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From the Executive Officer
  • This Term the college is taking steps to consolidate on its hard work and commences investing in ‘place’. The tagline “Where you need us” is very important and the college takes a lot of pride in our small country-based campuses. This term we will be formally announcing the development of new bespoke campuses in Inverell and in Moree to meet the needs of our students and the business community. This investment will enable us to deliver better training and create spaces for the development of learning communities. A big part of our work is breaking isolation and making learning a normal part of adult life and creating place-based solutions to this is key to our strategic development.

    During Term 1 the staff (some are pictured on the front cover of our latest Course Guide) have participated in some new initiatives including training within the Narrabri High School, a Paddock To Plate program at Bingara hosted by the Living Classroom and an outdoor skills youth program in Moree called Backyard and Beyond where students worked on a Botanic Garden project. We also continued the development of our Engineering – Fabrication Trade programs including commencing the training of apprentices with BOSS Engineering at Inverell on site; alleviating the cost and stress of apprentices having to travel for their training. The college is a leading provider of Community Services training and our 2019 intake has been very strong particularly in aged care and disabilities streams. I need to thank the organisations that provide excellent work placement opportunities for our students which very often result in employment.

  • We were able, through successful lobbying to achieve some funding for drought affected farming families to undertake accredited training in Term 1 which was very well subscribed – particularly first aid, forklift, confined spaces, white card and working at heights. Our drought assistance programs were also mainly sold out and thank you to donors, organisations and trainers involved for their creativity and giving to this important program.

    Of course, without the dedication of the voluntary Board none of this would happen; and of course the trainers who travel many kilometres to deliver training where and when it is needed and the administrative staff that underpin everything that we achieve.

    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
    Barraba

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

    Excellence

    • 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

    Innovation

    • 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