Benefits of Studying with us
As part of Flight Centre, we are industry experts and studying with us means you will have access to:
Combined with our Diploma of Travel and Tourism, this program offers you exclusive adventures with luxury resort destinations, and support with travel benefits, eco-tourism experiences, and create your journey with old and new mates!
Work with the best
Discover the extensive network of employer partners we have that you could be working for throughout your adventure, either on island or at Airlie Beach:
- Hamilton Island Resort
- Daydream Island Resort
- Coral Sea Marina Resort
- Mantra Club Croc
- Cruise Whitsundays
- Club Wyndham
Study with experts
Facilitated by Flight Centre experts, this Diploma has been designed to provide graduates with academic and real-world knowledge of the travel and tourism industry. The Diploma also focuses on providing students with skills suitable for employment.
Play like there's no rules
This program provides you with a variety of action-packed travel benefits, sustainability activities and the eco-tourism experiences of a lifetime.
- Red Cat Adventures day tours and activities, such as the iconic Thundercat Boat Adventure
- Turtle Releasing
- Eco-tourism day tours with Eco-Barge
- Welcome and Graduation Celebrations
- Coral Spawning
These travel, sustainability and eco-tourism experiences are available to you through this exclusive Flight Centre Travel Academy program, in collaboration with our employer and industry partners.
Whitsundays Program Specific Benefits
If waking up in the scenic Whitsunday Islands isn't already remarkable enough, discover why this adventure is truly like no other.
Work, Study + Play Whitsundays could not be the lifechanging program that it is without the ongoing support and participation of our amazing employer and supplier partners.
Work, Study + Play Whitsundays is a 13-month program that allows you to live your dream in the scenic Whitsundays whilst completing your university-accredited Diploma of Travel and Tourism.
Start Your Studies
Begin Semester One of the Diploma of Travel and Tourism at home, studying full-time.
Sneak Peek Trip
The Sneak Peak Trip is offered to students as an opportunity to conduct your interviews in person, meet their peers and our employer partners and discover the background you will be living in.
Let's Get The Adventure Started
The Welcome Part & Induction Day is held for each round of Work, Study + Play Whitsundays movers. This is the perfect way to launch the exciting adventure you have ahead of you.
After finishing Semester One, begin Semester Two part-time. This way you can maintain a work-life balance once you move to the Whitsundays.
With help from our partners such as Red Cat Adventures, experience a variety of tours, daytrips and adventures throughout the Program. These will be communicated to you well in advance from the Program Leader.
Alongside the exclusive travel experiences available to you, there will also be a range of activities focussing on eco-tourism experiences in the Whitsundays. Play your part throughout your adventure.
Graduation getaway and celebration
What's graduation without a celebration, right? We'll host you and your peers for a two-night graduation getaway like no other! All set to the backdrop of the picturesque Whitsunday Islands.
Student Success Stories
Here first hand from students on the Work, Study + Play Whitsundays Program!
"We always find the students professional and excited to be living and working in the Whitsundays / Daydream Islands. They make the most out of this opportunity to grow in their careers with a few of our previous students stepping into team leader roles while continuing to learn new skills in hospitality."
Talent Acquisition Coordinator | Daydream Island
"It’s such an amazing opportunity to get a foot in the door at a large hotel while training - and I know our experienced team members have loved sharing their know-how and enthusiasm for guest experience and the tourism industry."
General Manager | Mantra Club Croc
The content and systems students are trained on, are always current and in-line with the ever-changing industry. When you study with us, you are studying with the best.
Work, Study + Play Whitsundays FAQ
If we haven't answered your question below, please don't hesitate to reach out for a chat!
Your work start-date will vary based on your intake date. However, all students move up to the Whitsundays once they have completed Semester One of the Diploma of Travel and Tourism.
They sure are!
This one is a two-part answer.
Hamilton Island: You will live in staff accommodation "The Staff Village", which will be in single rooms and have shared common spaces. Rooms range from $100-$150 per week.
Airlie Beach: We do have some accommodation available for $220/week at Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat. This is a single room with a private bathroom. However, some students may be required to source their own accommodation. Our tip is to check-out the local Facebook Buy/Sell/Swap Pages which have rooms for rent at affordable prices.
The travel and sustainability/eco-tourism activities are either discounted for our program goers or free.
Your orientation for this program will involve a pre-start call with the Flight Centre Travel Academy recruitment team which will outline how to begin and get ready for your adventure in The Whitsundays. There will also be one on one and group orientation calls from the Flight Centre Travel Academy engagement team to set you up for success.