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Thursday Island

Thursday Island (Waiben) is the commercial and administrative centre of the Torres Strait region, located 40 kilometres off the northern coast of the Cape York Peninsula. The island's community is a diverse mix of cultures including Torres Strait Islander, Aboriginal, Papua New Guinean, Malay and Japanese. Thursday Island has a number of facilities including the Gab Titui Cultural Centre, a gym, public library, accommodation facilities, retail and commercial stores, a sports complex, and sporting fields.

What's on offer at the Thursday Island campus

Our Thursday Island campus offers a range of study areas to the local community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care, health support, marine, business, hospitality, first aid, sport and recreation, accounting, early childhood education and care, and leadership and management.

Facilities and services

  • Engineering workshop
  • Maritime training centre
  • Woodworking workshop
  • Cultural arts studio
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Outside common areas
  • Computer lab
  • Conference boardroom
  • Undercover amphitheatre

Featured Courses

Street address

19 Aplin Road,
Thursday Island Qld 4875

Postal address

PO Box 287,
Thursday Island Qld 4875

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Public transport

Taxi services are accessible and, upon negotiation, a TAFE Queensland bus may be available to transport students to and from training.


If you live nearby, cycling could be another cost effective option to get to class.


We have plenty of free on-site parking available for students at our Thursday Island campus.