Brand New Adventures Program

Brand New Adventures Program

20 December 2022

Brand New Adventures, started in August 2022 and 12 students are on target to finish early 2023.

The Cairns students, many under 18, are continuing their successful journey to complete a Certificate II in Tourism and have been exploring the vast opportunities and experiences available in the local region. Some have also engaged in work experience time with a few of the biggest tourism companies in Cairns – transferring new skills and building networks for a career pathway.

It’s been a very busy month, with students completing a Reef Magic tour and a visit to the World Heritage Daintree rainforest – which included Indigenous cultural experiences – hunting traditional grounds; under the watchful eye of local Elder mentors from Kuku Yalangi Cultural Habitat Tours, plus exploring the tourism markets with a Daintree River Cruises, on a crocodile spotting journey through the mangroves – to gain insights into current tourism markets.

A ‘typical day’ for the Brand-New Adventures team may include a range of exciting options.
When the Brand-New Adventures team are not walking in forests, snorkeling, observing reef research and mad tourists bungee jumping, they are otherwise focused on completing the Certificate II units to complete their certificate. In addition, the crew have been recording many of the experiences and producing VLOGS – which have assisted the young team in self-reflection, building presentation skills and confidence.

The next part of the journey includes starting to identify employment opportunities, with students meeting with potential employers at every step in the program.