Where can we learn?

Studying everything from ABCs to PHDs

Our numerous educational facilities from childcare through every tertiary level are highly ranked nationally, and our academic, cultural and sporting communities are renowned as springboards to national, international and global recognition. 

Early Learning

Exemplary childcare and high-quality early learning are top priorities here, allowing our skilled workers to get back to their careers and providing quality education and supervision to our children. We have over 55 childcare or early learning centre situated throughout the area, ensuring placement for your child and a choice of the facility that works best for your child’s needs.

School Catchment Areas

Some primary and secondary schools require students to live in certain catchment areas. Check the catchment maps here.

State Primary Schools

22 state primary schools range from small mixed year level country schools to large prep - year 6 multi stream schools. Regardless of the size, your young children can reach their potential in academic, sporting, language and extra-curricular activities of all kinds.

State Secondary Schools

4 state secondary schools offer the full range of subjects from years 7-12. Most schools also incorporate a strong suite of vocational training alongside academic and cultural subjects for direct entry to tertiary study. In senior years, there are opportunities to combine schooling with traineeships, apprenticeships and work experience, and event university courses.

Private Schools

Rockhampton has a wealth of top-quality, well established private schools, offering primary, secondary or Kindy in the Catholic system  and also independent non-denominational Christian and secular schools. Private schools are located in all major suburbs on both north and south sides of the city. A number of boarding school facilities are attached to secondary schools.

Tertiary Education

With a range of tertiary trade training facilities, Rockhampton residents looking to up-skill or change careers need to go no further than our own university. CQUniversity is the largest regional university in Australia, offering TAFE and University qualifications, flexible study options, practical learning experiences and pathway options.