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Study at North

Study at North

The North region stretches from Townsville in North Queensland to Cairns in far North Queensland. The region includes many of Australia's most iconic tourist destinations including the Great Barrier Reef, DaintreeRainforest and Whitsunday Islands. 

North Queensland has something for everyone. With beautiful natural attractions and world-heritage listed sites to explore you'll never run out of things to see and do.

  • Snorkel or dive among coral gardens and marine life in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Explore the crystal clear waters and secluded beaches of the Whitsunday Islands
  • See unique animal and plant life hiking through the Daintree Rainforest
  • Experience Indigenous Australian culture at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • Take a stroll down the esplanade and relax in the man-made lagoon in Cairns
  • Get up close and personal with some exotic creatures at the Cairns Aquarium
  • Learn about the local history of Cairns and Far North Queensland at the Cairns Museum

For more information on events and what to see and do in North Queensland, you can visit the following websites;

Study Cairns

Study Townsville

Cairns Regional Council

Tropical North Queensland

Explore Townsville

Townsville North Queensland

North Queensland offers a range of safe and affordable accommodation options, located close to transport facilities, local attractions and the city centre.

Accommodation options include:

Public transport in Cairns and Townsville is operated by Sunbus with Whitsunday Transit servicing the Whitsunday region. International students studying full time are eligible for public transport discounts(conditions apply). 

Enjoy the sub-tropical climate year-round, with warm summers and mild winters.

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Our campuses in North Queensland stretch from the Whitsundays in the south to Cairns in the north and incorporate the regional centre of Townsville. Whatever your lifestyle or interests, we have a campus and program to suit your needs.


The TAFE Queensland North Cairns campus is situated in the heart of Cairns, located in the western suburb of Manunda approximately 4km from the city centre. Regular public transport services are available to and from the campus. The campus features student-run training facilities including a hair and beauty salon, coffee shop and restaurant and also offers a range of support services to help you achieve your personal, educational and employment goals.


The TAFE Queensland North Townsville campus is located in the suburb of Pimlico, just a short 10 minute drive from the city centre. The campus boasts specialised training facilities where students can put their skills into practice including a hair and beauty salon and fully operational restaurant. Student support services on-campus include adult literacy and numeracy support, counselling, and disability services.


The TAFE Queensland North campus is located in Cannonvale, the business precinct of The Whitsundays. Located just 3km from Airlie Beach, you can follow the boardwalk around the waterfront from Cannonvale right into the heart of the popular tourist destination. Our Whitsundays campus specialises in hospitality with a full service training restaurant on campus that is operated and staffed by hospitality and cookery students.

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Student success story




Life's good in Cairns. It's great hanging out on the campus with lots of people from all over the world. It's not hard to make friends here, once you say hello to people they open up to you and are friendly and want to hang out. There are lots of beaches and beautiful restaurants and cafes, I like to go out and have dinner or have barbeques on the beach and go swimming. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

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