Training Courses & Resources

Training Calendar






COST (inc GST)

April 2014
Volunteer Managers Network Meeting & Training Sessions April 10 9:30am-12noon TBC VNQ Offices
May 2014
Project & Event Management May 03 9:00am-12noon Gerard Byrne VNQ Offices
Volunteer Managers Network Meeting & Training Sessions May 15 9:30am-12noon TBA VNQ Offices
July 2014
Management Committee Essentials July 05 9:00am-12noon Gerard Byrne VNQ Offices
Volunteer Managers Network Meeting & Training Sessions July 17 9:30am-12noon TBA 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

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.


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
April 26
May 31
June 28
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
May 17
August 10
October 25

Learn how to care for local wildlife.

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

Communities for Children Workshops

Are the Kids OK?
April 29
Assessing risk while supporting families.

Working with Complexity
April 30
Working with parents with mental health, substance abuse & family violence issues.

For more details contact:
Communities for Children - Townsville West/The Smith Family
Ph: 4725 4052 or

Anti-Discrimination Workshops

Anti Discrimination Commission Queensland
Level 2 St James Place
155-157 Denham St - CBD

Introduction to the Anti-Discrimination Act for Managers, Supervisors and HR Staff
April 29 - 9:00am-1:00pm

Introduction to the Anti Discrimination Act for Community Organisations
May 15 - 9:00am-11:00am


For more details on either workshop, contact:
Anti Discrimination Commission Queensland
Ph: 4421 4000 or

Teaching Strategies and Behavior Support

May 05 - 9:30am-3:00pm
Brothers Leagues Club
Hervey Range Rd & Golf Link Dr - Kirwan
Cost: Before April 30 - $135; after April 30 - $155

Professional development activities for a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

For more details or to register contact:

An Introduction to Working with Individuals Who Have Self-Destructive Behaviours

May 05-06 - 9:30am-4:30pm
Picnic Bay Surf Lifesaving Club
80 The Strand
Cost: $440

2 day workshop. Accredited for 6 CPE points with ACWA.

Prerequisite for the 3 day Facilitating the SAFE in Oz Consumer Recovery Program.

Mental Health First Aid Course

May 07-08 - 9:00am-4:00pm (registration - 8:30am)
Arcadian Surf Life Saving Club
The Strand (next to the Rock Pool)
Cost: $100 per person

12 hour workshop to improve mental health awareness in the community and to teach the first signs of mental health issues, and appropriate responses.

For more details and the registration form contact:
Mental Illness Fellowship North Qld
Ph: 4725 3664 or

Australian Learning Communities Network Regional Conference

Theme: Communities Learning Together
May 08
C2 Civic Theatre
41 Boundary St - South Townsville
Cost: $50 per person

Registrations are now open.

For practitioners and community members with an interest in learning, training and community education and development. Program includes speakers, panel discussions and workshops.

Full details and registration on the website.

Dealing with Anxiety and Depression

May 09 - 7:00pm
Carville Seniors Hall
cnr Diprose and Albury Sts - Pimlico
Cost: $15 per person; $10 concession

A public talk with Lama Choedak on dealing with anxiety and depression.

For more details or to register contact:
Tharlam Ling Buddhist Centre Inc.
Ph: 0499 026 184