Why Study in Geraldton

  • Multicultural

    Geraldton prides itself on being a harmonious and multicultural city. Over half of residents in Geraldton originate from other countries, and there are multicultural associations for many ethnic groups. The cultural diversity of Geraldton is warmly celebrated at the annual Harmony Day festival.

  • Friendly & Easy Going

    Geraldton hasn’t lost the laid back country charm of its early days. People here are warm and welcoming, and always ready to have a chat with people from other countries. 

    International students will have ample opportunities to improve their English language skills in a friendly and accepting environment. You will also be able to enjoy a truly authentic Australian cultural and natural experience.
    Friendly Students

  • Employment Opportunities

    Geraldton is a regional centre and supports a diverse range of industries and businesses. These include mining, agriculture, fishing, maritime, oil and gas, retail, aged care, health care, restaurants, small business, service industries, etc.

  • Affordable Accommodation

    Geraldton offers a wide range of accommodation options including student accommodation and share apartments, and at substantially lower prices than in many other parts of Western Australia.
    Pepperell Student Village

  • Stunning Natural Environments

    Geraldton is located on the Coral Coast of Western Australia, with its unique environment of sparkling waters, stunning wildflowers and rugged outback ranges. 

    The coral fringed Houtman Abrolhos islands lie off the Geraldton coast, and to the north of Geraldton lie the world heritage areas of Shark Bay as well as the Ningaloo reef. Geraldton is the centre of Western Australia’s spectacular wildflower country, and the City is ablaze with colour during the wildflower season.

  • History & Heritage

    Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Western Australian Museum Geraldton celebrates the rich heritage of the land, sea and people of the Mid West region.

    Enjoy a guided tour through the stories from four major early shipwrecks located in the region, the Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp, and Zeewijk or learn more about the discovery of HMAS Sydney (II), the pride of the fleet.

    Discover ancient landforms, Yamaji history and culture, and the region’s natural landscapes and marine environment. Find out how more recent European exploration and settlement has developed the Mid-West including the agriculture, fishing, mining and science industries.

  • Accessibility

    Geraldton is well connected to most international and national destinations as we are located less than an hour flight away from the Perth international and domestic airports. Geraldton is also easily accessible by road. Location

  • Amenities

    Geraldton is a modern regional city, and has the full range of modern amenities such as schools, hospitals, banks, medical centres, dentists, places of worship, shopping malls, recreational parks, sporting facilities, entertainment, etc.

  • Lifestyle

    Geraldton provides you with the opportunity to experience regional Australia at its best. A wide range of recreational activities are available including fishing, boating, camping, surfing, kite surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, whale watching, hiking, sporting activities, cafes and cinemas.

    Geraldton also has a vibrant and thriving Arts and Culture scene that includes several galleries, the Queens Park Theatre and a vast collection of public art. There is also a rich urban or street art presence, especially within the city centre and a considerable number of community based artworks.

  • Climate

    Geraldton has a Mediterranean climate, with warm dry summers and mild wet winters. The winter temperature is moderate, averaging around 20 °C (68 °F), with most of the yearly rainfall falling in this period. In the summer months, Geraldton averages 32–33 °C (90–91 °F). Our campus has been designed to make the most of this enviable weather, and is located within walking distance of the beach.

  • For more information about Geraldton, visit the following sites by clicking on these logos:  

    Everything Geraldton 

    Geraldton Visitor Centre 

    City Of Greater Geraldton 

    Geraldton Regional Art Gallery 

    City of Greater Geraldton Regional Library 

    Geraldton Museum 

    Geraldton Surf Lifesaving Club 

    ABC Radio


FT - Full time

PT - Part time

FLX - Flexible

RPL - Recognition of prior learning

ONL - Online

OPL - Open learning

PRE - Preapprenticeship

APP - Apprenticeship

TRN - Traineeship

WPA - Workplace assessment