Opening doors through learning
The Fraser Coast education sector is known nationally for the high quality of its facilities. We boast a comprehensive range of providers who educate from kindergarten to university and offer a number of learning pathways including face-to-face and online lectures at state and private schools, technical colleges, TAFE and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC).
Fraser Coast Education Alliance
The Fraser Coast Education Alliance (FCEA) is an incorporated body and consortium of all Fraser Coast education providers.
It encompasses public, private and catholic schools including early childhood, primary, secondary and special schools. Vocational education and universities in partnership with the chambers of commerce and Fraser Coast Regional Council complete the educational suite. All of these educational facilities work together in a harmonious way to ensure a variety of smooth educational journeys for our students.
It is our expressed desire to create an educational precinct that engenders cooperation and partnerships between all providers to create pathways that cater for the needs of all students both now and into the future. It is our aim to be at the cutting edge to continue to deliver education and training for the jobs of tomorrow.
Primary and secondary
The Fraser Coast region is well-known for the high quality of its schools, which offer excellent education facilities and a range of extra-curricular learning, sporting and cultural opportunities.
The region has about 40 public and private schools providing both primary and secondary education, as well as special education programs, to more than 16,000 students. Some of the private schools offer combined primary and secondary services, and education pathways from early childhood centres and onto tertiary study.
The Fraser Coast is an ideal location for international students offering a safe and friendly educational experience in a homestay environment. Several schools run international student programs, welcoming students from many countries for both short-term and long-term study.
Tertiary & Further Education
University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
USC’s Fraser Coast campus is located in Hervey Bay. It caters to small class sizes and prides itself on personal face-to-face teaching or supportive distance learning. The campus is technologically state-of-the-art and provides ready access to global information and resources.
TAFE East Coast
The TAFE East Coast campus at Hervey Bay delivers a variety of courses including hair and beauty, community services, business, hospitality, massage, sport and fitness, retail, automotive, electrical, engineering and construction trades. TAFE East Coast also have a presence in Maryborough for student services and enrolments.
Below is an interactive map including primary, secondary and tertiary providers for the Fraser Coast. Click on the pins for contact details and website links for each provider.
School Leavers Guide 2016-17
The Fraser Coast School Leavers Guide 2016-2017 has been developed to assist school leavers with their transition from school to employment or future training.
It contains information such as:
- Training Providers
- Youth Support Services
- Legal Support and Services
- Other useful information such as – banking, voting and superannuation
The Department of Education and Training is committed to ensuring Queenslanders have the education and skills they need to contribute to the economic and social development of Queensland.
Student Futures focuses on guiding young people, education providers, parents and the local community along the next steps of transition into employment and further education.
Student futures provides the North Coast Region of the Department of Education and Training with a central point of information for:
- Resources for young people, career practitioners, education providers, teachers, parents, carers, local businesses and industry
- Key regional networks, partnerships and forums
Upcoming events and professional development activities for young people, education and training stakeholders