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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 and 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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9:00 am Post Trade Interim Gas Work Lice...
Post Trade Interim Gas Work Lice...
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm
Interim Gas Work Licence Course_2014
5:00 pm Intermediate Welding Short Course @ Tec-NQ College
Intermediate Welding Short Course @ Tec-NQ College
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm
Intermediate Welding_2014
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Tec-NQ Apprentice takes out top honour at North Queensland Training Awards
Last Saturday night Steven Green took out the Harry Hauenschild Apprentice of the Year Award at the North Queensland Training Awar...
School-based Apprentice Joshua Tobias in the Bully
Did you see our very own Joshua Tobias in the Townsville Bulletin this morning?  It was great to see a positive news story about ...
Trade Support Loans – interest free loans for apprentices
The Australian Government unvieled a new initiative for apprentices in the Budget. What are Trade...