Australian Pacific College

We are a forward-thinking education and training institution offering high quality vocational programs designed to help individuals learn and thrive.



These courses are designed to maximise both the academic and professional pursuits of students by creating pathways to employment opportunities and further education in their respective fields.

Our vocational courses are nationally accredited through the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Staff & Governance

Australian Pacific College's caring, friendly, passionate team are committed to quality teaching and exceptional student care. Our world-class teachers have a wealth of experience to offer our students, and our dedicated Student Care Team supports students through their learning journey at APC, helping to make it a memorable, enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

Different Nationalities
Campuses in 5 Cities
Vet Courses



In 1993, the APC concept was created.

In 1994, APC registered and formally accredited as an English College.

In 1995 the first English for Academic Purposes, High School Preparation and IELTS Preparation students commenced their courses.



In 1997, APC was registered by the New South Wales Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board (VETAB) as a provider of General English (Beginner to Advanced), English for Academic Purposes (Intermediate to Advanced) and High School Preparation (Beginner to Intermediate).

In 1998, APC applied for and was accepted as a full member of English Australia (formerly known as ELICOS Association), and formally approved as a Registered Training Organisation with the NSW Vocational Education Training Advisory Board (VETAB) to deliver Vocational programs in Business and Information Technology. In this same year, APC's second campus opened in Clarence St, Sydney and the first Diploma of Business students graduated.


In 2003, APC won the Australia-Latin America Business Council - Austrade 'Language Education Award'.

In 2006, APC's third campus at Manly Beach in Sydney was established.


In 2008, APC's fourth campus was established in Bondi Junction, and its fifth campus was at York Street, both in Sydney. 

In 2009, the Bondi Junction campus was expanded to double its capacity.

Australian Pacific College York Street Campus opened in 2008

In 2010, APC launched the Diploma of Tourism program under APC's School of Tourism and Hospitality. The sixth campus was also opened on Albert Street in Brisbane, Queensland. This was APC's first interstate campus. 

In 2011, the first local Australian student commenced study at APC and the first Diploma of Tourism students graduated. 

In 2012, APC's first accounting students completed their qualifications. APC Brisbane was also accredited as a Registered Training Organisation and started delivering courses.

Australian Pacific College Brisbane campus opened in 2010

2013 was a busy year, with the launch of myAPC mobile. This enabled students to check timetables, results, and attendance on their phones. It also marked the launch of the APC Job Assistance Service to provide students with help applying for jobs in Australia. 

A new promotional video was released and APC's first hospitality students commenced their courses. APC's first TESOL students also completed their qualification and could teach English in Australia and overseas. 

APC also won the Best of Sydney Award for Best Educational Institution.


In 2014 we celebrated our 20th year of accreditation and won another Best of Sydney Award for Best Educational Institution.

20th Birthday celebrations for the Australian Pacific College in 2014

Our newest campus opened in Lonsdale St, Melbourne, giving APC a presence in three states.

Australian Pacific College opened its Lonsdale St campus in Melbourne in 2015

Our campuses on the Gold Coast and Queen Street in Melbourne opened.

Staff celebrate the opening of Australian Pacific college Gold Coast and Queen St, Melbourne campuses

APC opened its first purpose-built design centre, at Hickson Rd in Sydney.

Students at the opening of the first purpose-built design centre at Australian Pacific College, Hickson Rd Campus Sydney

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, APC released its Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for all new and existing students. This continues to enable students to receive a high-standard of education no matter where they are.

Student studying at home for Australian Pacific College & English Unlimited

In 2021 APC continued to deliver our VET programs in Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). We retained our student base, by providing support to the struggling students and dramatically reducing our tuition fees (in some cases 50%). Our mission was to maintain the quality of our programs and high satisfaction rating by our graduates.


2022 was a year of hope and high expectations for the Australian borders reopening. We renovated and refurbished campuses in anticipation of returning to face to face learning. Project Base initiative also resumed in the second half of the year.


