What Did You Do Last Weekend

It is always fun to hear what the students have enjoyed doing over the weekend. We have surfers and tennis players and rock climbers and sun worshippers. There are students who enjoy visiting the local markets, or exploring the hinterland.

Ferhat Büekücü  enjoys photography amongst other things and he takes the most wonderful photos.   He kindly shared this one of Castaways Beach. IMG_7508It is one of my favourite place to run, especially in the late afternoon when the light is so beautiful. Thank you Ferhat for sharing this one with us.



Welcome New Students

A big welcome to the new students who arrived today! Good luck with your studies and enjoy your stay here in beautiful Noosa. 


From left to right

Back Row: Mathieu (France), Carmen (Switzerland), Virginie (Switzerland), Marcel (Switzerland), Sarah (Switzerland), Ane (Spain), Reto (Switzerland), Yoann (Switzerland)

Front Row: Chien-Wen ‘Annie’ (Taiwan), Xuan-Hui ‘Ellen’ (Taiwan), Arisa (Japan), Jessica (Switzerland), Tina (Switzerland), Kana (Japan), Erika (Japan), Marine (Switzerland)

More Jobs!!

Babysitter wanted in Noosa next week

Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads QLD 4567

Hi, we are coming to Noosa next week for a family holiday (from 30 Sept to 5 Oct). We’re a relaxed fun, family with 3 children (7, 5 and 2). We’re looking for a casual babysitter to mind the children while we go out for a few hours for dinner in the evenings and maybe a couple of lunches. We pay $20 per hour. Please contact me if you’re interested, have prior experience and have good references. Many thanks.

Call Sheridan on


Cafe assistant

Noosa Junction, Noosa Heads QLD 4567

Mature cafe assistant required for busy Noosa Junction cafe/takeaway. Experience in sandwich preparation an advantage. No backpackers. Casual position 4 hours a day 3 -4 days a week including Saturday. Please email resume.

Call Ann on 0451113931 

Casual Market Work Noosa & Eumundi Cooking & Prep Position

I have a position available in my market stall selling our Greek Souvlaki and specialty dishes. The applicant will need to be honest, reliable, outgoing, friendly, flexible and available to work weekends on a casual basis.

I preferably need somebody who has a car/van/ute with a tow ball on their vehicle who is happy to tow a trailer & put some extra items in the vehicle, if you dont have a vehicle then mine can be used.

The position will involve working at Eumundi on Saturday and Noosa Farmers Market on Sunday plus other events as required.

The hours are casual and may involve
*Set up & pull down of stall
*Saturday & Sunday work
*approx 6-10 hours each day
*Flat grill and BBQ cooking
*Food preparation
*Ability to work within a small team environment
*Knowledge of food hygiene and food handling procedures (preferred but not essential)
*Customer service & cash handling experience is essential.
*Own ABN and insurance (preferred but not essential)

This will be on a trial basis to begin with and ongoing work if successful. I am looking to begin training as soon as possible, please contact Craig on 0402829623

Expierienced bar man

1/40-42 Duke Street, Sunshine Beach QLD 4567

expierienced bar man wanted for weekend and night shifts in Sunshine Beach. Must have cocktail and wine knowledge. Current QLD RSA is essential. Call Craig on 0408080585 

Looking for Work?

Handyman / Property Maintenance Assistant
Odd Job Gents – Sunshine Coast QLD

In order to continue meeting our rapid growth, Odd Job Gents is eagerly seeking a Handyman Assistant to join its team as soon as possible.

Odd Job Gents is a family run business on the Sunshine Coast that offers a wide range of property management services to local residents and commercial clients. We aim to consistently deliver a high level of service that is friendly, polite and helpful while ensuring that every job is completed to a high standard.
In less than 1 year, our business has experienced tremendous growth and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. For the right candidate, this could offer excellent career prospects.


