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The Illawarra Business College (Division of Focal Holdings Pty Ltd) has trained hundreds of students, giving them the skills they need to start a new career or obtain the promotion they were seeking. The College also offers specialised training services to persons undergoing rehabilitation following an accident or serious illness. Our team of empathetic staff can assist students to regain their confidence with new skills and re-start their careers.

  • Our courses have been designed with extensive input from professionals from many industries to ensure our students are really prepared with the skills and knowledge they will need in their careers

  • Our trainers all have current industry experience, undertake regular professional development to ensure they are abreast of what’s happening in their industry and have a strong customer-service focus

  • Our management team is highly qualified and experienced in the management of our courses, campus and students

  • We offer a professional, friendly, happy and relaxed atmosphere in which to study your new career options

  • The College campus is modern, attractive, carpeted and air-conditioned with comfortable, well-lit classrooms and offers free Wi-Fi and internet access

  • We offer numerous social activities and outings which all contribute to a well-rounded study programme

  • Students have access to an on-site restaurant and outdoor eating area to relax in as well as a student common room with kitchenette and games facilities and receive a discount on all food and drinks

  • Our premises contain bike racks, facilities for the disabled plus staff and student shower facilities

  • The location is great – we are close to every transport option (trains, buses, carparks), with shopping, restaurants, banks, cafes, libraries, parks and sightseeing within easy walking distance

  • Living in the Canterbury- Bankstown area is cheaper than living in Sydney’s CBD and is only a short 20-minute train trip away

  • Regular term intakes provide a flexible enrolment option with a simple to understand and manage payment system

  • All courses are nationally accredited through the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)



When you choose to study at any of Focal Colleges, you can be assured that you are studying with an organisation that is recognised by the Australian Government as well as by professional and industry bodies.

Focal Group of Colleges are committed to providing quality education to both local and overseas students. Training of international students is provided in accordance with the ESOS framework. We want overseas students studying in Australia with us to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study.

Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection for all students. International students are further protected by laws are known as the ESOS framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code.

The Illawarra Business College, Australian College of Hospitality and Australian College of Community Care are divisions of Focal Holdings Pty Ltd which is an Australian Educational Institution registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Overseas students can be assured that their training is being conducted by an organisation that is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Our CRICOS Code is 01497F. Our provider code is 90191.

More information on the Australian Government’s educational system is found under the Australian Qualifications Framework at

We would like to thank all our staff and students who are in many of the photographs in this publication and on our website



Focal Holdings Pty Ltd (‘Focal’) ensures it complies with the registration requirements of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (‘ASQA’) and any legislative requirements throughout the period of its registration.

Focal’s obligations in relation to our students include:

  • maintaining compliance

  • issuing qualifications and statements of attainment

  • records management


Maintaining compliance

To maintain compliance, we will:

  • comply at all times with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (‘RTOs’) 2015

  • comply with the Australian Qualifications Framework (‘AQF’)

  • comply with relevant Commonwealth, state or territory legislation and regulatory requirements

  • provide quality training and assessment services in accordance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (‘RTOs’) 2015

  • notify the ASQA of any changes to the College’s details or changes that may affect the operations of the College

  • provide information and co-operate with ASQA when requested

  • comply with ASQA’s policies

  • comply with any other condition(s) that ASQA may impose.

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