General Course Information
GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
ENROLMENT IN COURSES
Please contact reception for further information or enrolment details during office hours – Monday to Friday 9.00am to 12noon. Only financial members are eligible to attend courses, although a non-member may attend one class to see if it is what they want before becoming a member.
Some activities require a minimum number to proceed. Others may be full and members wanting to join will be placed on a waiting list. Courses sometimes last for a set number of weeks and members can only join at the commencement of the course. Other classes have no restrictions and new students can enrol at any time.
Tutors are asked to sight the membership badge or receipt of all students at the beginning of term and when a new student joins a class at other times. Members are asked to wear their badges at class.
Members must also sign the attendance book for insurance purposes.
A fee to cover costs of materials, photocopying, venue rental or fees may apply to classes. Please check with the tutor when enrolling. If students want copies of notes for days they were not there, they will be asked to pay for them also.
The Committee has no rules about the provision of refreshments at classes. The decision to break for refreshments (and arrangements for their provision) is entirely between individual tutors and their students.
If members wish to join a class but lack transport, please contact the tutor concerned. The tutor may be able to ask another member who would be willing to give a lift to contact you.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND TERM BREAKS
With the exception of some specific days such as Easter or ANZAC day, the tutor and students are free to decide whether classes will be held on public holidays or continue during the term breaks.
Some courses include excursions to places like museums or other venues. The tutor will advise course members of dates, venues, costs and transport. Other activities such as Walking, Photography and Art Gallery outings are also conducted for members as U3A activities. The rules of attendance book apply for these as well.
COMPUTER CLASS INFORMATION
ENROLMENT IN COMPUTER CLASSES
Ring the tutor for the class you wish to attend and, if necessary, leave a brief message. Only financial members are eligible to attend classes.
Computer classes are held at:
Bunya House (upstairs) 1167 South Pine Road, Arana Hills and also at U3A Pine Rivers Centre, 1480 Anzac Ave, Kallangur.
The cost of each course is listed in the course description page. Full payment for the course is required prior to (or at) the first class.
If payment is being posted, please send a cheque or money order indicating the course. Cheques must be made out to U3A Pine Rivers Inc. – Alternatively, payment can be made by direct transfer.
Not all subjects are available every term and may be offered on different days each term. If there is insufficient demand for a particular class it may be cancelled or combined with another similar one. Please check the timetable before booking.
If you are interested in any of the classes listed in the Computer Class Descriptions that are not shown for this term, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If there is enough demand we may be able to run a class this term or list it for next term.
Where classes are booked to capacity a waiting list will be established to prioritise bookings for the next term. You will still need to ring and confirm your interest in the following term after checking the new timetable.
If you are unable to attend a class, please contact the relevant tutor as soon as possible.
Students MUST own (or have easy access to) a PC or laptop with
the software relevant to the course being undertaken.