn to sail with a qualified instructor on the Swan River. Feel the wind through your hair as you learn the joys of being out on the water!
Tue 20 Nov | 4-6pm
and
Tue 22 Jan | 4-5pm
4 weeks
@ Royal Perth Yacht Club
$176 - UWA Student
$208 - UWA Staff/General Public 

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Kitesurfing

Learn to Kitesurf in the safety of the Swan River with our qualified instructors, for a fraction of the price you would pay at regular schools. All equipment, wetsuits and safety gear included as well as your KA qualification to allow you to kitesurf and rent equipment anywhere in the world.
Sat 24 Nov | 2-4pm
and
Sat 26 Jan | 2-4pm
2 weeks
@ Pelican Point, Crawley
$200 - UWA Student
$240 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Water Confidence

This course is suitable for students who would like to learn the basics in the water. It suits those who have never learned to swim before or who do not feel comfortable in the water.
Tue & Thu from 27 Nov | 5.30-6pm
5 Lessons
@ UWA Aquatic Centre
$20 - UWA Student

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Learn to Swim

This course is suitable for students who want to build their confidence and progress their swimming skills. To attend, you must be able to float, stand and hold your breath in the water.
Tue & Thu from 27 Nov | 5.30-6pm
5 Lessons
@ UWA Aquatic Centre
$20 - UWA Student

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Personal development

First Aid Course (Full - HLTAID003) or First Aid Course (Requalify - HLTAID003)

Learn the basics of first aid and get qualified through this accredited course.
1 day
Wed 28 Nov | 8.30am–3.30pm
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$125 – UWA Student
$155 – UWA Staff/General Public

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CPR Course (HLTAID001)

Get qualified! This CPR course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to perform CPR on an adult, child or infant who has suffered cardiac arrest.
Wed 28 Nov | 8.30am–12.30pm
Half-day
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$65 – UWA Student/UWA Staff
$85 – General Public

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Sports

Badminton

This course introduces basic grip, shots, serving, footwork and rules of play. Following these, you’ll start to develop your skills further, learning strategy and advanced tips and tricks. It’s perfect for anybody looking to get involved with badminton. Equipment is provided.
Thurs 22 Nov | 5-6pm
and
Thurs 24 Jan | 5-6pm
4 weeks
@ UWA Sports Hall
$40 - UWA Student
$60 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Volleyball

Grab your friends and keep active this summer with some volleyball! Have fun while you learn to serve, dig and spike. You'll even get the change to put your skills to the test in some gameplay.
Tue 20 Nov | 5-6pm
and
Tue 22 Jan | 5-6pm
4 weeks
@ UWA Sports Hall
$40 - UWA Student
$60 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Archery

Catering to all levels of experience, this course will have you hitting the bullseye in no time. Learn the basics of Olympic-style target shooting; all equipment is provided.
Wed 21 Nov | 5-6pm
and
Wed 23 Jan | 5-6pm
4 weeks
@ UWA Riley Oval
$80 - UWA Student
$100 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Tennis - Beginners

This course is an introduction to the rules and skills needed to play tennis. Areas covered include grips, footwork, forehand, backhand, serve, net play and return of serve. All equipment is provided.
Wed 21 Nov | 5.30-6.30pm
and
Wed 23 Jan | 5.30-6.30pm
4 weeks
@ UWA Tennis Courts
$44 - UWA Student
$64 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Tennis- Intermediates

Build on your tennis technique and game strategy with professional coaches. Refine your skills to add new progressions to your repertoire
Wed 21 Nov | 6.30-7.30pm
and
Wed 23 Jan | 6.30-7.30pm
4 weeks
@ UWA Tennis Courts
$44 - UWA Student
$64 - UWA Staff/General Public

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Capoeira Martial Arts

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that also combines elements of acrobatics and music. It’s a great way to learn some new martial arts skills while developing power, speed and fitness.
Mon 19 Nov | 6-7pm
and
Mon 21 Jan | 6-7pm
4 weeks
Meet @ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$40 - UWA Student
$60 - UWA Staff/General Public

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