At Compass Nambour, our Trainees are supported through a structured Learning and Development program

The program covers key elements including Life and Socials Skills, Independent Living Skills, Health and wellbeing, Literacy and Numeracy, Work Readiness and Travel Training.

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What we offer

Nambour’s compass campus offers a range of diverse creative and skill-building activities, including:

  • Food Preparation Programs – focused on developing independent living skills, food safety awareness and hygiene, cooking skills and expanding healthy diet choices. Our program includes grocery shopping and money management.
  • Yoga and Mindfulness – programs designed to focus on mindfulness, meditation and listening skills
  • Music Therapy – Music therapy is a research-based practice and profession, in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health, functioning and well-being. Our program includes exploration of musical instruments, dance and singing.
  • Health and Fitness – including Yoga, Basketball, Swimming and Walking Warriors, with a focus on improving cardiovascular exercise, co-ordination and health.
  • Aikido – A modern Japanese martial arts practice, which promotes controlled relaxation, correct movement of joints such as hips and shoulders, flexibility and endurance.
  • Community Engagement – including visiting the local libraries, community gardens and integration activities across other Compass campuses and social enterprises.


We believe in the power of structured learning and creating meaningful opportunities for continuous development and growth. We also believe that each person has unique passions, talents and abilities, and pride ourselves on offering as many diverse opportunities as possible to help nurture these.

Compass Nambour is growing and can support a large number of Trainees on a daily basis. Our learning and development and skills-based training programs are tailored to the goals, capabilities and passions of each new Trainee that joins.

There’s a world of opportunity at Compass Nambour! Contact us to find out more about whether this is the Campus for you.

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    trainee stories

    • Meet Trainee Nienna

      Meet Trainee Nienna

      When we were first looking at options for Nienna after finishing at Special School, the most important thing for us was finding somewhere that would help her work towards more independence.


    • Meet Trainee Caitlin

      Meet Trainee Caitlin

      It’s a smile we all love – not just Compass staff, but also, pretty much every visitor that comes to Compass Farm knows Caitlin, as she’s often the first to greet them and make them feel welcome with her big and vibrant personality.


    • Meet Trainee Dylan

      Meet Trainee Dylan

      He has gained more confidence and become more adaptable to ever-changing situations. He has connected with his peers and trainers and become quite a happy young man.


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