Tertiary Education

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Over one-third of students attending Bathurst institutes are from outside the region, with a significant proportion from overseas.

Charles Sturt University (CSU) Bathurst Campus

Charles Sturt University is the leading educational institution in regional Australia, with the Bathurst Campus being the Head Quarters of the University. Charles Sturt University offers degrees across a broad range of fields. The Bathurst campus has excellent facilities including:

  • Computerised lecture theatres
  • Networked library and 24-hour Learning Commons
  • Wireless internet connection in hotspot locations
  • Sporting and recreational facilities, with a state-of-the-art gymnasium
  • New biochemistry laboratory
  • State-of-the-art technical, exercise and sports science and nursing laboratories industry standard media centre with broadcasting by Radio Station 2MCE-FM
  • Television studios and editing suites
  • Post office and mini-market

Students can choose between catered and self-catered accommodation options on campus with over 1100 beds available on site. Bathurst also has rental student accommodation available privately or managed through one of the towns Real Estate agents.

The history of Bathurst Campus dates back to 1895 with the establishment of the Bathurst Experimental Farm. The Bathurst Teachers' College was established on the site of the Bathurst Experimental Farm. The first students commenced their training on 12 March 1951, although the College was not officially opened until 9 November 1951. Formed progressively through the merger of regional institutions in south-western and western New South Wales, Charles Sturt University (CSU) was formally incorporated on 19 July 1989 under the Charles Sturt University Act 1989.

Charles Sturt University
Panorama Avenue, Bathurst
Phone: 1800 334 733

Western Institute of TAFE

Bathurst College is 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.

Bathurst College operates out of two sites. The main campus is located at Panorama Avenue where the majority of courses are offered.

Panorama Avenue
(PO Box 143)
Phone: (02) 6338 2424

(U3A) University of the Third Age

The Bathurst U3A is a part of the University of the Third Age movement which arranges courses in which people over 50 (the 3rd age) can use their leisure time to learn and teach together. All U3As are volunteer groups, autonomous from one another, and run by an elected committee of local members.

If you would like to teach or learn in a relaxed friendly, environment please contact:

PO Box 1332,




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