Bathurst Region University, TAFE and further education options
Gain qualifications and build a strong foundation for personal and professional growth in the Bathurst Region
Bathurst is home to Charles Sturt University, which is Australia’s largest regional university. More than 1,500 students each year study at the Bathurst campus, where a range of facilities offer the latest technology in fields like communication, engineering, exercise science and nursing. A range of on campus accommodation options are available, as well as a student bar, food outlets, gymnasium, sporting facilities and plenty of open space.
Complementing Charles Sturt University's offer is TAFE NSW’s Bathurst College, a major centre for access and general education and trade programs as well as courses in business, hospitality, information technology and management. The college specialises in bricklaying, children's services, communication and media, design, digital media, fitness, human resources management, refrigeration and air conditioning and welfare courses, with some at diploma level.
The Western Sydney University Bathurst Clinical School is one of two regional hubs for the university's School of Medicine Rural program. Fourth and fifth year MD students are provided with clinical training places across a number of disciplines. The rural placements are continuous over 12 months and as such are aligned with national rural health workforce priorities. Medical students in Bathurst rotate through a number of community-based and hospital based clinical placements.
The Bathurst U3A is a part of the University of the Third Age movement which arranges courses in which people over 50 can use their leisure time to learn and teach together. All U3As are volunteer groups run by an elected committee of local members.