Camden Haven Community College is a not-for-profit Incorporated Association with a volunteer governing Committee. It is community owned and a registered charity.
The college provides lifestyle and vocational courses for our local communities in the Camden Haven and Manning Valley and has been operating for nearly forty years.
Camden Haven Community College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 90018), approved to provide nationally accredited units and qualifications. We offer a diverse range of quality vocational and general education learning opportunities.
Training and courses are available at the college in Laurieton, 16-18 Laurie Street (at the corner of Laurie Street and Bonser Lane, across from the little old church) and at the training rooms at Taree, Shops 5-6, 11-17 Manning St, Osborne Chambers (between Ray White Real Estate and Best and Less). Other sites in our communities are utilised for specific courses and we team up with workplaces for training, assessment and traineeships.
Camden Haven Community College is a member of the national peak body, Community Colleges Australia (CCA). We fully endorse and follow the CCA Code of Ethics. More information about CCA can be found on their website.
Camden Haven Community College will continue to operate as a not-for-profit, community-based Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
It will provide equitable access to education and training through a diverse range of quality, professional, vocational, foundation and general learning opportunities that reflect the changing needs and interests of the Camden Haven and other communities.
The College will be managed in an ethical manner and integrate sustainability into training and facilities
To offer a friendly, supportive and inclusive environment in which individuals can achieve their potential.
To be responsive to the community and provide educational opportunities to satisfy its diverse needs and interests
To provide direct relief of poverty, suffering, distress, misfortune, helplessness or disability in the community through training, education, advice and provision of other services which provide learning and development outcomes to enhance opportunities.
New members of the Association of Camden Haven Community College Incorporated are always welcome.
The process for becoming a Member is:
application to the college (call in to the office or email);
motion of acceptance by the Committee;
payment of an annual $5.00 fee;
become a Member and be invited to the AGM.
The governing body, The Committee, consists of college members who are elected to The Committee at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in March.
Our college aims to provide direct relief of poverty, suffering, distress, misfortune, helplessness or disability in the community through training, education, advice and provision of services which provide learning and development outcomes to enhance opportunities.
To this end we are proud to:
be an approved Registered Training Organisation under the Smart and Skilled program with fee subsidies for those in need
provide training and courses for no fee to disadvantaged students
provide scholarships, on application, to assist with fees
assess students for fee exemption or concession due to barriers to education
subsidise fees for local community members and regional participants
provide fully trained quality trainers and assessors who understand student needs, support requests and can refer to Help services
provide support in language, literacy and numeracy
provide training, access and support for people with disabilities
enhance opportunities for employment through quality subsidised national qualifications and vocational training
offer our sustainable organisation as a means of providing benevolent relief