Education Services

The Cassowary Coast provides a comprehensive range of education services for all ages, and supports life-long learning which can be closely aligned to business needs.

Several institutes offer both public and private education across the region.

Access to tertiary education is delivered via James Cook University in Cairns and Townsville.

Access to vocational education and training is delivered via TAFE at its campus in Innisfail.

Investment Opportunities

Council is keen to speak to organisations and individuals who are looking for opportunities to develop the region's education industry. 

Opportunities exist for the establishment of:

  • Private training colleges specialising in tropical expertise, agriculture and other primary industries, manufacturing and light industry, health
  • Establishment of e-learning facilities for delivery of VET and tertiary qualifications to all ages
  • Research & development facilities specialising in tropical medicines, agriculture and other primary industries plus tropical building solutions