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Adult & Community Education

The ACE team of Southern REAP provides adult and community education courses focused on meeting the needs in our rural communities across Southland, Fiordland and Whakatipu, whilst adhering to meeting our TEC requirements.

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Types of Programmes

Some examples of the types of programmes Southern REAP can offer:

  • NCEA 4 U

  • Blokes Workshop

  • Flax Weaving

  • Level 1 First Aid

  • Te Reo Maori

  • Sewing

  • Treaty of Waitangi Workplace


Please note this is not an exhaustive list.



  • NZ Sign Language

  • Chinese

  • Drivers Licencing

  • Apprenticeship Literacy

  • Upcycling Pallets

  • CV Writing

  • Digital Literacy

Meeting Community Needs

The ACE team at Southern REAP works with our local communities to source what the learning needs are in our communities. We work together with local community workers and agencies. Once a need is identified we create the classes for our adult learners to attend.

ACE Requirements

The ACE Team delivers a wide range of programmes whilst working towards

meeting our ACE targets which are as follows: 

  • employability skills

  • foundation skills

  • health and wellbeing

  • social and cultural inclusion, and participation

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Check out our course catalogue to see what learning opportunities are coming to your area:



For enquiries about our ACE programmes, or to suggest a course topic, please contact

Jonelle McDowall, Adult and Community Education Manager, at

or Megs Mitchell, our Central Southland ACE Liaison -

or Kim Hamilton, our Whakatipu ACE Liaison -

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