Whitsundays College of English SACE- Queensland

Whitsundays College of English SACE- Queensland


The Whitsundays College of English is located in Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Coast, Queensland. The campus is located in Great Barrier TAFE, which is a 3 minute walk from public transport, a 5 minute walk to shops & cafes & a 10 minute walk to Airlie Beach swimming lagoon.

Airlie Beach, Whitsundays, Queensland

Located adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef & is nestled amid rainforests, tropical islands & bordered by coastal bays & marinas which attracts visitors from around the world.
The town is a busy port & departure point to explore the magical Whitsunday Islands.
Is a true resort town in its own right & is located on the coast just 24 km from Proserpine Airport.
Ranked as one of the top 3 regional tourism areas by international visitors.
The Whitsundays is located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef & includes 74 tropical islands.

Tropical location with warm days all year round.

Programs Available

Full-time courses are 25 hours per week & part-time courses are 20 hours per week.

Classes are taught from Monday to Thursday. Students are free on Fridays to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef & the Whitsundays or to undertake additional studies such as the Introduction to Sailing, Competent Crew Certificate which is ideal for students who wish to work part-time on the charter yachts which sail around the Whitsundays.

English Plus Sailing



English Plus Diving

On Friday afternoons & 2 weekends, students study both theory & practical diving sessions which leads to the Certified PADI Open Water Dive Certificate. The course is divided into 3 segments: academic training, confined-water training & open water training. After students have received their certification they can attend diving sessions which are held on weekends .Timetables indicating these sessions are
given to the student on the first day of their course.
Cost of Diving Course

Price is subject to change & includes PADI Log Book, instructor fees, certificate costs, scuba equipment hire and Open Water Diver Certification Card on successful completion of the course.

Club ACE activities are organised every Thursday afternoon, Fridays & weekends. Students are given a monthly Club SACE Program every 4 weeks.
Typical activities include:

Whitsunday Wildlife Park - a very popular excursion where students can view animals being fed.

Jobs at Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is a busy tourism town which attracts both international & domestic tourists. Students can find part-time work in shops, cafes,
restaurants bars, hotels & resorts. Students who complete the Competent Crew Certificate have good opportunities to work on the charter yachts
which sail around the Whitsunday Islands. Students are paid approximately A$100 per day & food & accommodation on board the yacht are at no charge.


Students are issued with a student card which entitles them to receive a discount on the Whitsunday Bus Service. An airport bus transfer service is also available from Proserpine to Airlie Beach which costs approximately A$16. Students can book online prior to departure.


Students can chose from homestay, hostel or fully furnished apartments. An airport reception service is available to students who would like to be met at Proserpine Airport.

Rodrigo Vainer - Brazil
I originally enrolled for a 1 month course but I have decided to study for an extra month because I am having such a great
time. I love the school because I am getting so much VIP attention and my English has really improved. My host family is
great because they are really friendly and make me feel very welcome. My classmates have also told me how amazingly
friendly their homestay families are.

nightlife is good because there are many backpackers who come to Airlie Beach on their way along the Queensland coast
visiting the islands and the Great Barrier Reef. There are some great bars, there are 3 I like in particular because they have
a great atmosphere with lots of people from all over Australia and the world.
I did volunteer work on a 3 day yacht charter which sailed around the Whitsunday islands. The cruise normally costs A$500
but I went along for free in return for washing some dishes and helping with serving the food.

SACE students may transfer courses between campuses. This provides great opportunities to experience quite different environments whilst continuing studies at SACE.

SACE Colleges provide General English, Academic English, Cambridge Exam courses and a variety of special studies options. We also prepare students for IELTS, TOEIC and TOEFL tests. Cambridge and TOEIC tests are conducted on SACE campuses in each location.

Other programmes of special interest include: English and Work Experience, English and Volunteering, English Plus Diving and Sailing and Evergreen Programme.

SACE Adelaide, Hobart and Whitsundays are Cambridge CELTA Teacher Training Centres. We provide special courses for non-native speaking teachers of English as well as programmed courses for native speakers.

SACE students come from more than 35 countries in Asia 45-55%, Europe 45-50% and Latin America. There is no dominant nationality.

SACE offers a well-managed homestay programme with other options such as farmstay and hostel accommodation.

The high quality of SACE courses and service to students has been built upon many years of experience and a continuous improvement process since inception in 1987.

SACE Colleges are registered by State and Federal Governments and accredited by NEAS in the cases of SACE Adelaide and SACE Whitsundays and by the Tasmanian Government in the case of SACE Hobart. SACE Adelaide is a longstanding member of English Australia.

In addition, each SACE College is a member of the prestigious International Association of Language Centres (IALC).

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