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Byron Community College isn’t just a place of learning, it’s a gathering place and a hub for inclusivity, diversity, and thoughtful collaborations that support the needs of the local community of the Northern Rivers. The College is dedicated to education, creating opportunities and fostering resilience to the vibrant and spirited folks of the Byroon Shire and beyond. We’ll keep you regularly updated with all the latest Byron College news here.

September 28, 2023

Moving Forwards

Adult Community Education provides a flexible and supportive environment in which students can develop work-ready skills. It aims to involve and engage people through inspiring learning experiences. Through this engagement, friendships are made, and community connections are woven which can have far reaching effects. Our 2023 Nationally Recognised Training courses are now well underway, and it’s been a pleasure meeting this year’s Certificate course students studying Permaculture, Horticulture, Massage Therapy, Community Services and Individual Support. They are gaining transferrable knowledge and skills, developing relationships with local organisations, and opening doors to a variety of roles in the workplace. Coming from...

July 5, 2023

Tech Savy Seniors a Huge Success!

Imagine a world where you are surrounded by technology every waking moment but don’t really understand how to use it. This is the quintessential back foot to inclusion for many seniors simply because they were not born into the technology immersion that has become so absolute for the younger generation. So, what do you do to master technology when mud and sticks was the foundation of your games and the telephone was firmly attached to the wall? Fortunately, we are not the first to have pondered this question, which is why the NSW government initiative in partnership with Telstra created...

July 5, 2023

Free Reimbursements and Waivers for Students in 2022 and 2023

If you studied a full qualification under Smart and Skilled with Byron Community College in 2022, or are thinking of enrolling next year, we’ve got some very exciting news to share. The NSW North Coast Education Flood Recovery Support Package reveals that new levels of financial support are available, amounting to thousands of dollars in fee relief for students. The aim is to alleviate financial pressures on students and their families coping with flood recovery in the region, while also supporting access to and the completion of training. Providing student support in the adult education sector has always been paramount...