The year 2023 started with the positive energy the Year of the Rabbit and, and  Australian borders reopening. We welcomed all our students back to campuses. We also reopened our Manly campus and opened a brand new campus in the heart of Adelaide. Reflective of our growth and expansion we are scheduled to open another campus in Melbourne later this year.

Our Values


Accessible courses where students are treated with equity and fairness


High quality and affordable courses


Pathway courses that assist students to move towards their life, career and further study goals

Our Mission

To Inspire Social Entrepreneurship in Education (ISEE), enabling global mobility through intercultural education.

Our History

Established and accredited in 1994 as an English College, in 1998 Australian Pacific College (APC) was formally approved as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with the NSW Vocational Education Training Advisory Board to deliver vocational programs in business and information technology. Nearly 30 years later, we have over 50,000 students across APC and our sister school English Unlimited completing our programs annually across 4 cities.

Australian Pacific College and English Unlimited students relaxing outside of class

Student Growth Stories

Aron has completed the Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication and participated in our ProjectBase Program.

Aron - Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication & ProjectBase Program

Helio,one of our Diploma of Social Media Marketing students, discusses the “why” behind his choice of course with APC.

Helio – Diploma of Social Media Marketing

Eva describes what it's like to study Graphic Design at APC. "I really like the Trainers as they show us great tips and tricks for real graphic design solutions".

Eva – Graphic Design

Rodrigo, one of our Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management students, discusses his journey with APC and the valuable real-world experience gained through our ProjectBase program.

Rodrigo – Diploma of Travel and Tourism

Claudia has recently completed the Diploma of Social Media Marketing course at APC and also participated in the ProjectBase program

Claudia – Social Media Marketing

Luana is studying our Diploma of User Experience Design and has shared her insights about the program.

Luana – User Experience Design

The teachers and staff are professional, well prepared and really kind – it makes APC different from other schools.

Karla – Project Management

APC provides a mentor and allows me to do my own e-commerce business as work placement. I could not be happier - thanks APC!

Anar – Merit Scholar / General English

The class materials align with current design trends which helps broaden my thought process and skills development in design.

Natsuki – Design Fundamentals

Teachers have market experience and can bring real experiences to the classroom - I could not be happier thanks APC.

Polyana – Project Management

The teachers gave me the tools to understand market behaviour, create new ideas and strategies for my clients.

Miguel – Social Media Marketing

I believe this course will help me achieve my endeavours for a higher education and professional career plans.

Karla – Marketing and Communications

I am proud of how I developed myself with APC. Everything I learned I got to use at work.

Lea's Story – Management / Social Media

I have learnt a lot about different regulations, different functions and everything about HR in Australia.

Sandra's Story – Human Resources

The teachers are great as they are very passionate about what they teach and the course content is very practical.

Hisashi – Social Media Marketing

A wonderful thing about APC is its commitment and passion towards delivering the best possible educational experience for students.

Hanweddige – Human Resources

Studying at APC I developed communication and literacy skills that helped me get a better job with better payment.

Gilberto – Leadership and Management

I had the privilege to study with the best pronunciation teacher, his passion for this subject made me very interested.

Erica – Project Management / General English

Studying at APC has allowed me to become an independent and responsible person. 

Camila – Human Resources

I can now speak fluent English confidently all thanks to APC for providing the free PLUS classes.

Anton – Diploma in Accounting

I learned techniques and methods that not only improved my brand but also my way of communicating with people.

Lismara – Social Media Marketing

APC has moved me to becoming a purposeful individual – thank you for making me the student I am now.

Angelika – Human Resources

I love the real life experiences and personal knowledge the teachers bring to the classrooms.

Matias – Marketing and Communications

I believe this course will take me through something really great and really unique. 

Arthur – General English / Marketing

Our Awards & Grants

Australian Pacific College is the proud recipient of awards and grants from prestigious bodies in recognition of the excellence of our programs and to support further course development and innovation.  

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