Cairns is the gateway to the stunning World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, and attracts over two million visitors annually. The laid-back city boasts world-class sporting facilities, a swimming lagoon overlooking the picturesque Trinity Inlet, and a popular esplanade lined with cafes, restaurants and bustling markets. Our Cairns campus is located in the western suburb of Manunda approximately 10 minutes drive from the city centre.

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What's on offer at the Cairns campus

Our Cairns campus features student-run training facilities including a hair and beauty salon, restaurant, cafe and coffee shop, as well as a range of support services to help you achieve your personal, educational and employment goals. The campus offers a wide range of study areas including accounting, aged care, automotive, beauty and hairdressing, building and construction, business, child care, civil construction, community services, cookery, electrotechnology, engineering, English language studies, health, horticulture, information technology, music, nursing, sport and fitness, tourism and hospitality, training and assessment, and visual arts.

Facilities and services
  • Art gallery
  • Basketball court
  • Bookshop
  • Child care centre
  • Customer service centre
  • Hairdressing and beauty salon
  • Library and learning support centre
  • Nursing simulation room
  • Restaurants, canteen and cafe
  • Wi-Fi and video conferencing facilities

Street Address:

Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets,
Cairns Qld 4870

Postal Address:

Locked Bag 1,
Cairns Qld 4870

Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 10:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Public transport

Sunbus operates bus services in the local area with the closest bus stop located out the front of the campus on Newton Street.


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 Cairns campus.

News and events


Leading by example

Proud Indigenous woman Georgie Baker is a role model in her community. As the first in her immediate family to complete tertiary studies she is helping to promote Indigenous health as a fully-qualified Enrolled Nurse.

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Business information session

Business information session

Come along to one of our information sessions and learn more about our Certificate III in Business (BSB30115) and Certificate IIII in Business Administration (BSB30415).

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A career of highlights

Hairdressing teacher Paul Pardini has just notched up 10 years working at the TAFE Queensland Cairns campus and is passionate about providing quality training to the next generation of hair stylists. 

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