Western College is a not-for-profit, community college that has been serving the educational and training needs of the western region of NSW for more than half a century.

Based in Dubbo with a primary focus on servicing the Orana region, Western College has evolved – and continues to evolve – to meet the needs of business and community members in their pursuit of innovative education and training opportunities and to reach out to those who need assistance to realise their education goals and participate productively. 

Our point of difference is our approach, our reason for existing and our community based governance; it is our commitment to the local communities and the niche area we serve; the ground between traditional schooling and tertiary education, employment and personal growth. The College is governed by a Board of Directors made up of dedicated community leaders. We listen to what the community needs and we tailor our education and training events to meet those needs. Our surplus from our high quality commercial training is re-invested in the community to provide educational opportunities to those who most need it.

The breadth of our training and education includes everything from personal interest courses to targeted community workshops and accredited vocational training, from individual units to full nationally endorsed qualifications up to Diploma level. Community Colleges aim to enrich lives, to strengthen organisations and to build communities through innovative high quality education and training tailored to the individual. We offer purpose built training facilities but we will also come to you. We now also offer a three pronged approach to re-invigorating and re-engaging youth to education through our Alesco, 

When it comes to education, a ‘one size fits all’ approach just doesn't cut it – and at Western College, we don’t just cut the corners to fit, we make sure our training meets both the needs of participants and the community of which we are a part. As a small training provider, we have the benefit of flexibility and the ability to adapt our programs while still offering a breadth of training options and the assurance of quality, national standard training. Our experienced and qualified trainers are hand-picked to ensure not only quality delivery but a personalised and relevant approach to the individual learner and to the organisations and businesses seeking to develop a practically skilled workforce. It’s this individualised approach that has earned Western College a number of prestigious accolades, including being named NSW Small Training Provider of the Year.

Western College is proud to be acknowledged as a state-wide leader in training service provision – a reflection of our philosophy of being small enough to provide relevant and flexible education options for the community, but big enough to ensure choice and quality training services for participants and the business community. Western College is all about helping people in our community to reach their potential – and to develop a greater understanding of all the opportunities that are available to them, and how they can use their potential to help contribute to a healthy economy and a strong community.  By supporting Western College you assist us to build community capacity.