Q.I.T.E. is making a direct and economic difference to our communities by investing in Business Enterprises.
These enterprises are established to meet the needs identified within the community, and/or opportunities identified for disadvantaged target groups. Q.I.T.E. has provided funding and on-going subsidies where required, to ensure viable business enterprises can provide opportunities for work experience, skills training, and employment.
Q.I.T.E.’s Business Enterprises include:
- QT’S Early Learning Centre
- Passenger Transport Service servicing farmers and clients
- Ravenshoe Pantry and Timber Workshop
- Mareeba Community Garden
- Cairns Community Pantry
Q.I.T.E. proudly represents the community on local, regional and national issues relating to training, employment and social inclusion.
Q.I.T.E. has been part of the Tablelands and Cairns region for over 30 years and we work consistently to build and maintain positive pro-active relationships with other service providers, government agencies and local government.
At the forefront of our philosophy and strategic planning is community development. This has also resulted in Q.I.T.E. providing services such as:
- Farm and environment based horticulture programs
- Life coaching programs
- Youth programs
- Adult literacy and numeracy
- Indigenous programs
Our commitment to community collaboration is reflected in our organisation’s investment in staff to work and build strong networks in:
- Local community response groups
- Homelessness and affordable housing
- Social/community planning/steering committees
- Indigenous forums, workshops and response groups
- Aged and seniors forums
- Transport and infrastructure response groups
- District youth achievement committee and forums
- Mentoring programs
- Employer and industry reference groups.
Q.T’s Early Learning Centre
QT’s Child Care Centre was opened in September 2009 and provides quality day care services for up to 70 children per day (from 6 weeks to 5 years).
The purpose-built state of the art facility provides a vibrant and nurturing environment for all age groups. All wipes and sun cream is provided.
QT’s qualified and experienced staff pride themselves on providing a high quality program that is fun, and educational.
Join QT’s where we grow and learn together!
Passenger Transport Services
Q.I.T.E. Passenger Transport Services is a dedicated service providing transport from Q.I.T.E.’s offices to employees’ workplaces if they do not own their own vehicle (for a fee). In a community with limited public transport especially to remote farms, this service provides benefits to local employers and employees alike. If you are looking to hire or lease a bus please call Q.I.T.E. and we will be happy to discuss your options.
Passenger Transport Service commenced the school bus service in 2016, each day we pick up and drop off on average 40/50 children from five designated Mareeba bus stops, Ward Street, Adams Street, Yumba (Courtney Street), Lions Park (Haren Street), and Peterson Street. This service was implemented to assist families who live in these areas with no access to the state bus system or transport to get their children to school.
If you require more information please contact the Q.I.T.E. Mareeba office.
Passenger Transport Service have been transporting people with a disability to their workplace at the Endeavour Foundation business on Cobra Road. Endeavour Foundation offers supported employment opportunities for people with an intellectual disability providing an opportunity to gain new skills.
Some of our many wonderful collaborations working within the community to fulfill a need.