Educational Facilities

Hervey Bay offers all levels of education and training to prospective students and employers. Facilities range from pre-school and kindergarten to University, and cover a wide range of secular and religious primary schools. Instruction is available from year one to year twelve, plus a TAFE College and the Wide Bay Campus of the University of Southern Queensland. Special schools for people with disabilities are also available.

The City’s educational facilities are first rate, with extensive provision of electronic and other modern resources enabling students to communicate with the world. Hervey Bay is also exploring a city-wide intranet concept for the provision of information to visitors and, ultimately to allow local businesses to network for the benefit of the community as a whole.

Training facilities for youth and re-training facilities for other client groups are provided through a network of private and public (not-for-profit) establishments. These provide apprenticeships and on-the-job work experience for their clients and administer State and Commonwealth Government training schemes.

A wide range of associate and diploma courses is offered by the Wide Bay Institute of Tafe of which the Hervey Bay Senior College is a part. Courses are available in business, construction, engineering, tourism and hospitality, social sciences, accounting, Computer Repairs Hervey Bay, and pc management or why not try arts. A number of short fee-for-service courses are now on offer, tailored to meet business demands for training. Business courses may also be taken as part of a joint TAFE/University initiative.

The University of Southern Queensland opened a new campus in Hervey Bay during 1997, offering degree courses in commerce, education, engineering, arts, business and in post-registration nursing. The campus offers open learning facilities (from 1998), modern lecturing facilities, 24 hour access to computer laboratories and a sophisticated joint-use library facility in conjunction with Hervey Bay City Council.

It also offers support to the many hundreds of external USQ students in the Wide Bay region and further afield and is involved in tertiary preparation courses to assist disadvantaged people to enter university, as well as professional development programs for local business. The University of the Third Age (U3A) conducts classes for older students from the new campus in Old Maryborough Road. Your business future and your children’s educational future is assured in Hervey Bay.

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