Sturt is a centre of excellence for contemporary craft education. Situated just one hour south of Sydney, ten minutes from the F2 Freeway and five minutes from Tourism Southern Highlands at Mittagong, Sturt attracts over thirty thousand visitors each year. Sturt runs contemporary craft courses in full-time, part-time and short course formats. The full-time VETAB accredited Certificate IV in Fine Woodworking attracts twelve students each year from all over Australia. Part-time courses in jewellery, ceramics, wood and weaving are taught to over seventy students each week. Sturt Summer and Winter Schools attract over two hundred students in January and July to take part in a wide selection of craft, fine art, and specialty courses. A selection of short courses is offered during the year, with a focus on contemporary craft.