Wide Bay Burnett
The Wide Bay Burnett region stretches from Bundaberg in the north to Kingaroy in the south. It incorporates cities in the Fraser Coast Region including Hervey Bay and Maryborough, as well as the regional centres of Gympie and Cherbourg.
Study areas in the Wide Bay Burnett region include agriculture, automotive, beauty and hairdressing, building and construction, business, child care, community services, electrotechnology, engineering, general education, hospitality and cookery, information technology, nursing and health, retail, and sports and fitness.
Our Bundaberg campus offers courses across a range of program areas and features specialist training facilities.
Located adjacent to the University of the Sunshine Coast, our Gympie campus offers a range of practical courses in purpose-built facilities.
Our Hervey Bay campus features specialist training facilities and offers courses across a range of study areas.
Our Kingaroy campus delivers a range of hands-on courses across a variety of in-demand areas in specialised training facilities.
Newly opened in 2016 our purpose-built Maryborough campus is located in the heart of the Maryborough CBD.
Located off the Bunya Highway in the South Burnett region our Nurunderi campus is based in the Aboriginal community of Cherbourg.
Hairdressing and beauty salons
Studying at TAFE Queensland is about much more than just learning the theory. You'll get to apply your knowledge straight away in our purpose-built hairdressing and beauty facilities in Gympie, Hervey Bay and Kingaroy, and graduate with the practical skills you need to kick start your career.
Our Hervey Bay campus features a fully-equipped, open to the public gym. As a fitness student you will gain first-hand experience working with real, paying clients in this fresh and modern facility, under the supervision of our experienced staff.
Our hospitality hubs combine commercial kitchens and open to the public restaurants and cafes to give our hospitality students the ability to practice in a live service environment. Our purpose-built facilities in Hervey Bay and Kingaroy will allow you to build hands-on skills that you can take straight into the workforce.
Student of the Year Chantelle MacArthur was among the 65 students from TAFE Queensland’s Fraser Coast campuses who gathered to celebrate the culmination of their studies in the region’s first face-to-face graduation ceremony since 2019.
Electricity may be in Wendy Cavanagh’s blood, but her true passion lies in supporting the next generation of tradies. Now, Wendy’s quiet efforts are being recognised across the VET sector.
After his high school career plans were foiled, Sam Bygott found himself at a fork in the road that saw him uncover a passion for cookery which led him around the world on the adventure of a lifetime.
Hervey Bay teacher and former BMX racer Michael Waldock has come full circle by turning his love of sport into a rewarding career helping others achieve their goals.
TAFE Queensland and SU QLD teamed up to show their support for some of the region’s most selfless carers, by providing local grandparent foster carers and parents of children with disabilities some much-needed ‘me time’.
After an intense two-day competition, it was ‘tools down’ for the 73 Queensland competitors competing in this year’s WorldSkills National Championships. The group who assembled in Brisbane from regions across Queensland, all did their best at their chosen trade in the hopes of being awarded either a gold, silver or bronze medal when the national judges make their decision in the coming months.
Twenty-two-year old engineering apprentice Teah Olsen, from Bellbird Park, will join the WorldSkills Queensland team at the national competition to test her skills in the fitting and turning trade, having previously won gold at the Queensland regional competition.
Gympie cabinetmaking apprentice Elijah Allen is preparing to demonstrate his skills on a national stage, with the 19-year-old among 73 of Queensland’s top trainees and apprentices representing the state at the 2021 WorldSkills Australia National Championships in Brisbane from 26-28 August.
TAFE Queensland teachers like Charles bridge community benefit and student learning through innovative approaches to assessment and community need.
Sarah Richardson and Georgia Kenniff's journeys shine a light on the value of literacy skills and the power they have to change lives.
Bundaberg teenager Leila Hepi-Tehuia is already on the path to a successful career in beauty, after getting a head start through the TAFE at School program.
Seventy-three of Queensland’s top trainees and apprentices will represent the state at the 2021 WorldSkills Australia National Championships from 26-28 August at TAFE Queensland’s South Bank, Acacia Ridge, Bracken Ridge, Mount Gravatt, Alexandra Hills and Bundaberg campuses.