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From the Executive Officer
  • We are delighted to share with you the latest information about Adult and Community Education in our region. The size and distinctly rural aspect of the Northern Inland area brings unique challenges to the task of providing adult education that responds to the needs of business and industry. Our dedicated staff works with a commitment to overcoming these challenges to provide learning experiences that enrich the lives of thousands of people each year.

    As an approved community-based vocational education and training (VET) provider, we are assisted in reaching students in regional and remote communities that experience barriers to training and employment through the NSW Government’s ACE Program and Smart and Skilled funding.

    We have a track record delivering our training under these programs in a way we think makes us special. 96% of Smart and Skilled students who studied with our college in 2018 reported they achieved their main reason for training.

    We take the opportunity here to provide a snapshot of the supported programs we deliver.

  • In addition to the range of accredited training we offer to adults, we also help our communities in other ways. This year, the college has been reaching out to those affected by drought, offering fee-free places in a range of leisure classes at campuses throughout the region. These places were funded by the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network under the Australian Government Empowering Our Communities initiative. This program gives local communities the opportunity to tailor mental health responses to people and communities struggling with drought. Campuses also offered one-on-one sessions with farmers accessing the Drought Hub and preparing documentation to apply for subsidies.

    Community College continues to be at the heart of the community, making a positive impact in everything we do. Please get in touch with us if your organisation needs help to address skills shortages, or if you have an interest in partnering with us to bring about positive change.

    Alison Heagney
    Executive Officer


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