From the Executive Officer

Alison Heagney, Executive OfficerMany people ask me "what does the College do?" Well, my answer is to work with people locally to learn the skills they need. Our difference is that we are local first and foremost and we offer the courses that are required; often at no charge via government funded programs. We are part of a state wide network but the College is owned and run by the local community. We employ local people and work closely with businesses and organisations to utilise facilities that are available to run our courses. This keeps our costs down and cycles the money in to local economy.

Local doesn’t mean low quality, we are a Nationally Registered Vocational Education and Training Provider (ASQA accredited) and therefore must meet the same stringent requirements of other providers such as private RTOs or TAFEs.

CCNI has developed strong industry networks and partnerships in our signature specialisations of aged care, disability services and community care, first aid, industry safety licensing, foundation skills for learning and business administration.

Our colleges are open to all adults, regardless of age or previous education. We are enriching lives and expanding the horizons of over 3300 people each year.

We also invest in community and economic development, building a resilience and social capacity through a truly unique range of leisure and lifestyle workshops, from the artistic and creative to the practical and informative.

You may see our outreach programs popping up in townships and Indigenous communities across the region. These courses are an important component of our annual program, and underscore our commitment to our region.

Please contact your local campus if you have any questions or ideas for your college so we can build and repair our community together.

Alison Heagney
Executive Officer

From the President

I am proud to be part of this Association and the Adult and Community Education sector. We have a commitment to provide lifelong learning opportunities that meet peoples' education and skills training needs, but which are enjoyable, relaxed and held in a friendly environment. We want people to take advantage of the short courses we offer and to feel they can move into and out of the system as they choose.

We hope people will use Community College Northern Inland Inc. as a pathway to further education and training. We also want people to tell us what their education needs are so we can be more responsive to our community.

Diane Carter

Mission, Vision and Values

Community College Northern Inland provides innovative education and employment related training programs to meet the needs of our local communities.

The College values are:

  • Responsiveness
    Consistently meet community needs
    Communicate regularly providing relevant information
    Assess the impact of decisions and external factors on our communities
    Listen, anticipate and act on community needs

    Strive to continuously improve what we do
    Share our knowledge to support each other
    Collaborate with stakeholders to achieve the right outcomes

  • Integrity
    Adhere to professional and ethical standards
    Respect confidentiality
    Encourage staff and students and treat them with dignity
    Accept responsibility for our actions

    Encourage and implement new ideas
    Find smart ways to deliver the best results
    Use our collective experience to seek out solutions to problems
    Recognise and realise new opportunities