About Us

Welcome to St Patrick's Institute of Education. As Sydney’s oldest established and most respected business training institute – we celebrated our 90th anniversary in 2013 – St Patrick’s prides itself on its reputation for turning out high quality and business ready graduates. Since 1923, we have been successfully helping people achieve their true career potential.

Our ethos of genuine care and the individual attention given to each of our students ensures a smooth transition into the business world, and our graduates are known for being polished, professional and able to hit the ground running as they're starting out in their new careers. We have been recognised by the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) for setting an industry benchmark with our high graduate completion rates. 

What we offer

Business training is our business, with a focus on our full-time Diplomas. However we also offer an increasing range of online Diploma and Certificate courses within our new FlexiStudy portfolio. 

Our reputation continues into the 21st century for delivering high quality vocational education courses that vitally train people in the skills that employers are looking for. We offer our students the best possible opportunity to advance their careers and improve their lives through the power of quality education. 

Full-time and FlexiStudy Options

The full-time Diploma program in Business, Management and Business Administration heads our core business training portfolio. These are 40-week courses aimed at school leavers as an alternative pathway to success towards career and university, and are delivered face-to-face in the classrooms at our city campus on Level 1, 65 York Street, Sydney. 

Additionally, we now offer a range of FlexiStudy Certificate and Diplomas courses across Aged Care, Business, Business Administration, Disability, Community Services Work, Hospitality, and Frontline Management. 

Students based in regional NSW may also be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding for designated FlexiStudy courses in Aged Care, Business, Business Administration, Disability, Community Services Work and Frontline Management. 


Our full-time Diploma courses are held at our vibrant city campus at Level 1, 65 York Street, Sydney. We hold some additional hospitality training courses at our Bankstown and Liverpool training hubs.

Entry requirements

No ATAR is required for entry into our full-time Diploma or FlexiStudy Diploma and Certificate courses. There is a Year 10 minimum educational requirement for school-leavers studying in our full-time Diploma courses. Prior work or study experience is the minimum expectation for our FlexiStudy adult students.

Financial assistance

Depending on the course and the student, assistance includes VET Student Loans and Austudy. Students based in regional NSW may be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding for certain courses. 

No fees apply for students accepted into the 26-week Diploma courses within our NSW Government-funded Return to Work program.

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