The North Queensland region spans from Ingham in the North to the Whitsundays in the south, and as far west as Mount Isa. It incorporates the regional centre of Townsville, the shire of Burdekin, as well as smaller rural towns including Charters Towers, Bowen, and Normanton.

Our North Queensland locations offer courses ranging from entry-level skill sets and certificates through to high-level diplomas. Whether you're starting, changing, or enhancing your career we have a course that's right for you.

A full range of study areas areas are offered in North Queensland including automotive, beauty and hairdressing, building and construction, business, child care, community services, electrotechnology and utilities, engineering, general education and training, horticulture, hospitality and cookery, information technology, nursing and health, tourism, resources and infrastructure, and visual arts.

Study aviation in Townsville

TAFE Queensland has partnered with Townsville Flight Training and Townsville Helicopters to offer industry-standard aviation training in North Queensland. Learn more about our partners and find out what it's like to learn to fly in Townsville. 


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Keegan Klupp hairdressing TAFE at School
Townsville (Pimlico)

From YouTube tutorials to real-life training

Townsville teenager Keegan Klupp is getting the most out of his high school studies by attending TAFE Queensland once a week during the school term.

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Warren Spooner boilermaker
Mount Isa

Warren forges heartfelt teaching career

Passionate boilermaker Warren Spooner lives and breathes teaching, and knows first-hand the benefits learning a trade can provide.

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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care graduate Rayleen Ross

Shaping young minds

It was during a high school work experience stint in a childcare centre that Rayleen Ross realised she wanted to work in education.

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