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Study Tours and Education

There’s no better place than Queensland to experience the very best of Australia’s special lifestyle.  With plenty of sunshine, spectacular beaches, natural wonders and unique nature and wildlife, a study tour in Queensland is all about unique experiences, freedom, fun and active days.

Queensland, also known as nature’s own classroom is home to five natural World Heritage areas including one of the Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef, and the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island.

Queensland is a big state with lots to see and do. It’s nearly five times the size of Japan, seven times the size of Great Britain and two and a half times the size of Texas!

Queensland offers many different classrooms such as marine, forest, cultural and close–up.

View some ideas and experiences in Queensland, the Study Tours Queensland Brochure is now online: 

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Visit Queensland to experience and learn the very best of Australia – in one safe, friendly and welcoming place.

For more information on long term study in Queensland, English language programs, vocational education, training and visas, download this helpful document. Study and Education in Queensland

Other Study Tour and Education Programs

Learn Townsville

Study Guide Gold Coast

Voluntourism Opportunities

Tips for volunteering in North Queensland

For holiday volunteering and casual work in North Queensland see the following guide, Tips for Volunteering for useful information and links.

Programs seeking volunteers

1. Conservation Volunteers

Conservation Volunteers recruits volunteers to join important environmental and wildlife conservation projects. Volunteers participate in tree planting, site preparation, wildlife and vegetation surveys, native plant propagation, seed collection and removal and control of invasive weeds - whilst gaining access to some spectacular scenery and gaining the satisfaction of contributing to wildlife corridors that enhance survival of some rare and endangered animals such as the Cassowary and Tree Kangaroos. 

2. Tolga Bat Rescue and Research

Volunteers have the opportunity to support the work of the Tolga Bat Hospital, caring for adults and orphans, particularly during tick paralysis season. Volunteers can also assist in the Visitor Centre, current research projects and Landcare work (maintenance of tree plantings, weed control)

3. Sea Turtle Foundation

Sea Turtle Foundation works nationally and internationally, completing projects based on our three focus areas: Research, Education, and Action.  Volunteering brings amazing experiences while helping to protect sea turtles.

4. Volunteering in the Wet Topics

There are a number of other opportunities for volunteer to assist in conservation work, specifically in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in northern Queensland.

5. Turtle Care - Sunshine Coast

A voluntary organisation protecting marine turtles on Sunshine Coast beaches.  Volunteers are responsible for the implementation of an ongoing turtle monitoring program for nesting activity. Volunteers identify and record species, nesting locations and frequency, protect nests and monitor the hatching and emergence success of nests.

6. Responsible Travel

Volunteers work on projects to help protect Australia’s flora and fauna.  In addition to making an impact on the environment, volunteers have the rare opportunity to live in and become a part of Australia's communities. 

7. Earthwatch Institute

This international organisation provides opportunities to participate in a number of environmental expeditions around Australia.

8. Reef Check Australia

Reef Check Australia is part of the United Nations' official community-based coral reef monitoring program which operates in more than 80 countries around the world. Reef Check Australia provides a globally-accredited training program that gives volunteers opportunity to scuba dive while completing meaningful research, take part training courses and become a Coral Reef Surveyor. 

9. Reef HQ

Volunteers can assist with a range of activities, including: conducting a guided tour, assist manning the front information desk, assist the education team with school programs, member events, after hour functions, administration, marketing and promotions and some curatorial operations.

10. Eco Barge Clean Seas

Based in Mackay and Whitsundays, volunteers can participate in the Marine Debris Removal Program or Operation Clean Seas. Activities range from marine debris removal trips, to counting and sorting the collected debris as well as Eco Barge working bees.

11. Emergency Volunteering

An initiative of Volunteering Queensland, volunteers can join an Emergency Volunteering CREW (Community Response to Extreme Weather).  Emergency volunteers actively participate in clean ups and helping in the distribution of supplies following cyclones and floods and other extreme weather events.

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