Education Facilities

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Riding a bike or navigating your way through love are life lessons you have to learn yourself, however the Rockhampton Region will be there to offer more formal education opportunities to toddlers, teenagers to 102 year olds.

Publicprivate, religious, denomination, primary, secondary, tertiary; our schools, training centres and university can lead to certificates, diplomas, degrees and PHDs.

Vocational training centres based in the area have also strengthened our skilled labour workforce with courses and training constantly evolving to address the shift in industry demand.


Childcare and early learning education is a top priority in our region for both allowing our skilled employees back into work and to provide quality education and supervision to our children. We have over 55 childcare or early learning centres situated throughout the area, ensuring placement for your child and a choice of what facility works best for your child's needs.


Allow your child to have boundless opportunities, with schooling in which children can develop, showcase and master their unique talents and gifts. With 22 primary schools including 14 Catholic or private, you have an excellent selection of where to send your child for their education.


The region offers secondary schooling from Catholic, single sex, co-ed, state and independent schools. With subjects such as maths, english and science, to economics, languages and agriculture, there is everything you need to develop a strong base for your educational future.

With open spaces and more room to move, school life is greatly enriched when students become engaged in life outside the classroom and take advantage of the full range of extra and co-curricular activities on offer. With 10 secondary schools including 6 independent, Catholic or private, you can be assured of the right schooling fit for your teenager.

A number of boarding school facilities are located throughout the Region including The Cathedral CollegeRockhampton Grammar School and Rockhampton Girls Grammar school.


With a range of tertiary and trade training facilities, Rockhampton offers opportunities for individuals looking to up-skill or change careers. CQUniversity is the largest regional university offering TAFE and University qualifications, flexible study options, practical learning experiences and pathway options.

Offering over 300 education and training options ranging from short courses, certificate and diplomas, to undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degrees.

With a choice of two locations, CQUniversity Rockhampton, City (Formerly CQ TAFE) and CQUniversity Rockhampton, North, students and the wider community can enjoy a range of facilities offered by the campuses, including Willby’s Training Restaurant and Hair Essence Hair Salon on Rockhampton, City and the newly refurbished library, Allied Health Clinic and Community Sports Centre on Rockhampton, North.