Training Courses & Resources

Training Calendar






COST (inc GST)

November 2014
Sponsorship & Fundraising November 01 9:00am-12noon Gerard Byrne VNQ Offices
Volunteer Managers Network Meeting & Training Sessions November 20 9:30am-12noon TBA VNQ Offices

Bookings Essential - places are limited.

For more details or to book contact VNQ:
Ph: 4725 5990 or

More training courses are added throughout the year.

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Volunteering North Queensland's training program is run in partnership with the Townsville City Council.

Video Presentations

All videos are hosted on YouTube and will open in new windows.


Management Committee Essentials Training

Part 1: What is Good Governance?

Part 2: Building Your Committee

Part 3: Effective Orientation & Communication

Part 4: Committee Roles and Boundaries

Part 5: Financial Accountability

Part 6: Evaluation and Managing Risk

Part 7: Importance of Succession Planning

Part 8: Top Tips for Successful Committees


Submission Writing Training

Part 1: Intro to Submission Writing

Part 2: Finding Suitable Grants

Part 3: Writing a Submission

Part 4: Submission Writing Tips

Part 5: Ways NOT to get a Grant

Part 6: Acquittals and Followup

Part 7: Submission Writing Resources

Training Presentations

PowerPoint Presentations from recent workshops held by VNQ.

Presentations are available online for a limited time. If you would like a copy of a presentation from a previous workshop that's not available here, please contact VNQ's Community Educator/Coordinator for assistance.

If you do not have PowerPoint installed, you can download the PowerPoint Viewer to view the slideshows.
This download is available free from Microsoft's web site.

Link to PowerPoint Viewer download

There are also viewers available from Microsoft for DOCX and PPTX formats.
DOCX Viewer
PPTX Viewer

If you have any difficulty opening any of the files, please do not hesitate to contact VNQ for assistance.


Marketing for Community Organisations - September 06, 2014
Presenter: Gerard Byrne


Extra resources.

A handy Tip Sheet for grant applications - Grant Tip Sheet (PDF format)

Free E book on Grants Writing
Not-for-profit Grants in Australia: management and accountably made easy for not-for profit organisations
Co-authored by Gerard Byrne, Merridie Martin, and Professor Robin Woellner.
Download from: Link

Training Room Hire

If you're looking for a convenient, inexpensive, modern and friendly place to hold meetings and training sessions, Volunteering North Queensland (VNQ) might have the solution.

VNQ now offer the use of a modern training room, available to hire by other organisations for either half or full days.

For more information, click the link below to view the Training Room Hire brochure.

Link to Brochure (Word document)

Other Training Providers




Townsville Publishers and Writers Centre
Court House Theatre - Sturt Street
Events, workshops and more. Email:
NQ Training & Community Centre Inc.
15 Lonerganne Street - Garbutt
Computer Skills Training Ph: 4779 7268
Centrecare Townsville
410 Ross River Road - Cranbrook
Early Intervention Service
A variety of courses for adults and children.
Ph: 4772 9000
Family Planning Queensland
5 Castlemaine Street - Kirwan
Family Education Programs Ph: 4723 8184
TP Human Capital
Level 1, 48 Gregory Street - North Ward
Various computer program and professional development courses. Ph: 4772 3800
2/22 Hervey Range Road
Accredited Computer Training
Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program
Ph: 4723 1666
The Women's Centre
50-52 Patrick Street - Aitkenvale
Hosts a wide range of weekly groups for women. Ph: 4775 7555
Relationships Australia
50 Paxton Street - North Ward
Family Support Service
Programs covering relationship skills, family skills and professional training.
Ph: 1300 364 277
Community Lyfe ConneX-ons
Corner Ronan & Palmerston Sts - Vincent
Community Literacy Program
Course in Adult Literacy & Numeracy 30719QLD
Ph: 4795 2797
Domain Central - Garbutt
Various training courses & workshops.
Including Community Manual Handling training
Ph: 4759 5600
Impact Training Centre First Aid Training - 2 day course
Held first week of every month.
Cost: Full course - $125; CPR Refresher - $60
Ph: 4795 2797
Salvation Army - Hope for Life Suicide Prevention & Bereavement Support Programs Website:
NQ Training Services Various training courses.
Including Certificate III courses.

CORES (COmmunity Response to Eliminating Suicide) - One Day Courses

An emotional wellbeing, first aid awareness course. Learn to recognise the early warning signs and appropriate strategies to follow.

2/22 Hervey Range Road
Free to all Townsville residents

Training Dates
Last Saturday of Each Month
October 25
November 29

For more details, or to register, contact:

NQ Wildlife Care Basic Training

Bookings Essential

Cost: Adult/non-member $15; Child -15 $5; Member $5

Training Dates
October 25

Learn how to care for local wildlife.

Please visit the website to download an information pack before booking.

Ask Nola Webinar Schedule

North Queensland Online Legal Access - Webinars

October 29 - Property Settlement Series: Spousal Maintenance
November 26 - Children Series: Recovery Orders

Living Well with MS Program

October 11 - November 15
Saturdays - 10:30am-12:30pm
Level 2, JCU Health Clinical Practice Building
James Cook University

For people in the early years of living with MS. Strategies, support and information.

RSVP by September 26 to:

MS Queensland
Ph: 4772 3333

Autism Professional Learning Workshops

Townsville RSL
139 Charters Towers Rd - Hermit Park
Cost: $110 per workshop

Managing Stress in Individuals with ASD
October 13 - 3:30pm-5:30pm

Starting School
October 14 - 9:30am-11:30am

Transition to High School
October 14 - 12:30-2:30pm

Motivating & Engaging Students with ASD
October 14 - 3:30pm-5:30pm

Professional learning workshops on working with people with ASD for a variety of audiences, presented by Autism Queensland.

For full details contact Austism Queensland or visit their website.

Ph: 3273 0000 (not local)

Free HLT30212 Certificate III in Non-Emergency Client Transport

October 20 - November 28
6 week course
Cost: FREE

This is a Community Learning program funded and supported by the Queensland Government, supplied by TOTTS Community Flyer in partnership with St John Ambulance.

The program targets disadvantaged learners who are not on mainstream income support and are not accessing Australian Government employment services or assistance.

Register your interest by October 16 to:
Ph: 07 - 3422 7931 (not a local call)

Building Active Communities Workshop

October 23 - 6:00pm-9:00pm
Sports House
3-9 Redpath St - North Ward
Cost: FREE

For more details contact:
Dept of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing
Ph: 4799 7010

Anti-Discrimination Training

Level 2 St James Place
155-157 Denham St - Townsville CBD

Introduction to the Anti-Discrimination Act for Community Organisations
Cost: FREE
November 12 - 2:00pm-4:00pm

For more details contact:
Anti Discrimination Commission Queensland
Ph: 4421 4000 or