About us

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

Macquarie Community College encourages all to “Never Stop Learning” because we believe that participation in quality life-long learning is transformational. 

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

Stronger communities through the power of learning and connection.

Our strategic direction

As part of our commitment to ensuring we deliver services that meet the needs of our communities the College develops a multi-year strategic plan. Our current strategic plan has three key themes: 

  • We will GROW programs and services that deliver stronger outcomes for our clients and deeper social impact.
  • We will EXPLORE new businesses, innovative approaches and collaborations that leverage our strengths.
  • We will STRENGTHEN our organisational capability and capacity through innovation with quality for long term sustainability.

Learn more about our latest strategic plan to build stronger communities through the power of learning and connection.

Learning opportunities for all

At Macquarie Community College  you can choose from hundreds of program options offered across our dedicated campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, and Ryde – in addition to hundreds of classes delivered in other community and employer sites.

Learn English

Learn English

Get Job Ready

Get Job Ready

Get Qualified

Get Qualified

Do a Short Course

Do a Short Course

Our Approach

As a not-for-profit provider we create and deliver quality accredited and open entry courses and services that are designed to offer our clients flexible, quality education and training. Through the power of learning and connection we seek to offer our clients opportunities for increased skills and knowledge, better futures, pathways to employment and increased social connections.  

As a trusted community-based organisation we develop and continuously improve our programs with feedback from our clients, program staff, trainers, Government, community groups, employers and other organisations. This ongoing collaboration, focused on the capability and capacity of our students and our organisation helps build stronger communities.  

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 has adapted and expanded its services and locations over our 70+ years.  

We balance our delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes  and self-paced learning options so that we meet the needs of our clients. 

Macquarie Community College is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee. We are governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. We are supported by members. 

The Company has a wholly-owned subsidiary (MCC Child and Family Services) which operates Gateway Community High

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. 

We are registered as a Charity by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and hold deductible gift recipient (DGR) status. 

As a registered training organisation (RTO 90033) we are regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). We are a proud member of Community Colleges Australia.