Education is one of Bathurst’s biggest industries.

Whether you are a family with school-aged students, are looking to study at university or TAFE, or are a teacher looking for your next career move, Bathurst has you covered with over 55 educational institutions which make this city a regional education hub.


Charles Sturt University is a leading educational institution in regional Australia, with the Bathurst Campus being the headquarters of the University. CSU offers degrees across a broad range of fields. Students can choose between catered and self-catered accommodation options on campus with over 1,100 beds available on site. Bathurst also has rental student accommodation available privately or managed through one of the city’s real estate agents.

Primary Schools

There are a variety of both Public and Independent Primary Schools in Bathurst, each in close proximity to residential areas, providing your children with quality education close to home. For a full list of all Primary Schools in Bathurst, please click below.


TAFE NSW's 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.


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.

Secondary Schools

Bathurst offers a range of excellent secondary schools. Denison College of Secondary Education, which commenced operation in 2007, is a year 7 to 12 College consisting of Kelso High and Bathurst High Campuses in Bathurst. There are also three Independent/Catholic Secondary Schools available. Two of these schools offer outstanding boarding facilities from Years 7-12. For a full list of all Secondary Schools in Bathurst, click below.

Massage and Beauty

The Australian Massage and Beauty Institute (AMBI) offers nationally accredited education and training for the Australian beauty industry. From short courses to diplomas in a range of disciplines including nail technology, beauty therapy and remedial massage.