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 Winter program runs from Monday 17 June – Sunday 21 July 

  • Enrolments for the Semester 1 Autumn Program open Monday 20 May
  • Online Enrolments Close Sunday 16 June.

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 boxing-inspired workout will get your heart rate up and make your muscles burn. It is a social class which includes pad work, resistance and cardio exercises. You will work with the instructor, the class and the clock.
Wed 19 Jun | 5-6pm
5 weeks
Meet @ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$50 – UWA Student
$75 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Pilates

This extended 1.5 hour Pilates class caters to participants from all different levels. Learn basics of Pilates with simple stretches, mobility exercises and bodyweight conditioning or push yourself with some more challenging muscular control exercises. The perfect way to keep your body healthy and strong over Winter.
Mon 17 Jun | 5-6.30pm
5 weeks
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$75 – UWA Student
$100 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Yoga

Basic Hatha yoga poses are taught by our excellent instructors while each class builds on the previous week’s lesson to develop your flexibility, strength and balance. An extended 1.5 hour class, this course will see you develop stamina and strength to hold your poses for longer durations.
Tues 18 Jun | 5-6.30pm
5 weeks
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$75 – UWA Student
$100 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Music and Dance

Salsa Beginners

Immerse yourself in the rhythms of Latin America and experience this global dance phenomenon! Our fun and social beginner course is suitable for participants from any background who want to try learning a few moves.
Mon 17 Jun | 6-7pm
5 weeks
@ UWA Boatshed Room
$50 – UWA Student
$75 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Salsa Intermediates

If you have already completed the beginners course or have done some dancing before, then this course will teach some more advanced Salsa dancing skills.
Mon 17 Jun | 7-8pm
5 weeks
@ UWA Boatshed Room
$50 – UWA Student
$75 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Jazz Fusion

Serving as inspiration for a range of different artists, plus used for musical and stage performances, jazz is for everyone. Learn to shine on the dance floor while improving your strength stamina and flexibility.
Tue 18 Jun | 7-8pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$50 – UWA Student
$75 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Guitar Beginners

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 18 Jun | 5-6pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Boatshed Room
$60 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Bachata

Bachata is form of Latin dance that has had a surge in popularity in recent years. This course will teach you the basic steps of this relaxed, easy-going dance.
Tue 18 Jun| 6-7pm
5 weeks
@ UWA Boatshed Room
$50 – UWA Student
$75 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Watersports

Paddling

Get out on the water and have a paddle in this easy-going course that will teach you the basics of kayaking while taking in the sights along the Swan River. Suitable even for those who have never been in a kayak before, but are able to swim at least 50m. 

Wed 19 Jun | 5-6pm
5 Weeks
Meet @ UWA Boatshed
$50 – UWA Student
$75 – UWA Staff/General Public

 

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Stand up Paddle Boarding

There's no better way to end your day than on a stand up paddle board on the Swan River. Learn all the necessary skills to master stand up paddle boarding and, more importantly, relax and take in the view! Participants must be able to swim at least 50m.
Tue 18 Jun | 5-6pm
6 weeks
Meet @ UWA Boatshed
$50 – UWA Student
$75 – UWA Staff/General Public
 

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Paddling- Gold

A friendly get-together for paddling fans of 50 years of age and over. Begin with a warm-up session then head out on the Swan River for some glorious sights and wonderful company. Participants must be able to swim at least 50m. 
Mon 17 Jun | 12-5pm
5 weeks
Meet @ UWA Boatshed
$75 – UWA Student
$100 – UWA Staff/General Public
 

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Surfing Beginners

Learn the basics of surfing alongside your peers. Thanks to our skilled instructors, you’ll be carving up the surf like a pro in no time. All equipment is provided, including wetsuits.
Sat 22 Jun | 11.30am-12.30pm
5 Weeks
$120 – UWA Student
$150 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Water Confidence

This course is for UWA 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 18 Jun | 11-11:30am
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. 
Tue 18 Jun | 11-11:30am
5 weeks
@ 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 aud and get qualified through this accredited course.
1 day
Wed 26 Jun | 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 26 Jun | 9am-11am
½ 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 this, you’ll develop your skills further, to learning strategy and advanced tips and tricks. All equipment is provided; it's perfect for anybody looking to get involved with badminton.
Thurs 20 Jun | 5-6pm
5 weeks
@ UWA Sports Hall
$50 – UWA Student
$75 – UWA Staff/General Public

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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 30 Apr | 5-6pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Sports Hall
$60 – UWA Student
$90 – UWA Staff/General Public

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Tennis - Beginners

This course is an introduction to the rules and skills necessary to play tennis. Areas covered include grips, footwork, forehand, backhand, serves, net play and return of serve.
Wed 19 Jun | 4-5pm
5 weeks
@ UWA Tennis Courts
$50 – UWA Student
$75 – 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 19 Jun | 5-6pm
5 weeks
@ UWA Tennis Courts
$50 – UWA Student
$75 – 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.

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Sun 16 Jun 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.

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Sat 22 Jun 2019 | 7am-7pm
Meet @ UWA Boatshed
$80 – UWA Student
$135 – General Public

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Swan River Cycling Tour

Enjoy the incredible scenery of Perth as we cycle along Swan River to discover the hidden kangaroo island where you will be able to see wild kangaroos and other local wildlife on traditional Noongar people land. You will also get the chance to stop off at Perth iconic locations including Elizabeth Quay and South Perth Foreshore. A must-do for anyone who loves the outdoors!

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Sun 21 Jul 2019 | 9am-12pm
Meet @ UWA Boatshed
$30 – UWA Student
$55 – General Public

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If you have any further queries, please contact one of our UWA Sport Customer Service Officers.