The college was established in 1993 to provide education and
entry-level vocational training for students of all ages in a mature learning
environment. The college is located on the coast at Port Kembla and attracts
students from the Illawarra and neighbouring regions as well as further afield.

Curriculum: The college offers an extensive range of subjects
presented in a flexible manner to accommodate full-time and part-time students.
Students are able to select a traditional HSC program and/or vocational program
that will provide a foundation for further education, training or employment.

An extensive range of NSW Board-developed courses is available. In
addition, the college offers the most extensive range of vocational courses in
the Illawarra district including Hospitality, Retail, Business Services
(Office), Construction, Metals and Information Technology. The vocational
courses offer work placement, links with other educational providers,
accreditation at local TAFE and part-time traineeships.

Welfare and personal development: Student support is offered in a
mature way, with all staff members of the college providing welfare support for
the students. Staff members are supported by a welfare team consisting of a
counsellor, careers adviser, support teacher (learning difficulties) and
student advisers. The college also has a strong student support network with
timetabled support sessions and individual case management.

Special features: A Year 10 certificate program has been highly
successful in helping re-entry and mature-age students upgrade their skills and
prepare for further education, training or work. The college has won numerous
awards at district, state and national level, including the Minister’s Award
for school achievement and the Director-General’s Award for integrating
education and training. The college operates from Monday to Thursday (four-day

School Information

  • Type: Government
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Year 10 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 327 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees: Free (Government School)
  • Address:Military Road, Port Kembla 2505
  • Phone:02 4274 0621
  • Fax:02 4276 2835

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