Kuku Yalanji People
For 50,000 years, the Kuku Yalanji people have made their homes in the areas around Mossman Gorge. They live in complete harmony with their environment, using it for food, shelter, medicine, and more. Today, visitors to Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre have the opportunity to meet Indigenous Australians to learn their stories, legends, and lessons about living harmoniously with the rainforest.
Indigenous Training Centre
The Mossman Gorge Training Centre is part of the ILSC’s Training to Employment Program. The Training Centre offers accredited training courses for Indigenous participants. Qualifications currently available include a Certificate III in Hospitality and Certificate III in Tourism.
Residential Hostel Facilities
If you’re enrolled in our Indigenous training program, you’re invited to stay onsite in our residential hostel facilities. The hostel is a great place to make friends, share stories, and receive personalised mentoring to help you along your career journey. The Training Centre – including the hostel – is alcohol and drug-free. Hostel facilities include:
- Supervision with onsite Residential Youth Workers
- Three meals provided daily
- Regular excursions planned - generally free of charge
- Personalised support and mentoring as required
- 14 single bed rooms with shared bathrooms
- 3 double rooms with ensuite bathrooms
- Recreation facilities such as basketball court and TV room