Toowoomba, a region known for its thriving Health and Education sectors, which are the backbone of our community's liveability. TSBE Health and Education strive to bridge the gap between businesses and health and education institutions, fostering opportunities and growth in the region.
One of the greatest advantages of Toowoomba is the collaborative effort between key players in the industry. In 2017, a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Toowoomba Regional Council, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba, St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital, Darling Downs and West Moreton Primary Health Network, The Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service, and TSBE. This strategic alliance has paved the way for a dynamic approach to advancing health objectives in the region.
Toowoomba's health sector is the region's largest employer, providing jobs for over 13,000 staff across three major hospitals and more than 700 health and wellbeing businesses. This accounts for an impressive 16% of all employment opportunities in the Toowoomba Region.
In addition to the hospitals' outstanding facilities and technological advancements, Toowoomba takes pride in its medical training facilities. We are home to the University of Queensland's Rural Clinical School and the Queensland Rural Medical Education, contributing to the nurturing of future medical professionals. Our commitment to health extends beyond hospital walls, with a concerted effort by hospitals and the council to encourage outdoor exercises and activities in our beautiful parks, promoting a healthy lifestyle for the community.
Toowoomba's schools play a pivotal role in driving economic development within the region. They serve as critical hubs for cultivating a skilled and knowledgeable workforce, empowering the next generation with the tools they need to succeed in a rapidly evolving economy. These schools foster innovation, creativity, and critical thinking, instilling in students the capabilities required to tackle complex challenges and contribute to various industries.
Toowoomba is home to 50 primary and secondary schools, offering day and boarding options to the region. These institutions are complimented by a large TAFE Qld campus and the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ). High-quality educational institutions attract families and professionals to settle in our region, all contributing to the livability and investibility of the region.
As schools collaborate with local businesses and industries, they facilitate a seamless transition from education to the workforce. They align their curricula with the needs of the job market, ensuring graduates are equipped with relevant skills and expertise. This alignment not only enhances employability but also attracts companies seeking a well-prepared workforce.
Not only is Toowoomba a wonderful place to live and work, but it also excels in providing world-class healthcare and educational opportunities. Whether you are a business seeking to collaborate with health and education institutions or a healthcare professional looking to join a thriving community, Toowoomba welcomes you with open arms. Join us in shaping the future of health and education in our region as we continue to punch well above our weight in these vital industries.