Sydney Technical College

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The college, Harris Street & Mary Anne Street in Ultimo (1890s)

The Sydney Technical College was a name used by Australia's oldest technical education institution.

The Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts was founded in 1833. In 1878, the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts formed the Working Men's College,[1] which eventually became the Sydney Technical College in 1882.[2]

In 1911, the high school operations of the college became Sydney Technical High School.

In 1949, the New South Wales University of Technology was founded on its main site, as a separate institution. As the University of New South Wales, this is now one of the most prestigious universities in Australia.

In 1969, part of the college became the New South Wales Institute of Technology (NSWIT). This institute was reconstituted as the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), in 1988.

The college continued to operate, eventually becoming part of the TAFE system (TAFE is an Australian acronym standing for "Technical and Further Education"; TAFE colleges constitute the public further education system in Australia, accepting students generally from age 18). It became known as Ultimo College, due to its location. This then became part of the Sydney Institute of Technology, which was later renamed Sydney Institute.

This college is the largest TAFE campus in New South Wales.

Architectural students[edit]

Many prominent Australian architects studied architecture at Sydney Technical College before there was a university architecture course available in Sydney, but also attended architecture lectures in the Engineering Faculty at the University of Sydney.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Technical and Working Men's College". Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sydney Technical College". Retrieved 20 March 2012.