Bradfield College (Sydney)

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Bradfield Senior College
St Leonards, New South Wales
Australia Australia
Coordinates 33°49′49″S 151°12′12″E / 33.83028°S 151.20333°E / -33.83028; 151.20333Coordinates: 33°49′49″S 151°12′12″E / 33.83028°S 151.20333°E / -33.83028; 151.20333
Established 1993
Principal Meredith Melville-Jones
Years offered 11-12
Enrolment 370
Campus Metropolitan
Colour(s) No Uniform

Bradfield Senior College is a senior high school specialising in the creative industries and is one of seven colleges comprising Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE NSW. It is located in the suburb of St Leonards, New South Wales, on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

It was the first of its kind in New South Wales to have TAFE NSW Certificate programs integrated with the Higher School Certificate in areas such as Design, Music, Dance, Entertainment, Hospitality, Information Technology, Digital Media, Retail and Tourism Services. The school only caters for students in years 11 and 12 and boasts an independent adult environment for its students.


Bradfield Senior College began in 1993 on the site previously occupied by North Sydney Girls High School.

It was the first of its kind to make it possible for students to gain their HSC as well as a TAFE Certificate and at the same time be introduced to the work force through Work Studies and Industry Training.


The Bradfield College campus is located at 213 Pacific Highway on the St Leonards Learning and Innovation campus.

The school's facilities include a dance studio, music rehearsal rooms, recording studio, drama performance space, radio and editing rooms, darkroom, photography studio, visual art rooms, art exhibition studio, study centre, computer rooms (MAC and PC), food lab, biology lab, student lounge and design rooms.


HSC General HSC Vocational TVET, External Dance and IT
Ancient History Accommodation Services, Certificate II Hospitality Operations Business Services Certificate II
Biology Commercial Cookery, Certificate II Hospitality Operations Dance Practices II
Business Studies Design, Certificate III Design Fundamentals Design Foundation Studies
Ceramics Entertainment, Certificate II Live Production Theatre & Events Entertainment, Certificate II Live Production Theatre & Events
Community & Family Studies Furniture Making, Certificate II Entertainment, Certificate III Live Production Theatre & Events
Dance Information Technology, Certificate III Software Applications Furniture Making Certificate II
Design & Technology Theatre Film & Radio, Certificate II Media & Performance Hospitality (Operations) Accommodation Services Strand Certificate II
Digital Imaging Music Industry, Certificate II Foundation Information Technology Certificate II
Drama Retail Operations, Certificate II in Retail Operations Information Technology Specialisation Studies Certificate III
English Advanced Tourism, Certificate II in Tourism Operations Jewellery Statement of Attainment
English Extension 1 and 2 Outdoor Recreation, (Partial) Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation Music Industry (Foundation) Certificate II
English Fundamentals Outdoor Recreation, (Partial) Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
English Standard Photography - Fundamental Skills
Food Technology Retail Operations Certificate II
Legal Studies Theatre Film & Radio, Certificate II Media & Performance
Geography Tourism (Operations) Certificate II
History Extension
Information Processes & Technology
Industrial Technology (Multimedia)
General Mathematics
Mathematics Extension 1
Modern History
Personal Development, Health & Physical Education
Society and Culture
Software Design & Development
Sport Lifestyle and Recreation
Visual Arts
Visual Design
Work Studies

Note: The TVET, External Dance and IT courses run one afternoon a week and are open to students who attend other schools if the school does not offer a particular subject.

Notable alumni[edit]

Entertainment, media and the arts

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rose Byrne, accidental star". The Age. 2003-07-05. Retrieved 2008-01-15. 

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