Shire of Goomalling

Education and Training

Goomalling has education and training opportunities for people of all ages.

Age 0-5

There are many groups and facilities for pre-schoolers in Goomalling, such as Playgroup and Story Time at the library.

Goomalling Gumnuts Inc provides quality day care for children aged 4 months up to 12 years, offering early childhood learning opportunities.

Both primary schools below offer 3-year-old kindy programs. Contact the schools for more information.

Kindergarten to Year 6

Goomalling has two great primary schools:

High school (age 12-17)

School buses run from Goomalling to Northam Senior High School and St Joseph's School, Northam. Dowerin District High School, 20 minutes from Goomalling, has classes up to year 10.

Tertiary students

  • Studying externally at university or TAFE? Exam supervision can be arranged for you at the Goomalling Community Resource Centre.

  • In Northam, just 30 minutes drive from Goomalling, the CY O’Connor College of TAFE offers a wide range of qualifications including automotive, building and general civil construction, information technology and business.
  • Also in Northam is Muresk Institute which offers courses in agribusiness, biosciences and environmental biology.

  • The Cunderdin College of Agriculture is about 50 minutes drive from Goomalling and offers high school, as well as tertiary qualifications in agriculture, manufacturing, automotive and construction.

Traineeships and apprenticeships

Local businesses employ trainees and apprentices, as do employers in nearby towns such as Northam, Toodyay, Dowerin and Wongan Hills which are all within 30 minutes drive. Directions WA, based in Northam, delivers apprenticeships, traineeships, training and employment services to the Wheatbelt. Career and job seekers can contact Directions WA to find out more about their professional training and employment services. Also, free call MAX Employment on 1800 625 350 for related information or visit their office in Northam.

All ages

The Goomalling Community Resource Centre has a library, computer and internet access, and hosts courses including computing and digital photography.