Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary takes out top training award

One of the Gold Coast’s most iconic tourist attractions, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, has taken out the region’s Employer of the Year award.

The title was given to the sanctuary in the ‘medium’ business category, at last night’s South East Queensland’s 2022 Queensland Training Awards.

The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will celebrate its 75th birthday next month.


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Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer says the accolade is just another reason to celebrate.

“The heritage-listed attraction first opened to the public in 1947 as a small-scale lorikeet feeding display known as the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary,” Ms Farmer says.

“Owned and operated by National Trust Australia Queensland, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has been recognised for its extensive, individualised training programs to suit a workforce spread across multiple industries,

“Training is an essential part of the culture, and all staff are actively encouraged to complete ongoing professional development.”

The sanctuary currently has seven school-based trainees and 91 active vocational students.

Local winners, including Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, have now progressed to the State Final on September 17 in Brisbane.