Studying on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast has an end-to-end education solution for every need. The Sunshine Coast welcomes local, national and international students to experience the diverse range of education and training options and move easily between various levels of study and institutions.


Over 80 private, Catholic and government schools allow the Sunshine Coast to engage and nurture your educational journey from school through to life-long learning.

The nationally awarded University of Sunshine Coast (USC) is one of Australia’s fastest growing universities and more than 400 training organisations, including TAFE Queensland’s three locations, provide you with outstanding study options and exciting career opportunities.


Studying in the sunshine… how much better could it get!? The Sunshine Coast has two high quality universities on offer to suit the needs of every student. The Sunshine Coast is the perfect place to undertake tertiary education, as the relaxed lifestyle allows you to unwind when you need to but get stuck in and achieve your best when it comes down to the grind.

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Masters Degree
  • Doctoral Degree (PHD)

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

There is an abundance of vocational education providers on the Sunshine Coast where you can achieve your career aspirations by studying a Certificate level, Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification or learn a craft or trade.

  • Certificate I – IV
  • Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Graduate Diploma


The Sunshine Coast welcomes international students to experience a diverse range of education and training options with over 80 private, public and independent primary and secondary schools on offer. With a range of schooling options available; the Sunshine Coast has something to suit the needs of each individual.

  • Primary School Education
  • Secondary School Education

English Language Schools

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students. If you are looking to improve your English language skills either in a short course or over a longer period of time, there are a number of providers offering courses from beginners through to advanced students. You will meet new friends all over the world whilst studying in one of the most beautiful regions in Australia.

Study Tours

Personalised study tours for students looking to study on the Sunshine Coast. Short term study tours are available for overseas students who wish to visit the Sunshine Coast to enrich their educational and cultural experience. Study tour programs combine exciting educational, tourism and cultural exchange activities for overseas students. Contact us today to discuss your study tour requirements.

CRICOS Providers

CRICOS is a register of Australian education providers that recruit, enrol and teach overseas students. See the CRICOS registered educational providers located on the Sunshine Coast.

International Students

With international borders set to reopen, Study Sunshine Coast is looking forward to welcoming back offshore international students from January 2022.

Prior to 2020, the Sunshine Coast region enjoyed year on year growth in student enrolment numbers from a diverse range of source countries, so you could be studying with students from Brazil, Nepal, India, Korea, Germany, USA, China, Spain and Norway. Vietnam and Japan are emerging growth markets and overall, the Sunshine Coast, is the most diverse International Education & Training (IET) sector in Queensland.

Of the recognised study regions in Queensland, the Sunshine Coast currently attracts the third highest number of international students behind Brisbane and the Gold Coast and above Cairns and Toowoomba. The Sunshine Coast has a mix of student enrolments across different sub sectors. Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training attract the highest number of international and domestic student enrolment numbers in the region, followed by Schools and English Language Schools.

*Data Source – International education and training Deloittes Regional Factsheets