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.

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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, accounting, early childhood education and care, first aid, leadership and management, and training and assessment.

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
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Thursday Island

Street Address:

19 Aplin Road,
Thursday Island Qld 4875

Postal Address:

PO Box 287,
Thursday Island Qld 4875

Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-3:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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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.


News and events

Thursday Island

No limit to Alicia's dedication

Despite facing a number of challenges, Alicia's determination to further her education has made her more resilient than ever.

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Zileache Fujii TAFE student

Zileache's desire to help others

Zileache Fujii is taking advantage of an opportunity to kick start her dream career as a health worker, enrolling in TAFE Queensland training while completing her senior high school studies.

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Darnley Island community elder and artist Kapua Gutchen (Snr)
Far North Queensland

The origin of the black frigate bird

Through his cultural art studies, Darnley Island community elder Kapua Gutchen (Snr) is sharing the stories of his people.

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