Why Sunshine Coast Schools?
Sunshine Coast Schools
Students and visitors enjoy the Sunshine Coast’s relaxed lifestyle, dramatic hinterland, beaches and surf, along with easy access to Brisbane, Queensland’s state capital.
Getting here and around
- The Sunshine Coast region is just over an hour’s drive to Brisbane Airport
- Around one million passengers travel through Sunshine Coast Airport annually. Future expansion will enable passengers to connect to international flights from Asia and around the world.
- Public buses operate across the region, and there are regular train services to Brisbane.
Things to do
- Swim, relax or learn to surf at one of the Sunshine Coast’s stunning white sand beaches.
- Come face-to-face with Australia’s iconic wildlife at Australia Zoo or in the glass shark tunnel at Sealife UnderWater World at Mooloolaba.
- Shop for farm fresh produce, handicrafts and cutting-edge fashion at a local market, such as Eumundi, Noosa Farmers Market, Cotton Tree Market and Caloundra Street Fair.
- Indulge your creativity and artistic interests with a visit to the galleries and art studios of Maleny, Montville and Noosa.
- Explore some of the world’s most spectacular national parks, forests, waterfalls and walking trails, including the Glass House Mountains, Kondaililla and Tewantin.
Industry and research
The Sunshine Coast has strengths in the health, tourism, retail and construction industries. The Sunshine Coast Health Institute is part of the region’s new $5 billion health precinct at Kawana and will help students studying health subjects to transition into the workplace and research careers.
Tertiary education providers
- University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
- Central Queensland University (CQU)
- TAFE Queensland East Coast