Frequently Asked Questions: We all have questions about University of the 3rd Age (U3A), especially U3A for the Glen Waverley suburb. So here are answers to some commonly asked questions.
What’s your current membership fee?
Full membership for a year: $50.
Associate membership (you are a full member at another U3A): $30
Computer classes (additional $20 per term to cover costs). Due to COVID-19 this computer fee has been waived for Term 3, 2020.
Where are classes normally conducted?
U3A Highvale classes take place within the Highvale Retirement Village and in a nearby hall at the Capital Reserve Pavilion. However, due to COVID-19, all in-person classes at these premises have been suspended.
While normally most classes are located at the Village (hence the name), our not-for-profit association is a separate entity established under U3A principles to serve senior residents in the Glen Waverley area.
Where can I find information about classes?
Information about class times and venues may be found on MyU3A through Courses & Activities > View Courses link on this U3AHighvale website. Or you may view a compact timetable by clicking on the PDF enrolment form under Enrolling by paper form.
What is MyU3A?
MyU3A is an online system to assist U3As in the administration of their membership and courses. It is accessed from the U3A’s website via MyU3A Login and enables:
- non-members to apply for membership, view course information and enrol in class(es)
- existing members to renew their membership, view course information and enrol in class(es)
- class members to send an apology for anticipated absence from class
- tutors to view information about each course or class, list of students and wait lists
- administrators and tutors to send bulk emails to members
- administrators to print class lists for tutors.
Do you have an onsite office?
Unfortunately, no. We have a phone line, website and email address, see Contact Us.
We also have a mail box (the cream-coloured one) alongside the residents’ mailboxes outside the Community Centre at the Village.
Is parking available?
There is parking outside the Community Centre where most of the classes are held. There is additional visitor parking scattered around the Village. Residents’ parking spaces are numbered and not for use by visitors.
Where is the Community Centre?
The Community Centre is the first building inside Gate 1 of Highvale Retirement Village at 42-60 Capital Avenue, Glen Waverley. It is currently closed to U3A members due to COVID-19.
Some classes are held in The Manor. Where is that?
The Manor is a two-storey building inside Gate 3 of Highvale Retirement Village at 42-60 Capital Avenue, Glen Waverley. It is currently closed to U3A members due to COVID-19.