Training Courses & Resources

Training Calendar






COST (inc GST)

August 2014
Management Committee Essentials (rescheduled) August 06 5:30pm-7:30pm Gerard Byrne VNQ Offices
September 2014
Marketing September 06 9:00am-12noon Gerard Byrne VNQ Offices
Volunteer Managers Network Meeting & Training Sessions September 18 9:30am-12noon TBA VNQ Offices
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

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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.


There are no presentations currently available.
More presentations will be available soon.


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
July 26
August 30
September 27
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
August 10
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

July 30 - Children Series: Making Arrangments for Children
August 27 - Property Settlement Series
September 24 - Children Series: Relocation
October 29 - Property Settlement Series: Spousal Maintenance
November 26 - Children Series: Recovery Orders

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
July 31 - 9:00am-11:00am
September 02 - 9:00am-11:00am
November 12 - 2:00pm-4:00pm

Anti Discrimination Training for Contact Officers
Cost: $354
October 01 - 9:00am-4:00pm

Anti Discrimination Commission Contact Officer Refresher Workshop
October 02 - 9:00am-1:00pm
Cost: $177

Introduction to the Anti Discrimination Act
October 02 - 2:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: $177

Intro to the Anti Discrimination Act for Managers, Supervisors and HR Staff Workshop
October 03 - 9:00am-1:00pm
Cost: $177

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

Water By Design Courses

Cost: $650 per person; $550 discount (including non-profit orgs); multi-course discount applies

Bioretention Design
July 22 - Gladstone
July 24 - Coomera
July 29 - Bundaberg

Construction and Establishment of Vegetated Stormwater Systems
July 23 - Gladstone
July 30 - Bundaberg
July 31 - Cairns
August 26 - Coomera

Managing and Maintaining Vegetated Stormwater Assets
September 23 - Coomera

Full details and registration for each course at:
Vegetated Stormwater Systems

Community Coach Training Program

Become a Community Coach

July 22 - 4:00pm-8:30pm
Millchester SS - Sports Hall
Charters Towers
Cost: FREE

For anyone interested in coaching children in sport.
Nationally recognised coaching certificate.

For more details contact:
Email: or

What does the future look like in a Consumer Directed World?

July 23 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Sports House
Redpath St - North Ward
Cost: FREE

Workshop for people with a disability, family members and carers.

For more details contact:
NDS - National Disability Services
Ph: 3828 9400 - Cate (not a local call)

Funding Info Session

Get in the Game
July 30 - 7:00-8:30pm
Townsville Sports House

Free info session on Get in the Game, three sport & recreation funding programs.

RSVP by July 28 to:

Ph: 4799 7010

Cultural Community Engagement Workshop

July 30 - 9:00am-1:00pm

Workshop on developing and implementing strategies for engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.

For more details contact:
The Smith Family
Ph: 4725 4052

Professional Development Workshop

Working with Young People and Cannabis
July 23 - 6:30pm-8:00pm
Community Training Australia
261 Ross River Rd - Aitkenvale
Cost: Free

Community Training Australia (CTA) offer a free professional develoment workshops each month on different community services. For organisations, professionals, students or members of the community.

For more details contact:
Community Training Australia
Ph: 4772 4103