Campbelltown has a large educational sector, boasting some of the best performing schools in the state, as well as a range of quality tertiary education facilities.
Western Sydney University (WSU) is one of Australia's largest universities, with 42,000 students, and is among the countries highest ranked. The university, which has a campus at Campbelltown, is ranked in the world's top 100 universities under the age of 50 in the influential Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
WSU Campbelltown Campus is the designated Integrated Health Hub of the Western Sydney Innovation Corridor. The university is one of Australia's largest providers of medical, nursing and healthcare professionals. The WSU School of Medicine, which opened at the Campbelltown Campus in 2008, graduates more than 100 doctors each year - 70% of these doctors stay and practice medicine in the city and surrounding region.
Additionally, the $21 million, four-storey Macarthur Clinical School recently constructed at Campbelltown Hospital, is providing advanced training to medical students and researchers, and creating opportunities for medical professionals in the city.
In vocation education, TAFE South West Sydney Institute – one of Australia's largest organisations with more than 62,000 students – has campuses throughout the city, including Campbelltown and Macquarie Fields.
Campbelltown's growing community also continues to grow in skill level, with tertiary qualifications increasing by 24.6% between 2011 and 2016. With Campbelltown's labour force continuing to surge in both size and skill level, this presents ready-made opportunities for prospective businesses looking to relocate, expand or develop in an area with an increasingly educated and diverse labour force.