Exceptional early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education offerings, together with first class trade and ICT educational opportunities confirms Ballarat as Australia’s premier high technology and knowledge based regional economy.

Ballarat is a world leader in the provision of education services and in a class of its own with some of the finest primary and secondary schools in Australia and several high-quality tertiary educational institutions.

The city boasts two universities, a TAFE Institute, nine secondary schools (four government and five private) and more than 50 primary schools to choose from.

The education sector is a significant contributor to Ballarat’s local economy, employing more than 4,100 people, contributing $223 million to regional exports and $554 million in value-add products and services. As Ballarat’s population grows by more than 40,000 residents over the next 15 years, City of Ballarat is focusing on education capabilities to meet the growing demands.

It is a strategic objective of City of Ballarat to strengthen and grow the education sector. By increasing student numbers, the city can foster innovation, investment, harness knowledge and add vitality to Ballarat.

An increasing demand for student places, a growing international market indicates the strength of the education and training sector in Ballarat.