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Education, Training & Skills

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Council’s Strategic Plan emphasises the relevance and importance of a learning community to the future sustainability and well-being of the district and Council is actively pursuing opportunities that will see this realised through strategies such as:

  • Promoting a culture of positive education and learning throughout the community
  • Providing opportunities for residents to participate in learning and engagement
  • Engaging with institutions, government and the private sector to develop education and learning facilities.

We are embracing education as a key element of our city and welcome enquiries from all education sectors to consider Mount Barker in your future plans. For further information on the region and its educational offerings please download our ‘Live, Learn, Work, Play’ presentation.

Live, Learn, Work, Play Presentation(2741 kb)

Live, Learn, Work, Play Presentation Interactive(2400 kb)

Live, Learn, Work, Play Presentation Mandarin Translation(3222 kb)

Free Online Food Safety Training

Council takes food hygiene within our district very seriously. All food businesses have obligations and the Mount Barker District Council is assisting them to meet these obligations by providing free access to this exciting new training tool.

There is a high demand for training within the food sector. This training will assist food handlers in developing the required skills and knowledge to ensure food is handled in a safe and hygienic manner. The program is also suitable to individuals wanting to improve their employment prospects in a food handling environment, or for those interested in adding to their general food handling knowledge.

The program is easy to follow, includes an entertaining presentation as well as interactive quizzes. A training acknowledgement form can be printed upon completion and be kept as part of an individual’s resume or for business records.

NB: This information package has been developed by qualified and experienced Environmental Health professionals and is equivalent in scope to a two-day consultant delivered course.

To access the course go to:


Mount Barker has three primary schools – the Mount Barker South Primary School, Mount Barker Primary School and St Marks Primary School which is a Lutheran School.

St Francis de Sales and Waldorf both have primary schools as well as high school campuses of the same name. There are also public primary schools in Callington, Echunga, Hahndorf, Littlehampton and Meadows and a Lutheran Primary School in Hahndorf.

Mount Barker has a single public high school – Mount Barker High, as well as three private high schools:

  • Cornerstone College (Lutheran Church of Australia)
  • St Francis de Sales College (Catholic)
  • Mount Barker Waldorf School (Independent)

All of these schools are co-educational. Overall approximately 1,500 – 2,000 school students from Mount Barker and the surrounding towns of Nairne, Littlehampton and the wider region are serviced by these high schools.


Mount Barker High School:
Cornerstone College:
St Francis de Sales College:
Mount Barker Waldorf School: