About Jesuit Community College

Jesuit Community College provides people with real skills for life, learning and work. It draws on the rich tradition of Jesuit education committed to ‘care of the whole person’ and development of active and informed citizens. Through our College, we help individuals, and by extension their families and communities, reach their full potential.

How does the program help?

We seek to connect and engage with people who would otherwise not participate in education and training.

Our aim is to help our students develop personal confidence, and the foundational and employability skills that will improve their social and economic participation in the community.

We deliver training in three main areas:

  • Preparation for employment
  • Short vocational ‘taster’ courses
  • English language and literacy.

Jesuit Community College offers nationally recognised foundation skills qualifications and accredited courses and qualifications in literacy and numeracy (Certificate 1 in General Education for Adults (Introductory), and FSK20119 Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways.

Our short, pre-vocational courses are in hospitality, carpentry, permaculture and English language and literacy.

We can also prepare and help you to access training offered by other Registered Training Organisations.

We offer supported places funded by the Victorian Government’s Skills First program and Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) program, as well as Fee for Service courses.

Visit our website for more detailed and current information about our course offerings at www.jesuitcommunitycollege.org.au.

How does the program work?

Our College provides training that helps people develop real skills for life, learning and work that will lead them to social and economic inclusion.

Our College draws on the rich tradition of Jesuit education committed to ‘care of the whole person’ and development of active and informed citizens.

We shape our training and courses to meet our participants where they are at: geographically, emotionally, and developmentally.


  • develop foundational level courses to help our participants build literacy, numeracy and employability skills that will lead to realistic employment opportunities
  • offer place-based training, taking our training to learners, delivering in locations that are familiar and easily accessible to them
  • offer and connect participants to wrap-around support services to help them build confidence and the ability to learn
  • deliver our training in classrooms, engaging face-to-face with learners and online
  • journey with them, supporting them from initial engagement to employment or community participation
  • offer support to eligible students through our Student Support Fund to ease the financial burden of course costs
  • support pathways to employment and further training through our network of employment programs and industry partnerships
  • encourage people with a disability to enrol.

We work with you to develop a flexible training plan that builds on your existing skills and experience. We offer:

  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • Place-based learning – that is, training in locations and environments familiar to you
  • Financial support for eligible students
  • Courses that are designed to help people needing extra encouragement and support to commence, or return to, study
  • Access to a range of support staff and services
  • Mentoring
  • Recognition of existing skills, prior learning and qualifications awarded in Australia
  • Non-traditional learning settings
  • A safe and supportive environment.

Jesuit Community College (TOID: 21800) is a Registered Training Organisation and a Learn Local organisation.

Who can participate?

We offer nationally recognised qualifications in general education for adults (‘accredited training‘).

We also offer short courses that help people get ready to work (‘pre-accredited training‘).

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible student enrolments.

People with a disability are encouraged to apply under the Skills First and Learn Local ACFE Programs.

Jesuit Community College courses are government funded for eligible participants. To see if you are eligible to access government funding, please review our eligibility criteria.

Student Support Fund Applications for assistance through our Student Support Fund are open to students who require financial support to meet the cost of their Jesuit Community College tuition fees. Please download the Student Support Fund fact sheet for more details.

Where is this program offered?

The College is based in Collingwood but delivers training at a range of locations across Melbourne and in regional Victoria.

For a full list of courses and locations please visit our upcoming courses page.

Find out more

For more information about our courses or to enrol, call us on 03 9415 8700, email courses@jss.org.au or visit www.jesuitcommunitycollege.org.au.

2023 Annual Dinner

Please join us for our Annual Dinner on 25 March 2023.