Education and training options
The Fraser Coast offers a seamless transition from early childcare through to university with a range of quality education and training services.
Approximately 40 primary and secondary schools offer private and public education across the region.
Tertiary education is delivered through the University of Southern Queensland, Wide Bay Institute of TAFE and accredited training organisations providing a range of certificate, undergraduate, and graduate opportunities.
The Fraser Coast is also an exceptional destination for international students with modern educational facilities, dedicated professional staff and state-of-the-art technology creating an excellent learning environment.
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- Approximately 40 primary and secondary schools
- University of Southern Queensland Campus
- Vocational training opportunities in Community Services and Health, Hospitality and Tourism, Carpentry and Civil Construction, and General Engineering and Water Operations
- Two Wide Bay Institute of TAFE campuses at Hervey Bay and Maryborough
- Trade Training Centre
- Approximately 45 early childhood, education and care services
The University of Southern Queensland Fraser Coast campus in Hervey Bay is within walking distance to shops, sporting facilities and the calm bay waters, which are perfect for diving, swimming, snorkelling and marine studies.
The public and private schools of the Fraser Coast provide both primary and secondary education as well as special education programs, to over 16,000 students.
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Wide Bay Institute of TAFE (WBIT) offers excellent training facilities to students and industry throughout the Wide Bay and Fraser Coast region.
The Economic Development Enterprise Collaboration (EDEC) is a partnership between the University of Southern Queensland (Fraser Coast) and a number of regional stakeholders, including state and local government and industry, which provides substantial funding support for the collaboration.
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The Fraser Coast Education Alliance is an education network of state and independent schools, TAFE, the University of Southern Queensland and the Fraser Coast Regional Council.
The University of Southern Queensland Fraser Coast campus in Hervey Bay delivers nursing, health, human services and psychology degrees to meet the professional health care needs of the rapidly growing region.
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The Fraser Coast region offers students a cultural and educational exchange program as part of its Sister City relationships with the Japanese city of Kasukabe and Leshan in China.