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Adult Community Education

We help people self-evaluate their current situation and career pathways. We help them find an appropriate balance between stability and change, to transition quickly and smoothly as possible from unemployment to employment.

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Job Cafe

We will continue to provide CV assistance, workshops, career guidance and job search assistance, onsite or online using the app ZOOM.


Te Reo Maori, Conversational English, Practice English online, Start your own Business, Computers and Technology, Art - Painting.

Job Hub

Our job vacancy listings. Search from hundreds of jobs available now.

Business Coaching & Mentoring
Helping you into an alternative income.
Financial Literacy
Buying your first home - how to keep the dream alive even in this competitive market.

Our Vision

To provide accessible learning, empowering adults Auckland wide.

Our Aim

To reduce the number of unemployed people 45 years plus, in Auckland.

Our Values

Education empowers people. We strive to connect, build trust within and for our communities.

Upcoming Events

Job Cafe

Every Tuesday to Thursday
A library near you

Job Cafe is a place where you can get help to prepare for a job - CV's, applying for jobs online, interview tips & more. You can find us in libraries & WINZ connected spaces throughout Auckland from Pukekohe through to West Auckland as well as online.


The Whau App


The Whau app is here to help you find your next exciting employment opportunities. The WhauACE team will keep you updated on all the new jobs in your area. If you see a job, register your interest and a member of the WhauACE team will be in contact with you to help guide through the application process all the way to your first day.

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Learn, unlearn, relearn

Whau ACE is an independent provider of Adult and Community Education (ACE) based in West Auckland and also responding to equivalent needs in wider Auckland through libraries, to support people to find jobs and prepare for employment. Since funding was cut to this sector in 2009, the New Lynn, Avondale, Kelston and Green Bay areas no longer had access to quality community-based adult education opportunities. Whau ACE has successfully stepped in to bridge the gap and provide courses requested by their community. We have seen the Whau ACE community facility grow as it fosters links, identifies needs in the community, an urgent one being getting into work, and gets into the hard work of getting people they help they need. This mahi of promoting education amongst adults in our community promotes social cohesion, linking adults to further education, or vocational training, into jobs or being ready to work as a valuable employee. As an ACE neighbour of Whau House in New Lynn, we fully support their valuable work in the community.

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Whau ACE Supporters

Whau ACE would not be able to serve our community if it were not for the help of individuals and organisations. We acknowledge the following for their support of our programs, staff and our purpose;