Students may be parents, family members or friends of a deaf person seeking to improve Course Flyer_CertIICairns_S217_V1their communication skills, or social, community, education or health sector employees wishing to improve their communication with deaf consumers or colleagues, in addition to gaining further knowledge of Deaf history and culture.

This course is designed to provide training in signing in a range of everyday social, employment and personal contexts, and includes an understanding of Deaf community principles and practices.

It teaches participants how to give routine information in Auslan in a number of contexts, identify principle characteristics of Auslan signs, and describe generally the cultural and historical trends and issues of the Deaf community.


 Starts 13 July, 2017

20 Weeks

Wednesday: 6pm to 8:30pm

Training will be provided in an immersive Auslan environment

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Know a Local Legend?

The Queen’s Baton Relay commences its Australian journey on 25 December 2017. Legendary people are needed to deliver Her Majesty’s message to the Opening Ceremony of the Games.
Nominees must be: an Australian Citizen or a lawful resident, available 25 December 2017 – 4 April 2018, and 10 years old or older as at 25 December 2017.

Nominations close 15 May 2017

Backbeach Road Reseal Thursday 4th May 2017 7am to 5pm

Please be advised that Road Works will be underway on Backbeach Road on Thursday 4th May 2017.

This will take place from 7:00am to 5:00pm.

Access to properties may be temporary affected, however all attempts to minimise this disturbance will be made.

Please slow down and drive to the conditions of the roads. Safety around Road Works is important for you and for our Crews.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the below number provided.

Best Regards
Dawn Lake
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council
T: 07 4056 9120 ׀ F: 07 4056 9167
56 Sawmill Road
Yarrabah, Qld 4871

170504_ Seal Backbeach Rd[262]


37 new recruits started at Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council on Tuesday 4 April, 2017 to assist with spending $2.81Million on Infrastructure projects in Yarrabah for Works 4 Queensland Program.

Thank you for the State Government for this Job Creation Program. All works will be undertaken by these Local Men and Women. Projects include community Fencing upgrades, Footpath and Draining Maintenance, Upgrades at Jilara Oval, new playgrounds and a BMX track.

‘NAIDOC DAY’ Community Event Planning Meeting will be held at the IKC Building on Monday 15th May 2017.

Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council is hosting the Yarrabah NAIDOC Planning meeting on Monday 15th May 2017.

The meeting will kick off at 2pm and is being held in the Yarrabah IKC Building.  The purpose of the meeting is to come together and start working on a draft timetable and to share ideas for NAIDOC 2017 celebrations in Yarrabah.

The theme has already been chosen for this year, ‘Our Languages Matter—aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that languages play in cultural
identity, lining people to their land and water and in transmission of ATSI history, spiritually and rites, through story & song’.

If you are after more information on this years theme you can head to http://www.naidoc.org.au/ Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council is urging everyone to come along to the meeting and have their say, and tea and coffee will be supplied. Let’s make this years NAIDOC celebrations bigger and better then last year! We are looking for volunteers’ for the day to assist with the organization, planning and activities for the day. Volunteer Forms will be provided.

For more information, please call Lutricia Murgha or Jaeleen Geary on: (07) 40560 774 or visit them in their office located at the RTC Building/ ICL Department.
JGeary@yarrabah.qld.gov.au or lsexton@yarrabah.qld.gov.au as well.


Expressions of Interest: the Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Precinct is seeking applicants/participants within the local community that would like to be considered for training in the Arts Industry.

Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct will be conducting career development workshops from May through to September for any local community members that may be interested and wanting to develop a career in the Visual Arts Industry.

Limited  participants.

Workshop includes:

  • Arts Business Workshop * Identify Suitable Micro Business Training *Computer Training
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Screen Printing
  • Print Making

Materials for these workshops are supplied by the Arts & Cultural Precinct under Council arts policy agreement.

Arts Business Workshops are in partnership with the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and UMI ARTS Limited.

For further information and/or to discuss your eligibility to apply for these Training, please contact:

Darrell Harris, Yarrabah Arts & Cultural precinct Manager on 4056 9145 during business hours.

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Classic Family Portraits 30 March 9am. Don’t forget to see ICAN before entering in to an agreement with Classic Family Portraits.

Classic Family Portraits will be in Yarrabah

Date:  30 March 2017

Time: from 9am

Where:  Bishop Malcolm Park

Council strongly recommends that you make an appointment with ICAN before you enter an agreement with Classic Family Portraits.

ICAN will be in Yarrabah between 9:30am and 12pm on Thursday March 30 at their normal office at the Pharmacy Gurriny Builindg in Workshop Street.

Headspace Cairns Swim, Surf and Splash Party at Tobruk Pool – signed permission slips due 30th March

Hey Everyone

headspace Cairns is hosting a Swim, Surf & Splash Pool Party.

The event celebrates National Youth Week and headspace Cairns 5th Birthday.

So there are twice as many reasons to celebrate!!!

Come along and have a go on the wave rider, obstacle course or just swim and chill with friends.

Date:  2nd of April 2017

Time: 1pm – 5pm

Ages: 12-25 years old

Price: completely FREE!!

Transport:  10:30am from Yarrabah School: – Headspace also have a 55 seater bus to take those children who are interested in going and have filled out the bus permission form.

Permission slips and Waiver Forms:  

Young people under the age of 18 must submit a completed parent/guardian permission / Consent form (attached) and return to your school office by Thursday 30th March 2016.

Young people under the age of 18 will also need to have a signed waiver form from a parent or guardian to use the Flow Rider (attached).

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What to bring: Togs, towel, hat, sunscreen, change of clothes, shoes, bag for wet belongings


Pick up and Drop off information below.

Pick up
Time Pick up point
10.30 am Yarrabah State High School, Backbeach Rd, Yarrabah
11.15 am Gordonvale High School, 85 Sheppards St, Gordonvale
11.25 am Hambledon Hotel, Bruce Highway, Edmonton
11.35 am Bentley Park College 7-12, Senior bus stop, Borrowdale Cl, Edmonton
11.50 am Bus stop outside Caltex Woree on Mulgrave Rd, Woree

(opposite Cannon Park Racecourse)

Drop off
5.20 pm Bus stop outside Caltex  Woree on Mulgrave Rd, Woree

(opposite Cannon Park Racecourse)

5.35 pm Bentley Park College 7-12, Senior bus stop, Borrowdale Close Edmonton
5.45 pm Hambledon Hotel, Bruce Highway Edmonton
5.55 pm Gordonvale Hight School, 85 Sheppards St, Gordonvale
6.40 pm Yarrabah State High School, Backbeach Rd, Yarrabah