Welcome to Compass Inc
The Compass Institute Inc. is an award winning Sunshine Coast based Charity dedicated to providing support for people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. While Compass commenced in 1992 providing Alternative Education programs to seven thousand at-risk youth, in 2003 we followed our dream to establish a leading edge day program for young people with disabilities. The intent of the service model was to dramatically change the philosophy behind this type of service from one of passive recreation to a pathway of lifelong learning, skills based training and vocational opportunities. In many ways Compass has rewritten the rule book around what a day program can achieve.
Skill Based Training
Skills based training takes the theory and discipline of learning to the next level. This is where the young person begins to genuinely build capacity, becomes more independent and finds out where their abilities lie through a real hands-on process.
Compass Connections Cafe
With operating hours of Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 2:30pm Connections is very much a working Café offering a full menu of food and beverages. As a Compass enterprise its primary objective is to provide real world work experience and flexible vocational opportunities to people with disabilities.
Green Thumbs Nursery
Green Thumbs Nursery, located on the Compass Farm, is run by a rotation of Farm and Palmwoods trainees.
They are in the process of growing seedlings, herbs and a wide range of plants that are available for purchase at Wabi Sabi – located at 3/2 Main Street, Palmwoods! Some of the herbs are also used in the Harvest Kitchen.
To contact us for more information about our services or any of our enterprises, please submit your details and we’ll be in touch shortly. If you prefer you can also email us
or call (07) 5445 9116