Looking for a career change?
Taking a career break?
Want to do something with that Long Service Leave?
Our three week Earning and Learning program is not just for those starting out in their careers.
It is the perfect opportunity to take some time out from a busy life, learn a new trade and look at other opportunities.
The program starts with an intensive 6 day 5 night Commercial Crew course on board our 60ft yacht.
During this time participants live-aboard while undergoing intensive sail -training preparing them to work as deckhands on board a charter yacht.
The course includes theory and practical elements all undertaken while sailing around the beautiful Whitsundays under the watchful eye of our Sailing Masters.
Included in the package during this time are all Meals for 6 days 5 nights,Course Notes, Tuition, Snorkeling Instruction and Equipment, Marine and National Park Fees, Commercial Seatime Log Book and Course Certificates.
The following two weeks include 12 Nights on sailing tours,made up of 6 x 2 day 2 night Maxi Sailing Tours around the Whitsundays as an extra crew member aboard our charter yachts.
You will be rostered on the yachts as apprentice crew and will work alongside Professional Crews, learning tips of the trade, receiving practical instruction on Customer Service, assisting guests, cleaning, working the
decks, assisting the cook and putting your learning’s from the course into action.
It’s hard work but incredibly enjoyable with a great rapport between fellow crew and guests. And it does mean you will have the best office in the world!!
At end of the Program an interview will be arranged to evaluate performance with a view to employment. Employment is based on positions being available and successful performance.
For international guests, who wish to apply to work at the end of the program it is necessary to obtain a Working Holiday Visa before leaving home. To work in Australia, a valid Australian Tax File Number is also necessary.
New courses start every Monday.
Check out our Testimonials page to hear from some former guests of this program who have gone on to great careers in the industry.