Bedford is known and respected as one of the longest-standing providers of quality tertiary vocational education, operating in Australia since 1943.
We welcome people from all walks of life who are looking to study somewhere that values them as an individual while preparing them for the workplace.
Our career-focused education helps prepare students for the workforce and as a result, we are regularly approached by some of Australia’s leading organisations when recruiting.
To equip people with vocational skills, education and training, for lives serving the community, founded in a Christian worldview.
To be an innovative provider of quality training and to strive for excellence in all we do. To provide students with a caring, Christian environment which enhances their ability to succeed, and to assist individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to work and learn in harmony.
Bedford is an inviting, warm and friendly educational space where you can feel safe.
We seek to bring out the best from students, staff, academia and team members.
We are compassionate towards others, making time to help those in need.
As a Registered Training Organisation, we are committed to pursuing God’s transformative plan for individuals and humanity.
We seek new and entrepreneurial ways of doing things.
We strive to deliver world-class education of the highest standards, seeking excellence in all that we do.
Our crest and motto
Our College crest and motto was the design of Mr A.E. Nelson of Mortdale, N.S.W. and the motto “Pro Deo Laboro” (I work for God) was the successful entry to a competition by Mrs G.B. McDonald of South Australia.
Across all areas of our College, from academia to staff and students, we seek to foster a collaborative culture in a caring, Christian environment.
Launched by the Baptist Churches in NSW movement with a benevolent heart, Bedford College was formed in 1943 to provide essential job skills required for a rapidly changing workforce.