Signature Courses

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.

Anthroposophic Nursing

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).

Spirited Childhood

A workshop series for early childhood teachers and carers working with children from birth to three years.

Short Courses

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.

Art for Beginners

Come and have a go, play with colour and explore your artistic inner self.

Supportive Therapies for End of Life Care

This workshop is for all nurses and care associates involved in palliative care.

Rekindling the Flame

 A workshop for anyone over-stretched by work and life.

Art in the Garden

Enjoy our beautiful homestead garden and develop botanical drawing and painting skills by exploring a range of techniques.