Be Connected


From the Executive Officer
  • Thanks for picking up our Term 3 guide. I have some great news for you; you can change other people’s lives. Here is how - tell your friends about what we do and after reading this guide please pass it on.

    The college is offering some funded courses under the HNECC Primary Health Network Empowering Our Communities grants program. These courses are free of charge in recognition that the drought is making life difficult in our area. To be eligible you need to live in our college region. Please tell your friends.

    We also have been successful in getting a grant under the “Be Connected” program which is there to help anyone over 50 with access to computers or training in the use of them. This is a great opportunity to have help with accessing myGov, websites, social sites like Facebook, accessing online books, movies and so on. There is no tests or formal training and you will be able to continue learning online for free. The other great thing is that you might meet some new friends. Please tell your friends.

    The college is continuing to run classes in the small towns and we would like the locals to use the local college where possible. If there are classes that you want in your area please let the local coordinator know.

  • Did you know that you can use school buses to get to class at very little or sometimes no cost? Tina and Lesley have been researching transport options for people living around the Bingara, Barraba and Warialda region and the local bus companies have been very helpful. There is more information inside this guide or call Tina Simpson for more information. Please tell your friends.

    If you have been asked by Centrelink to undertake training we have lots that will suit on offer and if you want to do practical project work have a look at our courses like Backyard and Beyond in Moree or Paddock To Plate in Bingara or Takeaway Gardening in Inverell. The people completing these courses are from all backgrounds and are having a great time and the trainers are passionate about their subject area. Please tell your friends.

    Alison Heagney
    Executive Officer

Mission, Vision and Values

Community College Northern Inland provides innovative education and employment related training programs to meet the needs of our local communities.

The College values are:

  • Responsiveness

    • Consistently meet community needs
    • Communicate regularly providing relevant information
    • Assess the impact of decisions and external factors on our communities
    • Listen, anticipate and act on community needs


    • Strive to continuously improve what we do
    • Share our knowledge to support each other
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to achieve the right outcomes

  • Integrity

    • Adhere to professional and ethical standards
    • Respect confidentiality
    • Encourage staff and students and treat them with dignity
    • Accept responsibility for our actions


    • Encourage and implement new ideas
    • Find smart ways to deliver the best results
    • Use our collective experience to seek out solutions to problems
    • Recognise and realise new opportunities