About Us Byron Community College

About Us

About the College

Byron Region Community College is a not for profit community organisation with a strong commitment to high quality innovative learning for adults (15+). Our vision is to involve and engage people through inspiring learning experiences. The beauty, diversity and fragility of this amazing natural environment have been the inspiration behind the college’s commitment to socially and environmentally responsible practice.

We have a long history in the region as an innovative adult education provider. With over 23 years of operation and the collective experience of staff from diverse professions, Byron Region Community College is well placed to deliver world-class education that promotes sustainability, creativity, responsibility and collaboration.

Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to acknowledge the Arakwal People of the Bundjalung Nation who are the Traditional Custodians of this land which we live, work, and stand on. Arakwal People retain a strong connection to Country: actively caring for flora and fauna and land and waters.
We ask that you respect and help look after Country and Culture. We also acknowledge and pay our respect to Elders both past and present, and the extended Aboriginal community.

Why Learn With Us?

  • Course affordability – pay by set installments on accredited courses
  • Study locally – save time and money staying within the Byron Shire
  • Face-to-face delivery – learn more from your peers and make new friends
  • Small classes – low student to tutor ratio
  • Diverse range of courses – open your mind to new possibilities
  • Learn from highly qualified tutors and specialists
  • Support your local not-for-profit Community College
  • Get qualified

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn” – Benjamin Franklin

Our Mission

“Embracing and facilitating community resilience and personal growth through learning” by acknowledging the natural current advantages of our place, our time, our people and our choices.

Our Objectives

Building Resilience and Diversity
  • Responding to Government funding programs and compliance in VET
  • Maintaining capacity in a range of qualifications that are anticipated to be needed
  • Upgrading effective business and continuous improvement systems
  • Developing and formalising inter college collaborations
  • Nurturing and supporting a positive staff team and good governance
  • Balancing budget limitations with investment priorities in human and physical resources
Enhancing Communication and Engagement
  • New and refreshed relationships and strategic partnerships in the region and in Australia
  • Increased use of electronic interactive multi-media to tell our story and listen to others
  • Offering high quality participant support and feedback mechanisms
Developing Research and Innovation
  • Leading a proposed Byron Precinct design and development
  • Researching gaps and opportunities towards innovative adult education projects that produce social, environmental and economic benefit for many
  • Participating in relevant local and global forums and discussions that enable professional reflection and stimulate new ideas
Education for Creativity, Sustainability and Social Inclusion
  • Building on our existing national leadership role and program specialisations
  • Marketing our existing national products and resources
  • Meeting the learning needs of local disadvantaged groups
  • Challenging our tutors to create inspiring new opportunities for an ever changing world
  • Providing new vocational pathways and skills relevant for the jobs of the future

Our Principles

  • Operate an effective, accountable and flexible community owned organisation.
  • Create quality educational experiences that are responsive and relevant to community aspirations, interests and needs.
  • Ensure accessibility to learning for all people by offering diverse and affordable programs.
  • Research, develop and implement projects that are innovative and stimulating.
  • Maintain a high level of open and effective communication both internal and external.
  • Encourage participation, co-operation and community support in all College activities.
  • Support and nurture active networks with other bodies with whom we have mutual or complementing interests.
  • Progressively move towards more energy efficient and sustainable practices in campus activities and in learning content.