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St George & Sutherland Community College

Australia
Overview

Overview

St George & Sutherland Community College (SGSCC) is a non-for-profit college which offers over 400 vocational, accredited and leisure courses across 30 locations in Sydney, Australia.

Established over 40 years ago, it has become one of the largest and most successful community colleges in Australia. It offers flexible studying options, including classes during the day, at night and on the weekends.

The college has six departments, each focusing on specialist areas. This includes over 250 leisure courses, career-focused programmes and English courses which develop written and spoken skills.

SGSCC is also the first community college in Australia to deliver vocational courses to international students. It provides a safe, diverse, and welcoming environment, offering a variety of study options, including tours and occupational courses. All its programs combine classroom learning with practical placements within the local community.

International students at SGSCC enrol in the Jannali campus in Southern Sydney. A thriving place to live, Sydney boasts a multicultural, cosmopolitan lifestyle, beautiful weather as well as spectacular parks and beaches. The city's public transport system makes exploring Sydney easy, whether students are taking the bus, train, or ferry.

The college's outstanding commitment to teaching excellence has been recognised by the Board of Adult and Community Education, who awarded SGSCC with an endorsed Quality Award.

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Qualifications

St George & Sutherland Community College offers Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) qualifications. All qualifications and training programmes students take up at SGSCC are nationally accredited study options or training packages.

Training packages & accredited courses

Training packages are developed by industry and lead to nationally recognised qualifications. These training packages equip students with the skills and knowledge needed for success in the workplace, and help students stand out to employers.

The Diploma of Community Services offered by SGSCC International is Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) accredited.

Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) Accreditation

Accredited courses offer students an assurance of quality. Students can be confident SGSCC is committed to offering the best courses and training possible, matching student's expectations and those of future employers. Courses are accredited in line with standards that define the specific training and education needs of workers and students. ACWA believes that high-quality education and training leads to excellent community services. Practice standards are defined to ensure that community workers are well qualified. Graduates of SGSCC's accredited course can apply for membership of ACWA, a requirement often requested by employers and one that gives them a competitive edge.

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Why SGSCC?

Why SGSCC?

St George & Sutherland Community College (SGSCC) is an adult community education provider that promotes lifelong learning. It is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and offers students nationally recognised qualifications.

SGSCC International is a division of SGSCC that focuses on offering high-quality vocational education and training to international students. Prospective international students can view the complete list of study options it offers on its website.

Thanks to many years of teaching experience and an excellent record in vocational education, SGSCC International stands out as a premium educational provider.

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Location

Location

The cosmopolitan city of Sydney enjoys a thriving economy and is home to world famous theatres, sports stadiums, concert halls, and a multicultural population. Located in the beautiful backdrop of the Sydney Harbour, Sydney is also well known for its amazing weather.

SGSCC International is based in Southern Sydney at the Jannali campus, which is only 25km from Sydney's CBD, in the Sutherland Shire.

Students can explore the region's surf beaches, waterways and national parks. Cronulla is the city's only beach that students can access by train and is also the city's longest stretch of sand.

SGSCC students can also enjoy buzzing restaurants and cafes, art galleries, events, leading fashion retailers, and much more.

SGSCC students also benefit from the city's very efficient public transport system that includes ferries, trains, and buses.

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How to apply?

How to apply?

Students choose their programme of study and follow these steps to enrol:

Step 1

Students must take the time to review all course-related information and the condition of enrolment.

Step 2

Students must then download the international enrolment pack, fill in required information, and collect necessary documents.

Some of the necessary documents students need to produce include:

  • Passport copies
  • Visa status and expiry date copies
  • Academic transcripts
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • A completed Statement of Purpose questionnaire
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of financial stability

Step 3

Students must then email the signed and completed international enrolment pack back along with documents requested.

Step 4

Students will then be sent an overseas student letter of offer and written student agreement, which must be signed.

Step 5

After accepting the offer, students must then make payment.

Step 6

The confirmation of enrolment (CoE) will be sent by email within two days of having received the student payment.

Step 7

Students must then apply for their student visa.

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Student experience

Student experience

When international students accept their offer and arrive in Sydney, they experience a multicultural community. With its cosmopolitan lifestyle, warm weather, and pristine beaches, Sydney is among the world's most desirable study locations.

SGSCC International, based in Jannali, is the largest community college in the south of Sydney. It helps students develop international networks that will prepare them for success in the world of work or higher study.

At the heart of SGSCC International and everything it does, is its supportive student learning environment.

SGSCC International offers students the facilities and support they need to help them make the most of their student journey. Students can meet their trainers regularly and make appointments for additional assistance or consultation if required.

The SGSCC enrichment programme comprises various types of experiences throughout students' duration of study such as the orientation programme, workshops to help them speak with confidence, build leadership and team skills, and much more.

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Student support

Student support

SGSCC International is home to a supportive and friendly student services team. The approachable team works with students to assess their needs and aspirations and to help them achieve their best. Students who receive support during their studies tend to have more successful study and career outcomes than those who do not.

The Student Support Team works with students to create viable study to work plans, ensuring that their time at the college gives them the best possible results. Students will be able to meet with the team throughout their studies to assess how they are doing in achieving the milestones set out together at the beginning of their journey so that they remain on track and are supported every step of the way.

Some of the support services that students can access at SGSCC International are:

  • Employment Pathways Support
  • Wellbeing and Counselling Support
  • Digital Literacy Support
  • Information and support on banking
  • Travel and entertainment information
  • Accommodation advice and assistance.

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