  • Being a handyman requires a certain level of fitness, strength and endurance in order to complete certain jobs. The right candidate will need to demonstrate this.
  • A strong attention to detail is essential.
  • Confident in using a wide range of power tools
  • A lateral thinker that can “think outside the square”
  • Good problem solving skills.


  • Level headed approach to situations
  • Positive “can do” attitude
  • Consistent in a high paced environment
  • Willingness to learn and to be coached
  • Timeous and well presented


  • Although no formal handyman experience is required, preference will naturally be given to those that do have a trade or factory/warehouse background.
  • Australian driver’s license essential
  • Minimum 12 months consistent work experience required
  • Australian permanent resident or citizens only


If you like working with your hands, enjoy spending most of your time outdoors and you’re looking for job diversity, then this could be the perfect fit for you.
Being a handyman includes a wide range of trades and jobs such as painting, landscaping, gardening, general repairs, concreting, various wall mounts, carpentry, pressure cleaning, and lots more. For most jobs, there is no manual available and very often common sense will prevail. A good handyman is therefore someone that knows what to ask, where to look and how best to approach a task, keeping the end goal in mind.
The role of an Assistant Handyman or Property Maintenance Assistant is simply to support the handyman onsite. There is very little administration, although over time this would become part of the role as you gain experience and are given more autonomy.

  • Casual, average 20hrs per week, with view to going part/full time within 3 – 6 months.
  • $21 per hour
  • Mon-Fri only (working times vary between 7:30am and 4pm)

(No recruitment agencies please)

To Apply go to: http://au.indeed.com/cmp/Odd-Job-Gents/jobs/Handyman-4f99ccef60ea204b

Housekeepers / Cleaners
Green Lime Cleaning – Noosa Heads QLD

Green Lime Cleaning currently requires contract cleaners for our resort, holiday home and holiday unit clients.

Servicing properties located between Noosa and Peregian Beach, you will be responsible for cleaning and servicing resort rooms, holiday homes and holiday units located between Noosa Heads (Hastings Street) and Peregian Beach, mainly between 9:30am and 3:00pm. You will be required to work across 7 days with some weekend work on most weeks.

To join us, you need:
– Previous cleaning experience, preferably within a resort/holiday home environment
– Be available for an immediate start;
– Reliability, an eye for detail and the ability to work independently;
– Flexibility to work across 7 days
– Able to supply contact details for two (2) referees we can speak with;
– An ABN (or be prepared to get one);
– A current police clearance;
– A reliable car.

In return, you will be:
-Paid a competitive “per property cleaned” rate;
-Supplied with all chemicals and products (NB: you will need to supply your own vacuum cleaner and mop/bucket)
-Supported throughout your initial training and provided with your rostered cleans each week in advance;
-Receive a complimentary uniform shirt (to be worn while working for us with black shorts).

If you’re the sort of person who gets a real kick out of working alongside professionals who value quality service delivery as much as you do, then send us an email, letting us know your experience, availability and the reasons why you’d like to join.

To Apply go to: http://au.indeed.com/cmp/Green-Lime-Cleaning/jobs/Housekeeper-47e0e3fb20cbd067


Christmas Casual Sales Assistant Position l Sunshine Coast

Location: 5 Locations
Posted on: 16 September 2014

At Lorna Jane our mission is to inspire women to live their best life through the philosophy of Active Living and the daily practice of Move Nourish Believe.

Lorna Jane isn’t just a global activewear brand; it is an exhilarating way of life. Our customer is at the heart of our innovation and we strive to empower women to be the best they can be. With active women in mind, Lorna Jane passionately delivers industry-leading activewear and superior quality service.

Our Lorna Jane team is the life force that unites our sisterhood and plays a pivotal role in the success of Lorna Jane. They look toward the future, believe that anything is possible and motivate our customers to be stronger, happier, healthier women.

