About Kiama Community College

Kiama Community College Ltd is a volunteer-managed, community-based adult education provider offering both accredited vocational training and non accredited leisure courses.

The organisation was established in 1986 and became a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in 1994. The College is known for the friendly, supportive and reassuring environment it provides to participants, its flexibility and high-quality training.

Kiama Community College Ltd is managed by a Board of Management whose membership is drawn from the community. The Board of Management employs a Chief Executive Officer, Program Managers and administrative staff.  

We operate as an independent, non-for-profit company to provide high quality, adult education courses and activities to meet the expressed learning needs of the community. The primary communities we serve are Kiama & the Shoalhaven & Illawarra regions. The College focuses on delivering education and learning projects that meet the social, economic and cultural needs of these communities.

We have a range of courses to improve an inspire lifelong learning.

Gain your Nationally Recognised Qualification Here! 

Kiama Community College has provided a wide range of nationally recognised vocational qualifications to more than 3,000 students  in our community. Our vocational qualifications assist you to upskill or gain your first job and are recognised by employers across the country. When you study with us, you receive the same qualification and government subsidies provided by  TAFEs and other RTOs approved under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled program. PLUS you also benefit from small class sizes, individual attention and access to a Student Support Officer who will assist you with your study/life needs and support you in seeking work placement and employment. That’s the Community College difference! 

Kiama Community College Ltd receives core funding from NSW Department of Education, Adult and Community Education Program and State Training Services. It also attracts several other sources of government funding as well as fee for service business to fund its operations. 

In 2009, Kiama Community College expanded its offerings to the Shoalhaven region with the establishment of Shoalhaven Community College, a campus of Kiama Community College. Servicing the large and diverse composition of the Shoalhaven region's 95,000 community members, Shoalhaven Community College is a valuable addition. Shoalhaven Community College offers the Shoalhaven region with state-of-the-art Hair & Beauty training facilities, modern computer rooms, contemporary kitchen area and a choice of fully equipped training rooms. 

When you decide to start learning with us, you'll walk away with new skills and nationally accredited qualifications that can open up your opportunities for your future.

From school leavers to seniors, and whatever season you're at in life, this can be your season for learning something new. 

Support Services

We are driven by our commitment to foster a welcoming, supportive and employability focused environment for its students. The College offers the following support services: 
• LLN support 
• Student Support Officers 
• Job and Careers guidance 
• Development of Individual Pathway Plans 
• First Nations Community Engagement Officer
• Fully accessible venue 

Board of Management  

Kiama Community College Ltd is an independent, not-for-profit company. It is governed by a Board of Management whose membership is drawn from both the Kiama, Shoalhaven & Illawarra communities. The Board of Management employs a College Manager, Program Managers and administrative staff. It is the Board's role to ensure the College upholds its purpose, key values and regulatory obligations whilst ensuring the integrity and quality of any training undertaken. 

Current Appointments: 

  • Kate Wadwell: Acting Chairperson
  • Michael Forsyth: Vice Chairperson  
  • Catherine Glover: Board Director
  • Frazer Hill: Board Director
  • Rodney Hoffman: Board Director


Shoalhaven River College: Doing school differently

Created for students who feel that a mainstream educational setting is not the best environment for them to thrive in academically or personally, Shoalhaven River College is a registered non-government school accredited to deliver the NSW School Curriculum for Stage 5 and 6.

Shoalhaven River College operates under the auspices of Kiama Community College Ltd  

The school, being small in student numbers, is personal, supportive and focused on the individual’s success at all times. Our staff are experienced and passionate about young people succeeding in their schooling and being equipped to pathway successfully into their future beyond high school. 

To Register your interest in Shoalhaven River College click here 
For a 2023 Information Pack click here 
(02) 4243 8824