Training Courses & Resources

Training Calendar






COST (inc GST)

MARCH 2015
Grants Writing Seminar March 07 9:00am-12noon Gerard Byrne VNQ Offices
MAY 2015
Management Committee Essentials May 02 9:00am-12noon Gerard Byrne VNQ Offices
JULY 2015
Marketing for Community Groups July 04 9:00am-12noon Gerard Byrne VNQ Offices
Project and Event Management September 05 9:00am-12noon Gerard Byrne VNQ Offices
Grants Planning for 2016 November 07 9:00am-12noon Gerard Byrne 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 a Community Skilling 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 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
Centacare NQ
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

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

Learn how to care for local wildlife.

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

Centacare NQ

Centacare NQ run courses for adults and children across many topics. Their program for 2015 includes: Baby Bridges; 123 Magic and Emotion Coaching Parent Program; Circle of Security Parenting; Engaging Adolescents; Parenting Apart; Kaleidoscope (for children aged 6-11 years); Heartsmarts (for children aged 5-9 years); Exploring Anger with Women; Replace Your Rage; Stress Management; Budgeting; Key to Enrich your Relationship; Safe Kids (for children aged 6-8 years); Building Connections (seminar)

Other courses and programs are also on offer.

For more details or to register for a course contact Centacare NQ on:
Ph: 4772 9000 or

Cootharinga Training Rm Lectures

Cootharinga Training Rm
24 Keane St - Currajong

Towards a Better Life Workshop
February 25-26 - 9:00am-4:30pm
Cost: $220
Intro to Social Role Valorisation. Gain a deeper awareness of the circumstances of people who are devalued by society.

Now that you have been to Social Role Valorisation now what? Workshop
February 27 - 9:00am-4:30pm
Cost: $110
Manage a workforce effectively with practices consistant with SRV.

Register by February 13 (both workshops) to:
Cootharinga Society of North Queensland
Ph: 4759 2024 or

Mental Health First Aid Course

February 25-26 - 9:00am-4:00pm
MIFNQ Office
59A Cambridge St- Vincent
Cost: $100

12 hour course to improve mental health awareness in the community.

For more details or to register contact:
Mental Illness Fellowship of North Queensland
Ph: 4725 3664

Working with Young People - Self Harm, Self Injury Behaviors Workshop

February 26 - 9:00am-12:30pm
Queensland Youth Services
1/54 Keane St - Currajong
Cost: $99
Presenter: Garry King

For more details contact: