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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.

Our History

Initially founded as the Australian Technical College North Queensland the organisation was funded as part of the federal governments Australian Technical College’s program. 2009 saw the closure of this program and the launch of Tec-NQ as an independent organisation in early 2010.
Tec-NQ has grown progressively since its inception and currently students and apprentices in the fields of Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrotechnology, Automotive, Engineering and IT.
In 2015 Tec-NQ  opened a Regional Training Accommodation Facility (RTAF) for both regionally based students and apprentices.

Tec-NQ also delivers Certificate 111 in Electrotechnology in Mackay for apprenticeship training.  Students must be employed as an apprentice within the industry. 
The Tec-NQ Board and Staff are proud to serve the local community.


Why choose Tec-NQ?

Our Training Model

Benefits of blended learning


Julie Hyde

Chief Executive Officer


Neil Whitley

School-based Programs Manager


Deborah Robertson

Executive Business Manager


Jennifer Trybula

Manager, Strategic Projects


Emily Trevethick

Marketing and Communications Team Leader

Stacey Cox

Human Resources & Safety Advisor

Sharon Cooper-Saxby

Executive Assistant

Nellie Olsen

Quality Systems and Reporting Advisor

Tom Kennedy

Operations Administration Officer

Angie Lorger



Joanne Hoskins

Stakeholder Engagement Manager (Executive)


Ben Clarkson

Industry Liaison Officer Carpentry and Plumbing

Liat Talora

Industry Liaison Officer Automotive and IT

Colleen Callaghan

Enrolments Officer

Leon Major

IT Support Leader

Joel Sullivan

IT Support Trainee

Fernando Olmos

Systems Development Officer

Heather Rice

Student Development Manager


Pennie Trevethick

Head of Accommodation Facility (Acting)

Andrew Brown

Academic and I.T. Facilitator

Jenny Dunstan

Finance Officer

Miranda Hankin

Payroll Officer

Allan Griffiths

Assets Officer

David Chellingworth

Automotive Facilitator

Renz Loto

Carpentry Facilitator

Shannon Bailley

Plumbing Facilitator

Michael Errington

Electrical Facilitator

Hazel Kuveya

Electrical Facilitator


Geoff Swanson

Electrical Facilitator

Rob Connolly

Electrical Facilitator

John Edwards

Engineering Facilitator

Perry Goebel

Engineering Facilitator

Danielle Taylor

E-Learning Advisor

Danielle Raisbeck

Operations Administration Officer

Martin Matejcic

Academic Facilitator

Rhys Hansen

Plumbing Facilitator

Patrick Gela

Accommodation Shift Leader

Craig Davison

Diesel Fitting Facilitator

Neal Larsen

Automotive Facilitator

Teneile Gordy

Administration Officer

Michael Humphris

Graduate Accountant

Ryan Martino

Electrical Facilitator

Sharon Tobin

Academic Facilitator

Michael Hegarty

Academic Facilitator

Tracy Braun

Academic Facilitator

Wayne Santo

Enterprise Facilitator

Shaun Butcher

Voc-Ed Programs Manager


Ross Jorgensen

Operations Manager (Executive)


Charlie Pashalis

RTO Manager


David Lee

Carpentry Facilitator


Tec-NQ is proud to offer an accommodation service that allows regional students from across Queensland to access its unique school-based trade training program.

24 hour supervised care is provided. The facility is operated by a team of dedicated staff that strive to maintain a close knit, inclusive social environment. Nutritious meals are provided. Wellbeing support includes routine medical checks.

The 44 bed facility is located on Bowen Road close to shops and sporting facilities in sunny, tropical Townsville. The premises are safe and secure. There is a swimming pool, pool table and dart board available to students. Each double occupancy room has a television, refrigerator and bathroom facility.

Tutorials are provided as necessary through the Tec-NQ training facility and homework support is provided by supervisors at the accommodation facility. It is our aim to support your student in completing their goal to achieve their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and complete their trade program.

Welcome to Tec-NQ.


Apply Now

Jan 01, 2017, 08:01 AM - 16:12 PM

Apply Now for any of the programs that Tec-NQ offer.

Information Evening

Jul 11, 2017, 17:07 PM - 19:07 PM

Tec-Prep applications closing soon! Come along to our info session tomorrow night, take a tour around the campus and hear all about Tec-NQ's Tec-Prep 'try every trade' program. Register at http://www.tecnq.com.au/eoi/ or call 4779 2199