U3A is a self help education movement which caters for persons in the 'third age' and for those who have retired, promoting the concept of studying simply for the joy of learning. It is not a formal University, and does not offer formal qualifications nor set academic qualifications as a pre requisite for entry. Classes are held in many areas and also in private homes. The service plays a vital role in improving the quality of life of retired persons.
The courses are run by volunteer tutors and include;
* Various Computer Skills
* Strolling Through History
* The Craft Club
* Art Classes
* French for Beginners
* Gentle Exercise
* Beginners Folk Art
* Family History
* Armchair Travel
* Current Affairs
* Piano/Music Encouragement Group
* Book Discussion Group in 3 libraries
* English & Australian Literature
* Write Your Life History
* Spanish Intermediate
* Furniture Restoration
U3A is permitted to attend some of QUT's Humanities Department lectures at Carseldine campus, for no cost, and no exam, just for interest.
There are social mornings once a month where members meet for a chat and a cup of tea, and once every term there is a speaker. U3A also arranges social outings every term to places of interest.