An investment in knowledge
The Sunshine Coast has a full range of high quality education and training facilities.
An impressive $300 million in education infrastructure investment is underway or completed and is expected to provide a major boost to the region’s educational offering.
A continued investment in talent and skills is preparing our workforce with the knowledge and experience they need to compete in a global marketplace.
More schools for growing south
The Sunshine Coast boasts some of Queensland’s best schools. It is a tech-savvy region with a reputation for innovation and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
Queensland Government school catchment areas
Find your local school using EdMap – the interactive map of Queensland school catchments.
The University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) is one of Australia’s highest-rated public universities.
Leaders in STEM and innovation
The region’s reputation for innovation is well supported by a collaborative Innovation Ecosystem which consists of education programs, business incubators, coworking spaces, advocacy events and meetups which actively support and encourage innovation, new ideas and entrepreneurs.
Innovation Sunshine Coast is a not-for-profit innovation hub located at UniSC.
Launched in 2002, the centre is a hub for mature entrepreneurial startups and high growth companies.
It comprises a 1700 square metre facility, dedicated support team, incubator/accelerator programs, collaborative events, 330MBps connection, video studio, prototyping lab, and 30+ mentor panel.
Health sector education
The Sunshine Coast Health Institute is a partnership between Griffith University, UniSC, TAFE Queensland and the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service.
This important venture allows Griffith University medical students to study in the environment they will work in, collaborating with various health industry professionals.
Study Sunshine Coast Australia
Study Sunshine Coast, an initiative of Sunshine Coast Council in collaboration with Education Sunshine Coast, provides a central resource of information, showcasing the study opportunities available and the unique destination and lifestyle offerings on the Sunshine Coast.
This is further augmented by council’s Future Careers program which highlights the impact that technology and innovation will have on the region’s seven high value industries and jobs of the future.
The seven high value industries are:
With its partner organisations, Study Sunshine Coast aims to provide a welcoming and supportive environment that enhances student experience, boosts retention and encourages visitation by relatives and friends.
“Our Sunshine Coast offers local, national and international students an education and lifestyle experience that is unrivalled anywhere in Australia.”
– Mayor Mark Jamieson, Sunshine Coast Council
Future proofing our next generation
The Sunshine Coast is a tech-savvy region with a reputation for innovation and leadership in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education.
Continued investment in talent and skills prepares our workforce with the knowledge and experience needed to compete in a global marketplace.