Welcome to Bedford
Bedford College is a pretty special place.
For almost 80 years we’ve helped people learn the skills necessary to survive and thrive on their life journey.
Whether you are a recent school leaver or a mature age student, we know you’re ready for your next adventure and we want to support you and see you succeed.
From your first day as a student you’ll feel at home. Our staff and faculty care about you and go the extra mile to ensure that your learning experience is both challenging and encouraging.
Our students come from almost every background, culture and belief. Regardless of who you are, this is a place for you to learn new skills as you grow professionally and personally.
A high quality, nurturing learning environment for everyone.
We are flexible. You can learn at your own pace using a combination of both online and face-to-face learning. You can study full-time or part-time.
We know that every student is an individual and you come to us with your own unique struggles and challenges. Bedford is a safe place for you to be accepted for who you are, while being encouraged to mature as you develop the skills necessary to earn your certificate or diploma.
Our campus at Norwest is a beautiful, state of the art learning centre that is close to the train and bus.
Our Glebe Campus is well equipped, spacious and located across the road from the University of Sydney.
Equipping You to Get the Job You’re Looking For
At Bedford we are proud of our high standards and we believe that the quality of training we provide is second-to-none. Our excellent graduate employment success rate speaks for itself.
We work hard to ensure you have a wonderful learning experience that is supportive and nurturing. That’s why we have an enviable reputation as a provider of quality training in:
- Business and Management
- Child Care
- Community Services
- Aged Care
- Education Support
- Training and Assessment
These training specialties are some of the greatest employment opportunities are in Australia.
We liaise regularly with our employer associates to ensure our graduates are truly job ready. Our industry engagement ensures we are providing students with the skills and knowledge that employers seek, giving Bedford graduates a real edge over other job seekers.
Bedford’s Christian Heritage
Bedford College was launched in 1944 by the Baptist Churches in NSW to meet Australia’s great emerging social needs due to the devastation of families during World War II. Women needed essential job skills to join the rapidly changing workforce so they could provide for their families. With a benevolent heart, the Baptist movement donated all the funds necessary to start this initiative to support women to find independence, employment, and success.
80 years later, Bedford College maintains this strong desire to help equip all people to access great opportunities by learning the skills necessary to find secure employment. The directors believe employment provides an essential pathway to growing, maturing and thriving in life.
The board of directors is unashamed of this Christian heritage. It means the College strives to treat everyone with kindness, respect, fairness and honour as a reflection of a belief in a generous God.
We’d Love to Meet You
We hope you decide to undertake your training with us. Please visit us at anytime, meet our friendly staff and see what we have to offer you as a future student.