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Welcome to Tec-NQ

Training, Education & Careers in Townsville, North Queensland

At Tec-NQ, trades are a career of first choice. Tec-NQ is a registered training organisation (RTO) and a senior secondary school that has been in operation since 2007. Tec-NQ provides a range of training and educational programs to Townsville and the North Queensland region including full-time apprentice training, on demand industry training, pre-employment programs and school-based apprentice programs. Students that complete the school-based apprentice program have the opportunity to complete Year 12 with an apprenticeship, their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), a Certificate II qualification in Business, Workplace Practices or Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways, IT and advanced progression towards a Certificate III in their chosen career field. Tec-NQ is different. It’s close association with local industry provides clear insight into what industry wants and needs. Tec-NQ’s dedicated industry team and training professionals operate full time to understand the training and employment needs of local industry and customise training schedules and unit plans around those needs. Tec-NQ’s flexible blend of on-the-job and block training allows employers to have their apprentices out on the job when they need them.  
Construction. Engineering. Electrotechnology. Automotive. Tec-NQ was founded on, and provides, the best training in the region for these core trades. ... Read More
Tec-NQ’s flagship school-based program has helped hundreds of young men and women get their start in a trade-based career. This program delivers a ... Read More
At Tec-NQ, trades are a career of first choice. Tec-NQ is different. It’s close association with local industry provides clear insight into what ind... Read More
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Tec-NQ's Year 11 students were spoilt with breakfast made by Glenn from BussQ this morning. Thanks for a great start to our day Glenn! ... See MoreSee Less

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These images, care of Tec-NQ's Year 11 IT students show a Samsung S4 Zoom that has had the camera rim damaged, one of the students opened up the device to find out if there was a way of returning the lens to a resting position. The other image is of a deceased hard drive, which you would not normally pull apart, but part of being in Information Technology is exploring how things work. This week the Information Technology trade group has begun the journey of exploring what jobs they maybe most interested in and improving their confidence by way of working as a team on various projects. Those projects include developing a simulation game based on the automotive workshop at Tec-NQ, dismantling and reconstruction of electronic components, video production and networking. This all helps to determine the type of placement they may have he opportunity to attend during their work placement blocks. An added benefit of studying at Tec-NQ is that the students were able to get their hands dirty by working in the automotive workshop on a car. Information Technology jobs are not always in a computer shop, as an IT support officer, often you are required to learn about various industries and support the IT infrastructure ... See MoreSee Less

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2016 Open Day – Date Change
Tec-NQ Open Day will be held at the Tec-NQ Campus on Saturday, 4th June 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Live Broadcast...
2016 Apprentice of the Year winners announced *
It was a great evening at The Brewery Banquet Centre on March 18, where our finalists and winners were lauded and applauded. Congr...
Window into the workshops *
It's been a busy first three months at Tec-NQ, here is just a snapshot of those activities. ...