MGCC indigenous training

Indigenous Training Centre

The National Indigenous Training Academy (NITA) aims to change the lives of Indigenous Australians by providing market leading training and employment programs and empowering a growing Indigenous workforce.  

The unique training, working and residential program supports trainees to participate in the local community, learn life skills and build a solid foundation for their future career. It includes accommodation and a dedicated residential and training team on location. 

Discover more about NITA here.

Indigenous Staff Working

The Mossman Gorge Training Centre, opened in 2012, includes three training rooms situated in a lush tropical rainforest. Imagine sitting in an open style classroom where you hear the sounds of water running over the huge bolder rocks at the Gorge. The Centre also provides accommodation for up to 20 students, an open style dining venue with a state of the art commercial kitchen, a recreational area where students can relax, watch TV, play games, and a place to socialise. A small gym is also set up and dedicated for students. 


Small Community, Big Opportunities

NITA delivers nationally recognised qualifications in partnership with Far North Training and Consultancy, and provides critical long-term pathways into the workforce across the hospitality, tourism, horticulture and retail sectors. 

Students participating in the NITA program at our Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre will be living and working in a small region and may undertake their work placement directly with our Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre or with one of our many valuable Host Employers, situated throughout the Douglas Shire, specifically Mossman and Port Douglas. It is Voyages' and NITA's aim to assist and support our Trainee graduates to transition to sustainable employment outcomes. NITA's student supports include the provision of quality accredited training and assessment services, specifically tailored to the workplace and delivered in partnership with Far North Training and Consultancy, mentoring, work and life skills including personal budgeting, health and wellbeing, transport, and job seeking skills. 

NITA are proud to have developed and established mutual valuable partnerships with other local businesses in the Douglas Shire and provide quality work placement and employment opportunities.

Am I Eligible for a Traineeship?

To be eligible for one of our traineeships you must:

  • Be committed and ready to start a career in the Hospitality and Tourism industry. 
  • Make a commitment to live on site at Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre for the duration of the traineeship. 
  • Be aged between 18 and 25 at the time of commencing the program, and
  • Identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person

For further information on any NITA courses and the training programs, email us at [email protected] or 0468 661 616 or view the Traineeship Booklet.