Taruna has a strong reputation as a quality adult education provider. The College has developed four principle areas of adult learning expertise, each with its own faculty. Signature courses are offered by each of these faculties and these provide students contemporary and relevant learning programmes. Certificates are awarded to students who complete all learning requirements.
Art of Well-being
The Art of Well-being is a foundational year to explore three interrelated themes of well-being, art and biography. This programme is part time over one year with three five day intensive seminars.
Rudolf Steiner Education
Taruna offers professional development and training course for teachers, would-be teachers and others wanting to explore a new educational environment – one that honours and addresses what it means to be fully human.
Taruna College, with the endorsement of the Anthroposophic Nurses Association in NZ, offers the Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing (FCAN) which will prepare nurses to work with external treatments including working with the parts of the Rhythmical Einreibung (Rhythmical Body Oiling).
Taruna offers a range of short courses that create opportunity for both personal and professional development. These include courses in Art, Health Care, Personal Well-being, Biodynamic gardening, Relationships and Communication. Our courses vary with the seasons as we seek to continually offer a fresh and dynamic range of learning topics. All courses are led by experienced adult educators who make the learning experience engaging and memorable.
Winter Warmers Craft Workshops
Art in the Garden
Supportive Therapies for End of Life Care
This workshop is for all nurses and care associates involved in palliative care.