About Us

jasanddavidThe 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 programmes to seven thousand at-risk youth, in 2003 we followed our dream to establish a leading edge day programme for young people with intellectual and/or physical 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 programme can achieve.

Learning Space

You can keep growing as a person through a range of lifelong learning opportunities.

Training Space

Developing new skills for the real world.

Creative Space

Diverse programs that explore a wide variety of creative arts and interests.

Work Space

A variety of vocational outcomes…springboards into new opportunities.


Opportunities and activities to increase health and well-being.


Developing social skills and the capacity to participate in daily life with increasing independence.

Compass Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs can change the entire trajectory of children with a disability and their family.  This vital intervention and support enables these children to overcome their challenges at an early age and to take up valued roles in their community.

Partner of the month

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Current Compass partners and sponsors include:

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