In 1994, in affiliation with the University of Newcastle, the RIDBC Renwick Centre (then Renwick College) accepted its first students. In that inaugural group were seventeen professionals who commenced their studies in a Master of Special Education (Sensory Disability) program.
Since then, more than 1,100 professionals have received postgraduate awards (Graduate Certificate, Masters, or PhD) for studies through the RIDBC Renwick Centre including:
- 466 who qualified as Teachers of the Deaf (TOD)
- 219 who qualified as teachers of students who are blind or have low vision, and
- 69 who qualified as Orientation and Mobility (O&M) specialists.
Their qualifications are globally recognised, with students from 16 countries around the world now having completed postgraduate studies through the RIDBC Renwick Centre.
In 2017 the RIDBC Renwick Centre commenced a new affiliation with Macquarie University and began offering a new postgraduate program—the Master of Disability Studies. In 2019 the first group of graduates of that program received their degrees. Today, there are more than 170 students enrolled in the program.