Our History

Our History

Stemming from a history of worker’s education and evening colleges, Riverina Community College was founded as Riverina Evening College in 1982 before being renamed Regional Evening College in 1985 under the NSW Board of Adult Education

Courses were taught throughout the Riverina, locations including Gundagai, Junee, Coolamon, Deniliquin, Wagga Wagga, Hay and Coleambally. Since 1990, the College’s name was changed to Riverina Community College Inc. and operated as an association. During this time, classes were taught at various schools within the Riverina before moving to a permanent location (our current location) in 1992.
Since the move, the college has been able to focus on the delivery of Vocational Education and Training (VET), the expansion of lifestyle and leisure courses and quality programs for our community. In 2003 the college became a not-for-profit organisation and company under the name Riverina Community college Limited.

The College has continued to adapt to the needs of the community by incorporating more technology based activity across all services. To this end, the college has developed its infrastructure and resources to move towards more flexible, supported learning opportunities to meet increasing demand for online learning. On-line services have been designed to meet the varied needs of our cohorts and will provide a valuable support tool across many of our programs.
In the last year, supported art programs continue to provide an excellent opportunity for local artists working with a disability, and the past year has seen the development of an on-line gallery from which the public is able to purchase the artists work.