Training Facilities and Services

CQUniversity has a range of training facilities for students to learn practical, hands-on skills in their chosen vocation or trade. Training facilities include beauty and hairdressing salons, restaurants and catering facilities.

Beauty Salons

Staff, students and members of the public are welcome to book appointments with the beauty salons. Services include:

  • Waxing
  • Tinting
  • Nail treatments
  • Body and facial treatments
  • Massage
  • Tanning.

Find prices for all salons in the beauty menu.

To enquire about prices or to book an appointment, please contact:

Gladstone: (07) 4970 7722
Mackay: (07) 4940 3436
Rockhampton: (07) 4920 2395

Canteens and Catering

Bird Cage Cafe Emerald
Operating Hours 9 am - 1 pm
Ph (07) 4980 4142

Bird Cage Cafe Mackay City
Operating Hours 8.30 am - 1.30 pm
Ph (07) 4940 3272

Bird Cage Cafe Ooralea
Operating Hours 8.30 am - 1.30 pm
Ph (07) 49407466

Bird Cage Bar and Lounge Northside Campus
Operating Hours 7.30 am - 5 pm
Ph (07) 4930 9723

Bird Cage Cafe Rockhampton City
Operating Hours 8 am - 2 pm
Ph (07) 4920 2167

Capricornia College Catering
CQUniversity Rockhampton North
Phone: (07) 4930 9587

Hairdressing Salons

Hairdressing training salons are located at CQUniversity Gladstone, Mackay and Rockhampton and are open to staff, students and the wider community.

Students undertake both theory and practical sessions at the salons where pre-vocational students and apprentices practice their skills in hairdressing techniques.

Price lists are available at each salon and while clients are required to sign an indemnity form prior to receiving services, students are supervised by teachers at all times.

Hairdressing Training Salon

CQUniversity Gladstone, City (Former CQ TAFE)
Operating Hours: Monday to Wednesday, appointments available from 9 am - 1 pm.
Ph: (07) 4970 7735

'Harlequin' Hairdressing Salon

CQUniversity Mackay, City (Former CQ TAFE)
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4.30 pm
Ph: (07) 4940 3261

'Hair Essence' Hairdressing Salon

CQUniversity Rockhampton, City (Former CQ TAFE)
Operating Hours: Monday to Wednesday 8.30 am - 3 pm
Ph: (07) 4920 2300


The two training restaurants located at CQUniversity Mackay and Rockhampton are open to the public on specific dates and times to provide students with the opportunity to practice their skills and be assessed in catering, hospitality and front-line management. Each restaurant has a kitchen and dining area where students undertake practical training in food preparation, customer service and hospitality management.

Students assist in operating the restaurants which offer a variety of high quality and affordable meals and beverages.

To make a reservation to dine at one of the restaurants, please phone the following numbers:

Willby's Training Restaurant

CQUniversity Rockhampton, City (Former CQ TAFE)
Operating Hours: Thursday lunch, Coffee Shop open Wednesday and Thursday, 10 am - 12 noon
Bar Sessions: Selected Friday's from 4 pm - 7.30 pm
Ph: (07) 4920 2777

Check our calendar for availability.

The 5th Floor Training Restaurant

CQUniversity Mackay, City (Former CQ TAFE)
Operating Hours: Open at selected times during the term. Please contact the restaurant for times and dates.
Ph: (07) 4940 3391