Townsville Courses

Townsville Courses

If you’re hoping to start a new career or just want to improve your skills in your current job, consider enrolling in a course of study in Townsville. Maybe you want to get a promotion or perhaps you want to improve your chances of landing a job. Whatever your reason for study, there are plenty of options available in this area of Queensland, from TAFE to university or a registered training organisation.

Townsville Courses by Industry

Popular Courses in Townsville

These are the most popular courses from TAFE, Registered Training Organisations and Universities in Townsville.

Government Funding

The following funding schemes are available for eligible Townsville residents.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides funding for a range of Certificate III qualifications as well as foundation skills training.

Free training for Apprenticeships

This funding scheme provides free training for students who are under 21 years of age in priority apprenticeship and traineeship programs.

Free training for Year 12 graduates

Fee Free Training for Year 12 Graduates enables eligible Year 12 graduates to access fee-free apprenticeships, traineeships and training in high priority areas. The Queensland government provides subsidised training within the calendar year after graduating from high school.

Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills Program provides funding for Certificate IV or higher level qualifications within priority skill sets.


JobTrainer Queensland is an investment of more than $201 million into the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Queensland. This joint initiative between the Federal Government and the QLD state government will allow new workers, school leavers, apprentices, and trainees to access free and low cost training.

Skills Checkpoint

Skills Checkpoint is a program offering career guidance and training options for older workers within Queensland. It’s designed for people aged over 45 and it helps workers to stay in their current job role, transition to a new role at their workplace or find a whole new career path.

User Choice

User Choice Funding is a national funding scheme that subsidises the cost of an apprenticeship or traineeship.