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 – June)
  • Winter Break Program (June – July)
  • Semester 2 Winter Program (August – September)
  • Semester 2 Spring Program (September – 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 Semester 2 Spring program runs from Monday 23 September– Sunday 3 November

  • Enrolments for the Semester 2 Spring Program open Monday 26 August
  • Online Enrolments Close Sunday 22 September

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' to 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.

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 be accepted up until 72 hours before the second class of your course. To enquire about late enrolment for a course please contact programs@sport.uwa.edu.au or visit us at the front desk of the Fitness and Recreation Centre. Late enrolments must still pay full course price even if they have missed the first class.

Our terms and conditions can be found here. Please note we have a 72 hour cancellation policy.

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Fitness and Wellbeing

Boxing for Fitness

This social boxing-inspired workout will get your heart rate up and make your muscles burn from pad work, resistance and cardio exercises.
Wed 25 Sep | 5-6pm
6 weeks
Meet @ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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 Boxing for Fitness 2

Build on the basics you learned in Boxing for Fitness to take your boxing skills to the next level.
Mon 23 Sep | 5-6pm
6 weeks
Meet @ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Muay Thai - Beginners

This popular martial art originates from Thailand and has spread worldwide, including elements of stand up striking and various clinching techniques. This course is perfect for anybody wanting to get started with Muay Thai, or even just learn some self-defence.
Mon 23 Sep| 6-7pm
6 weeks
Meet @ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Pilates - Beginners

Learn the basics of Pilates with simple stretches, mobility exercises and bodyweight conditioning to maintain a strong body and prevent injury.
Mon 23 Sep | 5-6pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Pilates - Intermediates

Push yourself and build on the basics with more challenging muscular control exercises.
Mon 23 Sep | 6-7pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Yoga - Beginners

Basic Hatha yoga poses are taught by our experienced instructors, developing your flexibility, strength and balance.
Tues 24 Sep | 5-6pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Yoga - Intermediates

Learn more challenging poses and develop your stamina in this more advanced Yoga course.
Tues 24 Sep | 6-7pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Bootcamp

Do you love the outdoors, but always seem to find yourself working out in the gym? Our fitness trainers will put you through your paces with fitness training including light weights, circuits, body weight exercises and running all combined for the ultimate outdoor workout.
Tue 24 Sep | 5pm-6pm
6 weeks
Meet @ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Music, Dance and Hobbies

Salsa - Beginners

Immerse yourself in the rhythms of Latin America and experience the global dance phenomenon of Zumba in this fun and social beginner course.
Mon 23 Sep | 6-7pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Boatshed Room
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Salsa - Intermediates

If you have completed the Salsa Beginners course or have some dancing experience, learn some more advanced moves in the Salsa Intermediates course.
Mon 23 Sep | 7-8pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Boatshed Room
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Bachata

Learn the basic steps of Bachata, a more relaxed and easy going version of Latin dance.
Tue 24 Sep| 6-7pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Boatshed Room
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Photography

Learn skills, tips and tricks to take your photography to the next level. This course will cover both the use of professional cameras and phone photography. Participants are welcome to bring their own DSLR.
Tue 24 Sep | 4-5pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Boatshed Room
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Jazz Fusion

Learn to shine on the dance floor while improving your strength, stamina and flexibility in this popular style of dance.
Tue 24 Sep | 7-8pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Guitar Beginners

Learn the basics of guitar in this fast-track course. Participants will need to supply their own guitar.
Tue 24 Sep | 5-6pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Boatshed Room
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Watersports

Paddling

Get out on the water and learn the basics of kayaking while taking in the sights along the Swan River. Participants must be able to swim at least 50m.
Tue 24 Sep | 5-6pm
6 Weeks
Meet @ UWA Boatshed
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding - Beginners

There's no better way to end your day than on a stand up paddle board on the Swan River surrounded by dolphins. Learn Stand Up Paddle Boarding, relax and take in the view. Participants must be able to swim at least 50m. 
Mon 23 Sep | 5-6pm
6 weeks
Meet @ UWA Boatshed
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Paddling - Gold

