In 2015 Tec-NQ opened its boarding facility, Tec-NQ House, to allow students from across regional and remote Queensland to access its unique trade focused senior school program.

Located in sunny Townsville, North Queensland, Tec-NQ offers a complete boarding program for students including:

  • 24 hour supervised care for your student(s) 7 days per week
  • Comfortable, safe and secure facility
  • Dedicated staff who provide wellbeing support and independence skills
  • Air-conditioned, double occupancy rooms with ensuites
  • Nutritious meals
  • Access to sport, driver’s instruction and social activities
  • Access to Townsville-based work placements

Boarding students at Tec-NQ House are transported daily to and from the training facility and Townsville-based work experience.

Townsville is a vibrant cultural hub. Boarders are able to access festivals, art and sporting facilities. The combination of a warm climate, natural attractions and tropical lifestyle make Townsville a desirable place to study, live and play.


Tec-NQ charges a single, all inclusive boarding rate.  Students may be eligible for a discount if they do not board on the weekends or during work placement.  Contact the enrolments team for more information.                  





Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine each year and surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, Townsville North Queensland is just the place to ignite your sense of wonder.

From the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef to the vast landscapes of the outback and stunning Heritage-listed rainforest, Townsville North Queensland has something for everyone.

Along with views to inspire, Townsville North Queensland is establishing itself as the home of regional Australia’s best live events. From the roar of the Supercars Townsville 400 to the majesty of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, the sights of the Magnetic Island Race Week to the atmosphere of a North Queensland Cowboys home game, Townsville North Queensland is just the place to experience world-class events in the most spectacular of settings.

Living in Townsville