Charity details

Also known as
WEA Illawarra
Alesco Illawarra
Illawarra Community College
50-54 Auburn St
Wollongong NSW 2500
Address For Service email
Charity Size
Who the charity helps
General community in Australia
Date established
Last reported
17 May 2018
Next report due
30 June 2021
Financial Year End

Summary of activities

Major activites in 2017: Alesco Illawarra - the independant secondary school operated by WEA Illawarra has steadily developed into highly valued alternate independent (no fee) secondary education facility for those young people in the local community who do not fit well into mainstream secondary education options because of their various barriers to learning such as Mental Health conditions or dysfunctional family backgrounds. In 2017 Alesco Illawarra operated three Outreach centres in surrounding towns and suburbs to cater for young people who want to re-engage with formal education and prepare for further training or employment with some outstanding results for young people, especially the cohort in East Nowra. In 2017 saw the refurbishment of a warehouse at 58 Auburn Street for use as an additional teaching facility to cater for senior secondary students and adult education classes at night. Construction will be completed in July/August 2017. The official opening will take place mid 2018. In 2017 saw seven HSC graduates and more than 20 Year 10 graduates celebrated at the Annual Graduation ceremony in Wollongong, many being first in their family to achieve this goal. East Nowra also held a graduatiuon ceremony for their Year 10 students. WEA Illawarra continued to maintain its extensive Community Service Obligation (pre-vocational Foundation, Life Skills, Numeracy and Literacy) services on behalf of the NSW State Government. Many disability and employment service providers sourced their life skills courses from WEA Illawarra in 2017 ,e.g. Barnardo's, Greenacres, Flagstaff, Life without Barriers etc. Tech Savvy Seniors and Tech Savvy Small Business Courses courses were run in 2017 providing free computer literacy classes to over 60s and selected small businesses in the local community. In 2017 WEA Illawarra offered training to job seekers under the Commonwealth Government Program - Youth Jobs Pathsways - pre-vocational training in Wollongong, Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven and South Coast with varied results.

Where the charity operates


Department of Education and Training (DET)

Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

Title Due Date Date received Download
Financial Report 2020 30 June 2021 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2020 30 June 2021 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2019 30 June 2020 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2019 30 June 2020 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2018 30 June 2019 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2018 No due date Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2017 30 June 2018 17 May 2018
Financial Report 2017 No due date 17 May 2018
Annual Information Statement 2016 30 June 2017 8 June 2017
Financial Report 2016 No due date 8 June 2017
Annual Information Statement 2015 30 June 2016 28 April 2016
Financial Report 2015 No due date 28 April 2016
Annual Information Statement 2014 30 June 2015 28 July 2015
Financial Report 2014 No due date 28 July 2015
Annual Information Statement 2013 30 June 2014 25 June 2014
Financial Report 2013 No due date Not required


Title Date Reporting Year Download
Annual Report 17 May 2018 2017 Download
Governing Document 14 September 2016 Download


The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) 31 October 2014
Advancing education 1 January 2014
2012 Advancement of education 3 December 2012 31 December 2013

Registration status history

Effective Date Status
3 December 2012 Registered

Enforcement action history

There have been no enforcements for this charity.