I did it, attended the WEA Beekeeping for Beginners in Adelaide on 30 May 2015. The presenter was a local beekeeper and member of the Beekeepers Society of SA, Keith Clark.
Keith did an excellent job of running through the practicalities of beginning beekeeping, including covering important but easily overlooked questions like "How do I start?", Why do I want to be a beekeeper? Have I got the physical capacity?, are there legislative requirements?", what equipment?, costs?, time? skills?, how many hives?, where to put them? getting bees?, extracting honey, maintenance, time and bee stings. As well as the usual pests and diseases, looking at an actual hive set up (sorry no bees in this class room!).
Keith down played his knowledge, but actually was very capable in answering our queries and left us with the saying 'if you ask 10 different beekeepers..."
The other benefit of attending was meeting a lot of other like minded new beekeepers to keep in touch with in the future.
Overall a very informative, useful and well worth the money day at a WEA short course.
But if you think that you will learn everything you need to by just doing a one day intro course, you're kidding yourself! Like everything in life, keep learning. My 105 year old grandmother says 'if you're not learning, then you're probably dead already!', and she's still alive!