Opportunities for Learning
The Fraser Coast enjoys educational facilities akin to metropolitan areas with state and private schools, TAFE campuses in Maryborough and Hervey Bay as well as the University of Southern Queensland Fraser Coast campus based in Hervey Bay.
The growth of the Fraser Coast has been mirrored by a growth in student numbers.
The region has 28 government schools with a student population of 11,547 at the start of the 2011 year.
Across the region there are 22 primary schools and four state high schools, seven private schools which take students from Prep to Year 12; the Hervey Bay Senior College which caters for Years 11 and 12, four special schools and Glendyne Education and Training Centre.
There are also a number of private and non-profit kindergartens and preschools.
The University of Southern Queensland Fraser Coast Campus has up to 900 students enrolled in a variety of courses.
Since the USQ Wide Bay campus opened it has been growing and is now the first choice of many students applying for tertiary education, especially business, teaching and nursing.
It offers a diverse range of Bachelor Degrees, Associate Degrees and Tertiary Preparation courses.
The Wide Bay TAFE operates two campuses; one in Hervey Bay and one in Maryborough offering a number of certificate, diploma and short fee-for-service courses.
The Hervey Bay campus also houses the Hervey Bay Senior College which offers courses in Years 11 and 12.