Community Involvement

We believe strongly in supporting the community in which we live and work, and accordingly offer a range of scholarship programs as well as supporting various charities.


Each year Australis offer scholarships for Certificate and Diploma qualifications, and professional development programs. These scholarships cover the tuition cost of the course and are open to individuals, charities and community organisations (for their staff or clients). Scholarships for 2021 have all been awarded, but applications for 2022 will open in November.

Suit of Change is a not for profit organisation that provides a range of services to men at risk. It was created by Mark Ferguson of Will Valor as a facilitator of clothing donations

Suit of Change’s role is to:

  • Collect and distribute preloved menswear to the non-profits that need it the most
  • Provide style training and personal presentation material to non-profit staff and volunteers
  • Alter garments to ensure they fit well
  • Organise free haircuts and grooming
  • Organise photographers to provide headshots for resume’s

CEO Sleepout

Australis College, through direct participation and/or donations, is a proud supporter of the Vinnies CEO SleepOut. This is where CEO’s and other managers ‘sleep rough’ for one night to help raise awareness and funds for over 100,000 homeless Australians.

St Vincent de Paul Society’s commitment has increased the profile of homelessness and raises crucial funds. Learn more here

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses and we couldn’t think of a better cause than this. To support this wonderful organisation please visit their website at www.makeawish.org.au

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in Australia, and in a lot of cases, with the right education and advice, it can be preventable. Roses In The Ocean is a charitable organisation aimed at preventing suicide through education and shared harness experience.

Bronwen Edwards, CEO and founder of Roses In The Ocean, recently spoke to our community services and counselling faculty students about suicide prevention. Click here to watch her talk

Mudjimba Island Charity Swim

An 11km ocean swim from Mudjimba Beach, around Old Woman Island to Mooloolaba Beach, with swimmers supported by kayakers and a boat crew. This annual event is a major fundraiser for the Nambour and Currimundi Special schools.