Our Whitsundays campus is located in Cannonvale, the business precinct of the Whitsundays region. Located just three kilometres from the popular tourist destination of Airlie Beach, you'll have easy access to many attractions in the area including beautiful beaches, lagoons, foreshore, marina, entertainment and nightlife.
What's on offer at the Whitsundays campus
Our Whitsundays campus offers a range of practical courses across a number of study areas including cookery and hospitality, and early childhood education and care. Our campus has a café and is also home to training restaurant, Palmers which is staffed by hospitality and cookery students. The Whitsundays campus has a dedicated Aquaculture Centre which features tanks to demonstrate the process of fish farming and a smart centre for data analysis and computerised training technologies. The centre also has a mixed-reality virtual room for training in advanced technologies, as well as a laboratory for data, sampling and analysis training.
Facilities and services
- Computer room
- Conference room
- Customer service centre
- Palmers restaurant and coffee shop
- Video conferencing facilities
- Aquaculture Centre
Certificate III in Tourism
Kick start your career in tourism with this entry-level course that will qualify you to become an inbound tour coordinator, marine tourism assistant, or visitor information officer.
- Visitor Information Officer
- Marine Tourism Assistant
- Inbound Tour Coordinator
- Cellar Door Salesperson and Guide
- Reservations Sales Agent
Certificate III in Travel
Kick start your career in travel with this entry-level course that will qualify you to work as an international, corporate or online travel consultant, or a reservation sales agent for a tour operator.
- Reservation Sales Agent (Tour Operator)
- International Corporate or Online Travel Consultant
Certificate III in Events
Kick start your career in events with this entry-level course that will qualify you to work as a conference and events assistant, or in events administration.
- Conference and Events Assistant
- Event Operations Assistant
- Event Administrative Assistant
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Progress your career in Early Childhood Education and Care with this advanced qualification and gain the specialised skills and knowledge needed to work as an early childhood educator or service supervisor.
- Early Childhood Educator
- Early Childhood Service Supervisor
Certificate III in Hospitality
Launch your hospitality career with this course offering practical skills and hands-on experience. Prepare yourself with a well rounded knowledge of the hospitality industry or continue with further study.
- Function Host
- Guest Service Agent
- Senior Bar Attendant
- Restaurant Host
- Food and Beverage Attendant
- Function Attendant
Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management
Take your career in travel and tourism to the next level with this advanced-level course that will qualify you to work as a travel or tourism manager.
- Tour Operations Manager
- Travel Agency Manager
- Marketing Manager
- Sales Manager
Shute Harbour Road,
Cannonvale Qld 4802
Locked Bag 2,
Cannonvale Qld 4802
If you live nearby, cycling could be another cost effective option to get to class with bike racks available on campus.
We have plenty of free on-site parking available for students at our Whitsundays campus.
Constructed in 2023, our Aquaculture Centre features fish tanks and a smart centre for data analysis and computerised training technologies.
The Aquaculture Centre also has a mixed-reality virtual room and a laboratory for data, sampling and analysis training.
Training restaurant and cafe
Palmers training restaurant and cafe gives our hospitality students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a real-world environment. While our cookery students are busy in the kitchen, our hospitality students manage the front-of-house, preparing and serving food and beverages to paying customers. You'll learn the workings of a real restaurant and cafe in state-of-the-art facilities under the guidance of industry-experienced teachers.
Video conferencing facilities
We want to support our students no matter where they are or what study mode they prefer. Our Whitsundays campus brings our teachers into campus with our state-of-the-art video conferencing facilities. These training facilities are designed to provide tutorial support to students who are studying externally. With our virtual training rooms you can speak directly to your teacher, no matter how far away you are, and interact with your classmates in a real-time environment.
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