Darling Downs and South West
Servicing students in the south west of the state, the Darling Downs and South West region incorporates the regional centres of Toowoomba and Roma as well as smaller regional towns including Chinchilla, Dalby, and Warwick.
The Darling Downs and South West region offers a range of study areas suited to the local community including agriculture and horticulture, automotive, building and construction, business and justice, child care, community services, electrotechnology, engineering, general education, graphic design, hairdressing and beauty, hospitality and cookery, information technology, nursing and health, photography, and resources and mining.
Our Charleville location is located close to the town centre and provides industry-relevant training to develop in-demand skills.
Our Chinchilla campus offers training relevant to the main industries in the local area including agriculture and resources.
Our Dalby campus is located a five minute drive from the town centre and provides training across a range of industry areas.
Our Roma campus is located a 15 minute walk from the city centre with easy access to food outlets to fuel up between classes.
Our Toowoomba campus boasts modern learning amenities and state-of-the-art training facilities that simulate real workplaces.
Our Warwick campus is located on the outskirts of the town, close to the Warwick Showgrounds.
Situated in the rich farmlands of the Lockyer Valley, the town of Gatton is located 35 minutes east of Toowoomba.
Hairdressing and beauty salons
Our fully operational hairdressing and beauty salon in Toowoomba uses the same products, equipment, and facilities found in a real salon and students work with real, paying clients. You will have the opportunity to put theory into practice and gain practical skills in a real-world environment.
You will learn hands on in our fully equipped automotive training workshops in Dalby, Toowoomba and Warwick. You will use the industry-standard equipment and tool and have access to engines, hydraulic pumps, starter motors and turbos, a range of specialist equipment, and more.
Our range on-campus training restaurants in Toowoomba and Warwick not only provide a range of affordable food options, but also give our hospitality and cookery students an opportunity to learn and practice their food preparation and customer service skills in an industry-standard facility.
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