Innisfail State College was established in 2010 and was officially opened by then Premier Anna Bligh and Minister Geoff Wilson on 28th February 2010.
Innisfail State College was built under the State Schools of Tomorrow program and saw the closure of Innisfail State High School, Innisfail Inclusive Education Centre and the Innisfail campus of Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE in 2009, to form the integrated campus of Innisfail State College.
The college occupies the site of the former Innisfail campus of TAFE, expanding the campus zone by 1.15 hectares to 26.5 hectares. Secondary students from years 7 to 12, Diverse Learning Centre - students (pre-prep to Yr 12) and TAFE students share all facilities in the integrated campus.
The Diverse Learning Centre is accessible for parents via the staff entry which is also used to access the Child Care program. This is not the main entrance to the campus and has been designed to provide accessibility for the Diverse Learning Centre students.
There is a new administration building, library and staff centre, inclusive education centre, sports centre and performing arts building with capacity for 300 seats. The performing arts complex is also Innisfail's community cyclone shelter. A new Trade Training Centre catering for Medical and Dental health educations has also been included on the campus. The remainder of the campus consists of refurbished TAFE buildings which have been extensively remodelled to provide modern and contemporary learning spaces.
The campus has larger, more flexible classrooms, science laboratories and computer laboratories. The science laboratories were the first in Australia completed under the BER project.
The full integration of the college has extended the capacity of TAFE to deliver courses to secondary students. It also offers the opportunity for TAFE students to access secondary courses.
Also on site is a cricket club and the community garden developed in conjunction with Landcare.