Lorna Jane is seeking Expressions of Interest for Casual Sales Guns to join our stores over the Christmas/New Year period. Are you ready for action?
You will be responsible for:

  • Creating an inspiring, motivating and energising customer experience
  • Achieving business targets, KPI’s and goals
  • Sharing the Move, Nourish, Believe philosophy with our customers

We are looking for someone that:

  • LOVES providing an exceptional customer experience
  • Lives the Move, Nourish, Believe philosophy and has a strong passion for Lorna Jane
  • Has worked in a high turnover, fast paced retail environment
  • Thrives when working towards sales targets and KPI’s
  • Has the ability to use initiative and work efficiently
  • Is available for a 3 month period, over November – January period

What can we offer?

As part of the Lorna Jane Sisterhood, you will receive a base salary, bonus scheme, opportunities to receive incentives, generous staff discounts AND the opportunity to grow in your DREAM JOB!

Take the opportunity to work for a brand you believe in and develop your retail career – APPLY NOW!

Please NOTE, applications must be received by 5:00pm, Monday 6th October 2014.

Please be aware that you may be requested to attend a group interview as part of the recruitment process, for which we may contact you via phone or email. We appreciate your patience whilst we process the high number of applications usually received, which Lorna Jane endeavours to respond to as soon as possible after the closing date.

This position is available at:

Shop 367 Kawana Shopping World 119 Point Cartwright Drive
4575 QLD

Shop 202 Sunshine Plaza Horton Parade
4558 QLD

Shop 4 and 5 Pacific Beach Resort 95 Mooloolaba Esplanade
4557 QLD

Shop D7 Bay Village 18 Hastings Stree

Healthy Cooking Class: Good and bad fats

Today’s workshop we looked at the different types of fats we consume and learnt which ones are best to use in our cooking, added to foods, and which ones to avoid. Below is some helpful information on fats in our diet.

Healthy Fats

Monounsaturated fat. This is a type of fat found in a variety of foods and oils. Studies show that eating foods rich in monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease. Research also shows that MUFAs may benefit insulin levels and blood sugar control, which can be especially helpful if you have type 2 diabetes. Monounsaturated fat is found in foods such as avocados, almonds, cashews, peanuts and cooking oils made from plants or seeds such as sunflower, canola, soybean, olive, sesame and peanut oils.

Polyunsaturated fat. This is a type of fat found mostly in plant-based foods and oils. Evidence shows that eating foods rich in polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease. PUFAs may also help decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes. Omega-3 and Omega-6 are types of polyunsaturated fat.  Nutritionists call omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids “essential” fats for good reason. The human body needs them for many functions, from building healthy cells to maintaining brain and nerve function. Our bodies can’t produce them. The only source is food. Polyunsaturated fat (omega-6) is found in foods such as fish, tahini (sesame seed spread), margarine, linseed (flaxseed), sunflower and safflower oil, pine nuts and brazil nuts.  Polyunsaturated fat (omega-3) is found in oily fish such as tuna, salmon, sardines and blue mackerel as well as walnuts and linseeds.

Unhealthy fats

Saturated fat. This is a type of fat that comes mainly from animal sources of food, such as red meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products. Saturated fat raises total blood cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, which can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. Saturated fat may also increase your risk of type 2 diabetes.

Trans fat. This is a type of fat that occurs naturally in some foods in small amounts. But most trans fats are made from oils through a food processing method called partial hydrogenation. By partially hydrogenating oils, they become easier to cook with and less likely to spoil than do naturally occurring oils. Research studies show that these partially hydrogenated trans fats can increase unhealthy LDL cholesterol and lower healthy high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. This can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.

In today’s class, the student had a chance to make a Raw Carrot Cake packed full of good fats, and the final product was delicious!!!

good fats

Fluid Power Yoga

This yoga class assists with building strength and enhancing agility, flexibility while moving with a flow. Through rhythmic, circular and spiraling movements, students learn to liberate poses that are often rigidly held, allowing them to grow stronger and more flexible with grace.

fluid power