Padstow College was opened in 1981 in landscaped surroundings formerly occupied by market gardens.
We are one of nine South Western Sydney Institute colleges that provide high quality vocational education and training opportunities in the region, and we have built sold relationships with local industry and community organisations.
Conveniently located only a 10 minute walk from suburban rail system and less than a five minute drive from the M5 motorway, the college provides vocational training in the areas of:
- adult basic education
- business administration
- english for speakers of other languages
- general education
- information technology.
The college is a metropolitan Centre of Excellence for Horticulture, encompassing:
- bush regeneration
- conservation land management
- parks and nursery courses.
We have an award-winning floristry section that competes in national competitions and a Floristry Shop open to the public. The horticulture section regularly hosts a Plant Sale for students, staff and locals to purchase from.
We are also a state centre of excellence for aircraft maintenance training. The Padstow College Aeroskills Centre is one of Australia's largest trainer of non-military aircraft maintenance engineers in Australia.
We also have outstanding facilities for Tourism and Hospitality, including an operational training restaurant, Restaurant Padstow, which is open to the public for lunch and dinner, and is very popular in the region.
Padstow NSW 2211
College Office hours
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm (except public holidays)
- Parking is available on college grounds.
- Bicycle parking is also available on college grounds.
- Street parking is available – please check street signs.
- The Restaurant is open to the public for high tea and light luncheons on certain days during term time. Call 137974 for more information or to make a booking. The restaurant is also available for hire to the general public.
- Padstow College also has a Floristry Shop that is open to the public and plant sales are held on a regular basis by our Horticulture section.
Your TAFE SWSi college has a range of student services available to help you through your studies.
Our student services include: