Tec-NQ Beachside is Tec-NQ’s boarding facility for part-time and full time boarders enrolled in Tec-NQ’s senior school.  It is home to young people from diverse origins including Ayr, Ingham, Charters Towers and interstate, as well as rural, remote and isolated communities.

Beachside features an enthusiastic team of staff who support the health and wellbeing of each of the residents.  It is a safe and secure facility for up to 16 residents.  The Beachside team ensure residents have access to work placements in Townsville, sport activities and driver’s education programs.

Located in North Ward, Tec-NQ Beachside is only a short stroll from The Strand, Castle Hill, Queens Gardens and all the CBD has to offer allowing our students to enjoy the best of Townsville from their front door.

* Tec-NQ Beachside is a temporary facility until Tec-NQ House reconstruction is complete.  Tec-NQ House, located at 44 Bowen Road in Rosslea, was closed after the 2019 Queensland Floods and is being rebuilt in 2020 as a purpose built, state-of-the-art boarding facility.  This facility is due for completion in 2021.


Tec-NQ charges a single, all inclusive boarding rate.  Students may be eligible for a discount if they do not board on the weekends or during work placement.  Contact the enrolments team for more information.                  





Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine each year and surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, Townsville North Queensland is just the place to ignite your sense of wonder.

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