About

ABOUT US

OUR PURPOSE

We create and provide affordable and inclusive learning opportunities that meet the needs of individuals, organisations and communities.

OUR VALUES

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Macquarie Community College believes that participation in quality life-long learning is transformational.

OUR VISION

Macquarie Community College empowers motivated participants to create better futures.

Our reach and impact as a sustainable social enterprise builds stronger communities.

OUR STRATEGIC DIRECTION

We will transform Macquarie Community College into an organisation with a better future because our work transforms lives.

We will leverage our current strengths, and increase our presence where we can empower better futures.

We will create value through innovation and investment in our programs and services.

Learn more about our new strategic plan to empower 10,000 better futures.

OUR OPERATIONS

Macquarie Community College is a not-for-profit RTO that has set the standard in adult community education since our beginnings in 1950.

Our three main program areas are English language and literacy tuition, Career Training for jobseekers and those changing or accelerating their careers, and our open entry short courses for Leisure and Self-improvement.

Macquarie Community College has expanded its services and locations over six decades and now serves a diverse range of communities across northern and western Sydney from its campus locations in Carlingford, Ryde, Chatswood, Richmond, and Mount Druitt – in addition to hundreds of classes delivered in other community and employer sites.

We balance our delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites so that we meet the needs of our clients

We create and deliver quality courses and services that increase capability, capacity and opportunities for stronger communities and employment. We develop and continuously improve our programs with the input and collaboration of our program staff, trainers, Government, community and other organisations.

We offer a range of accredited and non-accredited courses designed to offer our clients flexible, quality education and training to enhance their skills, their career opportunities, participation and connections in community.

Programs include

  • Qualifications and specialist training for employment in growing industries such as aged care, childcare, disability and business
  • English Language and literacy programs for migrants
  • Employability and foundation skills training for jobseekers
  • Digital literacy and other skills for learners that face barriers
  • A diverse range of open entry short courses for Life-Long Learners including Arts and Crafts, Foreign Language, Fitness and Sports, Cooking, Photography, DIY

We are especially skilled in working with migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds and those facing barriers to participation in education and training.

We strive to make all participants feel welcome, supported and respected and delight in the diversity of their cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, ages, beliefs, and abilities.

Macquarie Community College is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee. We are registered as a Charity by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). We are a registered RTO (90033) regulated by the Australian Quality Standards Authority (ASQA).

We are governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. We are supported by members.

The company is a not-for-profit, non-government, apolitical, non-sectarian, community-based organisation dedicated to life-long learning and the development of individuals, organisations and communities.

Career Training

Whether you are kick starting a new career or developing skills for your current career, we can provide you with hands-on, practical training to help you excel at work. Our career training courses are developed with the learner and employer in mind. We provide solutions for employers, employees and job seekers, in the areas of business & work skills, digital literacy, aged care & disability services, childcare services, as well as personal development.

NSW Government subsidies available for most courses. Call us on 1300 845 888 to determine your eligibility and fee estimation.

English Language

Our popular English Language programs provide beginners, intermediate and advanced students with confidence and improved English skills for work and study purposes. The broad range of courses include day and evening classes and offer specialised training for English as a Second Language (ESL) students in accent reduction, Australian business communication and English for the workplace. This program also offers business communication packages for the corporate community.

English classes are fee free for eligible students. Call us on 1300 845 888 to determine your eligibility and fee estimation.

Leisure and Self Improvement

For more than 67 years, Macquarie Community College has been meeting the needs of the local community with a diverse offering of courses for leisure and self-improvement .
There are hundreds of short courses on offer, with new courses being added each term. Students can learn various styles of dance, get fit in pilates, bushwalking or tennis, join a cooking class, make something in furniture restoration and french polishing, learn a foreign language or try a new and interesting hobby like Burlesque Dancing.