Frequently asked questions

All you need to know before you book.

  • What new courses are coming up?

    We announce new programs throughout the year as soon as they’re available for booking. All courses currently available are listed on the main Community Education page.

    By signing up to our mailing list, you’ll be among the first to know when a new program is launched.

  • When will the next 10 Great Books series be announced, and how can I ensure I get a ticket?

    10 Great Books is our most popular program and sells out very quickly each year. We usually announce the program and release tickets in November, and all bookings are on a purely first-come-first-serve basis. We do not hold or reserve tickets for this or any other program. By subscribing to our mailing list you’ll be among the first to hear when bookings open.

  • Do your courses have any prerequisites or require any prior learning?

    None of our programs require any specific prior learning. They are designed and best enjoyed as ‘continuing’ adult education. If you’re unsure whether one of our programs is right for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the contact details on the program page.

  • Will I need to complete any assignments or reading outside of the designated course hours?

    Our programs are non-assessed, informal learning opportunities. There are no assignments or set readings, but many programs do offer optional further readings if you’re eager to delve deeper into the topic.

  • Are Community Education courses accredited? Can they count toward the completion of my degree?

    Faculty of Arts Community Education programs are informal, non-accredited programs. They do not count towards the completion of any University of Melbourne award program.

  • Can I get a certificate of participation for attending a course?

    Certificates of participation are available for all programs, on request.

  • I can no longer attend a program that I’ve registered for – what can I do?

    Please let us know as soon as you become aware that you won’t be able to attend a program you’ve registered for. We are always happy to transfer your ticket to the name of a friend or family member, if you’re able to nominate someone to attend in your place.

    Alternatively, we can offer you a refund if you contact us 5 or more business days before the program begins.

  • What do I need to bring?

    You don’t need to bring anything to Community Education programs, except a curious mind and a pen and paper should you wish to take any notes. We check names on arrival so there is no need to print a ticket.

  • I’m interested in a program that has already passed – will it be repeated?

    Community Education programs are one-off experiences that are not repeated. Some programs run regularly but with all new content and presenters each year – for example, the annual 10 Great Books masterclass series.

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Have a question that hasn’t been answered here?

We’d love to hear from you. Feel free to get in touch using the contact details on the course webpage for the program you’re interested in, or if your question doesn’t relate to a specific course, contact:

Brittany Wilkins, Manager Community Engagement Programs
Phone: +61 3 9035 5092