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Top apprentices crowned at the Annual Tec-NQ Industry Awards Gala

By Faith Whelan | April 24, 2024

Tec-NQ’s much anticipated Apprentice of the Year Awards Gala was held on Friday night at The Ville Pavilion, being by far the biggest and most spectacular gala held so far. From early beginnings in the ballroom at the Ville, then known as Jupiters, through various other locations, Tec-NQ has proudly acknowledged over 300 finalists since […]

Tec-NQ partners with QYS LearnIT to deliver Safer Driving Skills Workshops

By Faith Whelan | March 13, 2024

Last week eighty Tec-NQ students in years 10 and 11, participated in the Safer Driving Skills Workshops onsite at Townsville’s DriveIT NQ, motorsport precinct. Funded by QYS (Queensland Youth Services) through their LearnIT driver training program, the four, one-day workshops exposed students to everything you need to know about road safety. With driver experiences including […]

Welcoming Kay-Louise as our new Health Facilitator in 2024

By Faith Whelan | February 19, 2024

KL’s journey to Australia and to Tec-NQ! My journey began in 2007 when I started my undergraduate degree in Children’s Nursing at London South Bank University in the UK. I completed my clinical placements at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and I discovered a passion for emergency paediatrics. I graduated in 2010 and completed […]

Welcoming Michael Hegarty into his new role as Education Manager and Deputy Principal

By Faith Whelan | December 12, 2023

Michael Hegarty began his career as a qualified tradesman in the construction industry working on both residential and industrial projects. During this time he developed a passion for training and education which led him to a university pathway. After working in both state and catholic schooling for many years he began his employment at Tec-NQ […]

The Best of Both Worlds for Year 12 Student Milton

By Faith Whelan | October 4, 2023

Tec-NQ House is recognised as one of the best boarding facilities in the state. Located in Townsville, it is a purpose-built boarding facility for students attending Tec-NQ’s senior school program. The newly built facility accommodates up to 40 and offers students from across regional and remote Queensland a complete boarding. Tec-NQ House is designed to […]


By Faith Whelan | September 8, 2023

Tec-NQ is seeking employer feedback regarding an alternative VET in Schools qualification to replace AUR20705 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation which offers limited mechanical skill building and credit transfer to Certificate III progression. AUR20705 was designed to be delivered by school regulated RTO’s.  As an ASQA regulated RTO, Tec-NQ has the capacity to deliver […]

General Construction Induction Training (White Card) Changes

By Faith Whelan | August 29, 2023

Tec-NQ has been working with WorkSafe Queensland for the better part of a year to implement their new conditions for general construction induction training (GCIT) (white card) in Queensland.  The final stage of implementation has now taken effect with the introduction of new mandated assessment requirements. See the information below from WorkSafe Queensland for a […]

Tec-NQ Cairns Facility – Electrical Update

By Faith Whelan | August 24, 2023

EXCITING THINGS HAPPENING IN CAIRNS June 2023 marked a significant milestone in the short 4 year history of Tec-NQ’s presence in the Cairns environs. For the very first time, our fourth year electrical apprentices have been trained at Cairns and assessed in house utilising our purpose built Capstone testing facility. The facility itself is modelled […]

Tec-NQ Open Day

By Hannah Leith | August 15, 2023

AN ALL AGES COMMUNITY EVENT Saturday August 19 To mark the beginning of celebrations for 2023 National Skills Week, on Saturday August 19, North Queensland Senior School and training organisation, Tec-NQ will throw open its doors for an all ages Open Day with a difference. With 65 trades currently identified as experiencing a national skills […]

Tec-NQ Announces New CEO

By Hannah Leith | July 5, 2023

MEDIA RELEASE New CEO to lead Tec-NQ’s next phase of growth The Tec-NQ Limited Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of Ross Jorgensen as CEO. The announcement comes in the wake of a departure decision by outgoing CEO Julie Hyde. Ross commenced as CEO on 22nd June 2023.  Ross is no newcomer to Tec-NQ […]


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