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Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns

Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns

Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns

Catholic schools are welcoming and affordable!

More and more families are discovering just how accessible Catholic schools are with flexible eligibility criteria and affordable fees, discounts and concessions.

They also value the safe and caring environment of a Catholic school; where individuals matter and students are nurtured to be the best that they can be.
Values generating fundamental attitudes of respect and courtesy to each other and a sense of responsibility to oneself and others are taught, contributing to the high standards of behaviour, favourable learning environments and quality education that Catholic schools are known for.

Catholic schools are largely funded by government, however to make up for the shortfall in government funding, Catholic schools are also reliant upon school fees paid by parents. A balance is struck in setting fees that remain affordable for most families and providing concessions to those in genuine need so that Catholic schools can continue their historic role of providing access to quality education for all.

Visit the Cairns Catholic Education website at www.cns.catholic.edu.au and search ‘Mythbusting FAQs’ to get the facts around Catholic school enrolling.

Further information and contact details of the Cairns Diocese's 29 schools and colleges can also be found on the website, or phone 4050 9700.

Visit the Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns website at: http://www.cns.catholic.edu.au/


Department of Education

Department of Education

Please go to https://qed.qld.gov.au/ for a comprehensive look at the departments website.

Visit the Department of Education website at: https://qed.qld.gov.au/


James Cook University

James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is a university dedicated to sustainability, conservation and innovation. A gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, JCU hosts more than 20,000 students, primarily spread across main campuses in Townsville (Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas) Cairns (Ngumba-bada campus, Smithfield) and Singapore. With additional study centres in Brisbane; Mt Isa, Murtupuni campus; Mackay, Ngudya Yamba campus; Rockhampton; and Thursday Island, Ngulaigau Mudh campus, we are committed to creating a brighter future for life in the Tropics and beyond, through education and research that makes a difference locally, and globally.
With a rich history across research and teaching, the JCU story begins in North Queensland and stretches around the globe. JCU is defined by its location in the Tropics. We are unique among Australian universities, woven into the intellectual, economic and social fabric of our communities and set amid irreplaceable ecosystems and cultures that fire our intellects and imaginations.
JCU plays a vital role in preparing the professional workforce of Northern Australia through accredited courses in study areas including law, business, medicine, dentistry, veterinary sciences, psychology, nursing, engineering and more. Practical, hands-on degrees provide students with guidance from leading academics and industry professionals who are passionate about passing their expertise on to the next generation. JCU maintains strong links with industry, government, and research partners to ensure courses are industry relevant and beneficial to students’ future career opportunities.

Visit the James Cook University website at: https://www.jcu.edu.au/


Elite Sponsors

Adllins Media

Adllins Media

With a local team of highly talented experts in their fields, coupled with over 150 years’ industry experience under their wings, the team at Adllins Media engages in world-class creative and digital talent based in Far North Queensland.

Visit the Adllins Media website at: https://www.adllinsmedia.com.au/


Efex

Efex

The efex difference
We help businesses across Australia harness office technology to improve productivity, efficiency and growth.

Our team of experts talk business first. This means we can translate business goals into the right technology.
https://www.efex.com.au/why-efex/

Visit the Efex website at: www.efex.com.au


Star 102.7

Star 102.7


Star 102.7 is the radio station made for Cairns and created for those who love everything about our unique and vibrant lifestyle in Far North Queensland.

Our music policy is simple; we play nothing but Cairns’ best music. Our announcers, Dave & Inkie for Breakfast and Nikki in the Morning, are longtime locals, broadcasting live each day from our studios on Grafton Street. Join them, along with Dylan in the Afternoons for lots of fun, competitions, and a generous taste of the tropics.

Committed to our community, Star102.7 invests more than $1M into local community events and charities each year, ensuring we are part of a vibrant growing Cairns, and we'd like to thank you all for embracing our brand and for listening every day.

Visit the Star 102.7 website at: https://www.star1027.com.au/

Visit the Star 102.7 website at: https://www.star1027.com.au/


WIN Television

WIN Television

Visit the WIN Television website at: https://www.wintv.com.au/


Platinum Sponsors

BUSY Skills

BUSY Skills

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Cairns Show Association

Cairns Show Association


The Cairns Show Association is a Not for Profit Organisation and consists of a volunteer Committee of 30 members who willingly dedicate their time during the year to assist with the smooth running of the various events held. As well as producing the Cairns Show in July, the Cairns Show Association also conducts the Cairns Show Wine Awards in June and the Cairns Show Auto Spectacular in October. The Committee are supported by a small team of eight dedicated staff.
Visit the Cairns Show Association website at: www.Cairnsshow.com.au

Visit the Cairns Show Association website at: www.CairnsShow.com.au


Carey Group

Carey Group

Accounting, Financial Planning & Business Advisory Services. With 5 offices in Queensland, Carey Group proudly assists businesses and individuals with their accounting and taxation needs, auditing, financial advice, and more.

Visit the Carey Group website at: https://careygroup.com.au/


Ergon Energy

Ergon Energy

Ergon Energy Network builds and maintains the electricity distribution network for regional Queensland. Our aim is to be a trusted partner to our customers and the wider community in the energy transformation by delivering safe, affordable, clean and reliable energy.
Visit the Ergon Energy website at ergon.com.au

Visit the Ergon Energy website at: https://www.ergon.com.au/home


Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. With our values at the core, we seek out diverse perspectives and challenge when necessary to deliver positive progress for businesses.

