There is a variety of private and public education facilities and providers across the Orana region. These range from early childhood centres through to university campuses as well as government and private institutions, giving people of all ages an opportunity for educational advancement.
- TAFE Western
- Western College
- Charles Sturt University
- Macquarie Anglican Grammar School
- University of Sydney School of Rural Health
- University of the Third Age (U3A)
- Central West Leadership Academy
- Macquarie Conservatorium of Music
The scope of different educational opportunities and the convenience of location is what gives the Orana region an edge. Parents are able to enrol their children at good schools and universities at an affordable rate, without them leaving the region. There are also excellent study options for anyone who wishes to retrain or learn new skills and information.
The education system is a large employer in the region, with schools in every town and city across the Orana. Many of these are government-employed in the public school system, along with privately-run institutions. This workforce supports the advancement of every other industry, by preparing people for interesting and industrious careers.
The education system in NSW is regularly upgraded to keep improving the standard of learning for students. Educators are working to enhance outcomes for all students, to improve teaching quality, to innovate for the future and to work more effectively. Key components are learning for the future, multicultural education, rural and distance education, cross-curricular, preschool, literacy and numeracy, career learning and vocational training.