About C3 College

C3 College (Creative Arts and Bible College in Sydney) is most likely the college you've been looking for, not knowing if something like this could actually exist and we are proud to offer courses for everyone! You could be a creative person wanting to improve as an artist or performer whilst also wanting to learn in a Christian environment. Maybe you're wanting to step into God's calling for your life but you're not sure where or how to start. Or perhaps you know you're called to leadership and you're looking to be equipped for a life of ministry. Whatever your situation looks like... we're confident that with our 3 streams (Creative Arts, Leadership & Ministry, Online), there is a course perfect for you.

C3 College has a rich and fruitful history founded by President Dr. Phil Pringle in the early 1980s and now boasts over 8000 graduates. It’s a place where you can truly be involved as you learn – really experiencing, and ministering as you grow and flourish in your God given call.

The campus.

The Oxford Falls campus and office is located at C3 Church Oxford Falls on the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia (30 minutes from CBD and 10 minutes from the beach). There are thousands of free parking spaces available for you, so you won’t have to stress about finding a park.

The Silverwater campus is located at C3 Church Silverwater in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, Australia (45 minutes from CBD). There is an adequate number of free parking spaces available on site, the site is also accessible via public transport.

The cafe.

The C3 College campus boasts two incredible cafes for students to purchase coffee and food and drinks from. The Foyer Cafe is our students’ cafe of choice though, with high ceilings, polished concrete floors, warm lighting and a killer playlist thanks to our cafe team, the vibes are perfect for hangs, meetings or a place to study.

The classrooms.

Our classrooms have been designed, installed and constructed with excellence to help facilitate the optimum learning experience for our students. The classrooms are set up for visual learning with industry standard multimedia technology, air conditioned for comfort and wheelchair friendly.

For creative arts students, the studios have been alternatively furnished with modern furniture to provide an atmosphere conducive to the creative process. Film & graphic design students will also be excited to hear they have access to a fully equipped television studio that is used for live broadcasts and a media hub with 12 contemporary iMacs.

Our music classrooms have been acoustically treated, fitted with ambient lighting and include a studio with isolation booths. There are also large performance spaces for our acting and dance students, including a 1600 seat performance space for training and a maquette for dancers.


C3 College operates as a division of C3 Church Sydney Ltd, an ASQA Federally registered training provider (RTO #6292; CRICOS Provider Number 01880K) and students accepted into the programs may be eligible for Austudy/Youth & Student Allowance and International Student Visas.

President Phil Pringle

About Phil Pringle.

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Pastor Phil Pringle started C3 College for Leadership & Ministry and Creative Arts, as well as a television program and Oxford Falls Grammar School, all on around 25 acres at Oxford Falls.

Pastor Phil has always been passionate about the arts playing a major role in church to make her contemporary and relevant to the current world. This is why the Creative Arts stream at C3 College has developed and graduated thousands of musicians, worship leaders, song writers, graphic artists, dancers, actors and film makers.

In the past few years, Pastor Phil has also led our college into a brand new day with the launch of our online stream at C3 College. This is a fantastic initiative to train students all around the world, especially since our online course is now officially accredited.


Words from the president.

C3 College encompasses Creative Arts, Pastoral Care and Leadership & Ministry courses into one dynamic College, without losing any of our ability to train and equip in these key areas. Over the last 30 years students have been empowered for effective service in ministry, leadership and the arts. Combining the experience and talents of our amazing team of lecturers, we aim to equip our students with the power of God and highly effective ministry skills to reach our world.
C3 College is a ‘now’ training experience, where we aim to remain current in meeting the needs of our world today. In a rapidly changing environment, we continue improving and renewing our training so our graduates are maximised in their potential for God.
C3 College continues to train people in Creative Arts, in Leadership Ministry and in Pastoral Care with a vision to see our graduates impacting the world with their skills, character and anointing.

Principal Pam Borrow

Words from our principal.

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I am convinced there is no higher cause or greater adventure than a life lived surrendered to the purposes of God. At C3 College, as you dedicate one, two or three years to develop your skills and refine your character, you will be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Transformed to live a life of significance and meaning and to go on the journey you were created for!
All our lecturers and trainers have experience in their fields as well as the training required to impart and inspire you. You will also meet people from all over the world; the person sitting next to you in class could become your next creative collaborator, business partner or church planting team member. 
At C3 College we have a passion to train leaders of the business world, the church and in creativity. Our heart at C3 College is to help unlock your dreams and allow you to go on the adventure of a lifetime.

About Pam Borrow.

Pam Borrow is the Principal of C3 College. She holds a Masters of Theology, a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies, a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Cert IV in Training and Assessing. Pam is the Vice President of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Bible Colleges Association of Australia. Pam is a graduate of C3 College, and was ordained as a C3 minister in 1994. Pam teaches Pastoral Theology, Survey of Christian Doctrine, Doctrine of God and Christ World Missions, Church Planting and Project Management.

Pam was part of the original team who planted the first C3 Church in the USA under the leadership of Mark and Bernie Kelsey, for almost 14 years. She was involved in various roles at C3 Long Island including Women's Ministry, Young Adults Ministry, Children's Ministry, New Believers, Night College and even Church Finances and Events. She was a lay Pastor, Associate Pastor and Assistant Pastor.

Pam has a dream to train thousands of men and women for their God given purpose and one of her greatest joys is seeing C3 College students flourish.

You can connect with Pam on her blog PamBorrow.com, Facebook, Twitter and Linked In.