• Serve as the primary point of contact for the delivery of university education in the Cooma region.
  • Facilitate and promote education and career pathways between schools, vocational education and training providers, universities and industry.
  • Coordinate and support research and partnerships, especially those which assist in the sustainable development of the region.
  • Advocate in the best interests of regional students.
  • Promote and assist lifelong learning and raise community aspirations.
  • Collect public donations to support the Association’s offerings and learning experiences of students.


The Cooma Universities Centre was opened on March 6, 2013 as a joint initiative of Snowy Hydro and Cooma Monaro Shire Council.  In 2014 the centre became an incorporated, not for profit organisation and was handed over to a community governed Board of Directors.