Grant Thornton Australia has more than 1300 people working in offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. We combine service breadth, depth of expertise and industry insight with an approachable “client first” mindset and a broad commercial perspective.

More than 68,000 Grant Thornton people, across over 147 markets, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work. Through this membership, we access global resources and methodologies that enable us to deliver consistently high-quality outcomes for our clients
Visit the Grant Thornton website at: http://www.grantthornton.com.au/

Visit the Grant Thornton website at: http://www.grantthornton.com.au/


MiHaven Training

MiHaven Training

MiHaven Training is a Cairns-based Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that has been providing quality education and training in fully accredited courses since 2015. We provide training that is relevant to not only the industries in which we work but to the region and communities we train in. We are uniquely positioned as a local company to understand the training required for local employment, and our motto of "Shaping the Future" applies to all that we do.
We are proud to be one of the leading local providers of nationally recognised qualifications in fields such as Construction, Carpentry, Business, Hospitality, Early Childhood Education & Care, Aged Care, Disability Care and Community Services. All our academic courses are accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which means that our courses meet the stringent national quality assurance requirements in terms of both competency outcomes and assessment validity. MiHaven Training’s vocational courses are designed according to the needs of, and in consultation with Australian industry standards. All our qualifications and elective units are guided by the job outcome sought by each individual student, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of the qualification.

Visit the MiHaven Training website at:


Right at Home Far North Qld

Right at Home Far North Qld

Right at Home is Australia’s leading in-home care company. We support people living with Alzheimer's, dementia and cognitive decline and disability, post-operative care needs and older Australians. Our services help clients remain safe and independent in their homes.

Visit the Right at Home Far North Qld website at: https://www.rightathome.com.au/


Screen Queensland

Screen Queensland

Screen Queensland is the Queensland Government-owned agency dedicated to growing a successful screen industry in the state. The agency supports locally produced films, series and games, and secures international and interstate production and post-production into Queensland. It also runs initiatives to build skills and careers for local screen practitioners, and funds film festivals and industry conferences. Screen Queensland is deeply committed to uplifting the voices of Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and increasing diversity on and off screen.

Opened in 2019, Screen Queensland Studios, Brisbane has hosted Fear Below, Joe vs Carole and Young Rock. Screen Queensland Studios, Cairns is set for completion early 2024.

International productions supported by Screen Queensland include Elvis directed by Baz Luhrmann, Thirteen Lives directed by Ron Howard, Ticket to Paradise starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney, Netflix series Irreverent, The Portable Door with Sam Neill and Christoph Waltz, Land of Bad starring Russell Crowe and Liam Hemsworth, Legendary Pictures’ sequel to Godzilla vs Kong, Wizards! starring Pete Davidson and Orlando Bloom, Disney+ series Nautilus and Apples Never Fall starring Annette Benning and Sam Neill. Supported Australian projects include Audrey, Bluey, Black Snow, The Bachelors Australia, Boy Swallows Universe, Dawn of the Dolphins, In Our Blood, Limbo, Love is in the Air, Upright (Season 2) Strait to the Plate and True Spirit. Digital games include the BAFTA-winning Unpacking, My Little Pony: Mane Merge and Cities: Skylines – Remastered. For more information on funding programs, incentives, locations and facilities, visit screenqueensland.com.au.

Visit the Screen Queensland website at: www.screenqueensland.com.au


Status Signs

Status Signs

Visit the Status Signs website at: https://www.statussigns.com.au/


Tong Sing

Tong Sing

Tong Sing is an Australian based, export and transport company that exports quality fresh produce and food service products. Tong Sing's customers include importers, industrial caterers, mining companies, supermarkets and super yachts.

Visit the Tong Sing website at: http://tongsing.com.au/


Vocational Partnerships Group

Vocational Partnerships Group

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Gold Sponsors

BDO
CQUniversity
FGF
Hutchinson Builders
Jacobs Group
Michael Healy MP
Mindwire - The web and internet experts
Ports North
Progig
Raymond Plumbing
Rotary International
Study Cairns
Total Exhibition Services
Vitality Pharmacy Group




Event Sponsors




Testimonials


"CBC Staff Selection have sponsored the BLA for over 20 years.  As a business owned and operated locally, it is important that we give back, and the BLA is such an important link between our school community and business, to encourage excellence in school leavers and connect them with opportunities for careers locally.  CBC Staff Selection offer financial sponsorship to two awards and we are also involved in their interview/selection panels.  The integrity and passion of the BLA team is incredible."

Sally Mlikota
CBC Staff Selection



"At EFEX, supporting our local community is very important to us and as a Premium Sponsor, the BLA has allowed us to support this amazing organisation in educating the next generation of local secondary school students as they move into the next stage of their career. It has also allowed us to promote and grow our business through the numerous network events put on by the hard-working team at the BLA throughout the year"

Mark Mennie
Efex



"Star102.7 is a proud sponsor of the Business Liaison Association for quite some years. It's amazing to see the commitment the team has to not only support and encourage Cairns' students, but they also bring sponsors together to network. We can highly recommend any business becoming a sponsor."

Thyrze van Zelm
Star 102.7