About Us

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Canberra College expresses its values in four main statements:


Value Learning - all students and staff are learners and value this primary function of the school
Celebrate Diversity - staff and students demonstrate acceptance and tolerance of each individual and promote inclusivity at the college
Embrace Opportunity - there is individualised and collective opportunity available to staff and students who work to take advantage of these
Pursue Excellence - habitually strive to improve and develop as individuals and as a collective

In demonstrating the college values, we will……

  • Value the contributions of others
  • Relate to each other in a fair, decent and professional manner
  • Be open to change and innovation
  • Focus on learning and be habitual learners
  • Work with one another to reach shared goals
  • Look for ways to continuously improve our outcomes


Canberra College maintains high expectations of all its students in terms of academic performance, behaviour and service to the wider community. Our student body is characterised by diversity in academic interests and cultural backgrounds. We are proud of our status as an International Baccalaureate World School and seek to develop a global perspective in all our students in preparation for the world of today and tomorrow. All students study towards an ACT Senior Secondary Certificate while some undertake, in addition, the IB Diploma, nationally recognised training packages, Australian School Based Apprenticeships (ASBA's), the Big Picture program or our Futures program. We cater for the full academic range of students and seek to set them on the pathway to achieving their goals.


On the Woden campus, our new 9.5 million dollar Performing Arts Centre with a fully equipped professional 174 seat theatre as its centrepiece commenced construction in 2011 and was opened by the ACT Minister for Education in September 2012.

In March 2015 Minister Burch opened our new CC Cares Building on the Woden campus  which houses the national award winning program, CCCares. This very highly respected and well recognised  program offers the opportunity for young parents to complete their Senior Secondary Certificate and gain vocational qualifications in a supported environment.

We are in partnership with the CIT Solutions Short Courses Program and provide the venue and facilities for many of their evening classes.