Founded in 1903, the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is a charity and a voluntary sector provider of adult education, undertaking activities around the world. In New Zealand, the WEA provides flexible learning to over 12,000 students each year. The WEA was extended to New Zealand in October 1914, with a national body formed in 1920.

The national body of WEA in New Zealand, the Federation of WEAs in Aoteroa NZ Inc., is a member of the International Federation of Workers' Educational Associations (IFWEA).