About

ABOUT US

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

Our vision is that individuals and families in our communities will transform their lives through participation in our contemporary, quality education and training programs.

We want our learners to become more confident members of their workplaces and communities due to the new skills, knowledge and qualifications they have acquired.

We work together, and with others, so that learners who face barriers to fulfilling their educational goals can access our affordable programs and feel welcome, respected and supported.

Our vision is achieved with a vibrant, inspired, capable and well-resourced workforce.

OUR OPERATIONS

Macquarie Community College has expanded its services and locations over the years 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 provide an extensive range of courses and activities to meet the training and learning needs of individuals and employers.

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.

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.

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.

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

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).

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 60 years, Macquarie Community College has been meeting the needs of the local community with a diverse offering of leisure and self-improvement courses.

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.