A friendly get-together for paddling fans 50+ years of age. Participants will take part in sessions on healthy ageing run by our qualified physiotherapist, followed by a paddle on the Swan River. Participants must be able to swim at least 50m
Mon 16 Sep | 12-4.30pm
7 weeks
Meet @ UWA Boatshed
$98 – UWA Student
$140 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Surfing - Beginners

Learn the basics of surfing with skilled instructors who will have you carving up the surf like a pro in no time. All necessary equipment including wetsuits is provided; just to turn up ready for a good time!
Sat 28 Sep | 11.30am-12.30pm or 12.45pm-1.45pm
or
Sun 29 Sep | 11.30am-12.30pm
6 Weeks
$120 – UWA Student
$180 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Water Confidence

This course is suitable for UWA students who would like to learn the basics in the water. It suits those who have never learnt to swim before or who do not feel comfortable in the water.
Thu 3 Oct | 5.30-6pm
Or
Sat 5 Oct | 12-12.30pm
5 weeks
@ UWA Aquatic Centre
$20 – UWA Student

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Learn to Swim

This course is suitable for UWA 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.
5 weeks
Thu 3 Oct | 5.30-6pm
Or
Sat 5 Oct | 12-12.30pm
@ UWA Aquatic Centre
$20 – UWA Student

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Personal development

First Aid Course (Full - HLTAID003)

Learn the basics of first aid and get qualified through this accredited course.
1 day
Wed 2 Oct | 9am-4pm
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$125 – UWA Student
$155 – UWA Staff/General Public

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CPR Course (HLTAID001)

This CPR course provides you with the knowledge and skills to perform CPR on an adult, child or infant who has suffered cardiac arrest.
Wed 2 Oct| 9am-11am
½ day
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$65 – UWA Student/UWA Staff
$85 – General Public

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Sports

Volleyball Skills & Gameplay

Grab your friends and keep active with volleyball. Have fun while you learn to serve, dig and spike, then apply your new skills in social gameplay.
Tue 24 Sep | 5-6pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Sports Hall
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Tennis - Beginners

Learn the rules and skills of tennis, including grips, footwork, forehand, backhand, serve, net play and return of serve.
Wed 25 Sep | 4-5pm
or
Thu 26 Sep | 5:30-6:30pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Tennis Courts
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – 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 25 Sep | 5-6pm
or
Thu 26 Sep| 6:30-7:30
6 weeks
@ UWA Tennis Courts
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Quidditch

Calling all Muggles! This course, run by the UWA Harry Potter Society, will teach you all the rules of Quidditch, and even get you riding around on your broomstick playing games.
Wed 25 Sep | 5-6pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Riley Oval
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Chess

This course will teach you the basics of chess, and have you winning in no time.
Wed 25 Sep | 4-5pm
6 weeks
$48 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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UWA Sport Tours

Pinnacles Outback & Lancelin Sandboarding Adventure

Experience the Aussie outback where you will explore Nambung National Park that contains WA’s majestic Pinnacles Desert. After experiencing the beauty of thousands of limestone formations, you’ll get to try out surfing of a different kind on sand boards in the Lancelin sand dunes.

Click here to find out more about the tour

Sun 13 Oct 2019 | 8am-5pm
Meet @ UWA Boatshed
$70 – UWA Student
$125 – General Public

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Wave Rock and Mulka's Cave Tour

Immerse yourself in rich history and incredible sights in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt Region where you will learn about the history of Mulka’s Cave and witness the beauty of the iconic Wave Rock a magnificent, prehistoric rock formation eroded by weather over millions and millions of years. You will also experience the beauty of the Australian outback with spectacular views of farm land, native forests and wildflowers.

Click here to find out more about the tour. 

Sat 21 Sep 2019 | 7am-7pm
Meet @ UWA Boatshed
$80 – UWA Student
$135 – General Public

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Penguin Island and Serpentine Falls Discovery Tour

Get off the coast of Perth and explore the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park with us, where you will see wild dolphins, rare Australian sea lions and the world’s smallest penguins. Once we get back on the mainland, we’ll venture into the Serpentine National Park to explore the ancient landforms and verdant forest, including the stunning Serpentine Falls.

Click here to find out more about the tour. 

Sat 19 Oct 2019 | 8am-5pm
Meet @ UWA Boatshed
$70 – UWA Student
$125 – General Public

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