Education and training
Greater Bendigo offers a full range of higher education opportunities, private and public secondary schools and a large number of primary, pre-school and child care facilities.
The education and training sector is one of Greater Bendigo's three largest industries, employing above the Victorian average in 2015/16.
Notable educational and training facilities
Bendigo Kangan Institute
Bendigo Kangan Institute is a merger of two institutes (Bendigo TAFE and Kangan Institute) and two related service providers, VETASSESS and eWorks.
Training is delivered online and onsite to over 9,000 students every year. They offer apprenticeships, traineeships, the Victorian Certificate of Education, Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning, short courses and vocational educational training.
Bendigo Senior Secondary College (BSSC)
BSSC is the largest provider of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and Vocational Educational Training in School (VETiS) in the state.
Bendigo Special Development School
The Bendigo Special Development School provides education to school aged students with moderate to severe intellectual disability. The school tailors educational programs to meet the needs of individual students.
Bendigo Technical Education College (BTEC)
BTEC provides young people with an opportunity to undertake a school based apprenticeship or traineeship whilst completing their VCE or VCAL. The college is assisting to fill the skill shortage in traditional trades.
Girton Grammar School
Girton Grammar school strives to be the Australian benchmark for excellence in regional education. The school is coeducational from prep to year twelve and offers a range of co-curriculum activities.
Kalianna School Bendigo
Kalianna is a specialist school catering for students 5 - 18 years of age, with a diagnosed intellectual disability, with a full scale IQ score between 50 - 70.
La Trobe University
La Trobe Universities Bendigo campus employs over 400 full time employees and is the second largest La Trobe campus.
The university offers a range of undergraduate, honours, postgraduate, research and short courses, with flexible study options available.
La Trobe University Rural Health School
La Trobe Rural Health School Bendigo provides a wide range of courses in allied health, nursing, midwifery, dentistry and oral health.
La Trobe Rural Health School Bendigo is assisting to bridge the tertiary education gap in health, social care and wellbeing for rural communities in Central Victoria.
Marist Bendigo College
Marist College Bendigo opened in 2015. Marist utilises project based learning methods to educate students and place them at the heart of all learning experiences.
Monash Rural Health Bendigo
Situated in the heart of Bendigo Health's new hospital precinct, this clinical training site is collaborating with partners such as Bendigo Health, Bendigo Community Health Services and the University of Melbourne (Rural Health Academic Centre) to provide full academic programs and placements.
Greater Bendigo's education and training sector is valued at $479.12M per annum and employs 9.8% (3,700 people) across Greater Bendigo.
The sector value added $349.5M in the 2015/2016 financial year.