Upcoming Events / What’s on


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Are you a local business owner or manager? Come along to hear about the funding & services available to business and industry. This is an opportunity to connect with all levels of government.

Charters Towers Business Connect




Tuesday 22nd June 2021 grant writing workshop for sports clubs organised by the North Qld Sports Foundation.

Excelsior Library 6pm – 8pm

For more details or to register for the event please click the link below



Connectivity Forum

16 June 2021 9-3:30pm at the Arthur Titley Centre

V1-Connectivity Forum Flyer pic************************************************************************************************************Owners of small businesses will have the opportunity to learn how to stay ahead of the competition in the digital world when experts Renee Dembowski and Nicky Jurd present workshops at Charters Towers on Tuesday, 8 June.

The two Queenslanders,  who are leading the way in social media and website creations, will be showing local business owners how to create a targeted, online presence that will attract and retain customers.

Renee and Nicky will focus on the hottest and latest trends in social media and topics devoted to websites as part of the Digital Solutions, Australian Small Business Advisory Service  (ASBAS) program heavily funded by the federal government, and provided by not-for-profit training service provider, Business Station.


Renee and Nicky will focus on the hottest and latest trends in social media and topics devoted to websites as part of the Digital Solutions, Australian Small Business Advisory Service  (ASBAS) program, which is heavily funded by the federal government, and provided by Business Station. to alleviate

The workshops will be held on Tuesday, 8 June at:

Dalrymple Trade Training Centre

1-13 Macpherson St

Charters Towers

Topics will include:

Renee Dembowski will be presenting the ‘Ask me Anything’ Social Media workshop in which Renee will cover the most frequently used platforms in the digital world including Facebook, Google My Business, Linkedin, Snapchat and TikTok from 9.30am to 11.30am. FREE.

Some common questions that will be covered include:

  • Am I set up properly? (Bring your laptop, we’ll check it out
  • What should I post about?- What platforms should I be on?
  • How do I run an ad? How do I attract new clients?
  • How do I get more leads?
  • How do I improve my reach, engagement, and brand awareness online?
  • Do I need to boost my posts?
  • How do I boost my posts?
  • I’ve lost access to my page – how do I get it back?
  • Do I need a website if I have a Facebook page? Why?
  • How can I manage social media efficiently? I have very little time!


Optimise your website and online presence to attract more clients. Presented by Nicky Jurd from 12noon to 2pm. FREE.

This workshop will answer many of the challenging questions that face business owners.


  • How do I get better Google rankings?
  • What software should I be running on my website?
  • Do I need Google Ads?
  • How do I get more sales through my website?
  • Can I use another domain name?
  • How do I make changes to my website?
  • What do I need to do to keep out hackers?
  • Do I need high quality photos on my website?
  • How do I make changes to my web pages?

Bring your laptops – these workshops are set to be lively and interactive.

Please register your interest by clicking on the link below:


Or call: 1300 427 227

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 CPR and PFA training on the 2nd June 2021 commencing at 9 am sharp, at 15 Church Street Charters Towers 

Note: Courses are specifically designed to cater for students requiring renewal of current skill and knowledge OR completing training for the first time/existing currency has elapsed . Where an event includes the word ‘INITIAL’ in the title the event is specific to first time/existing currency has elapsed students .

To register for a course, simply click on the date, select the event that best suits your needs and then click on the ‘Book’ tab to progress to the booking page.  Please follow the prompts to register keeping in mind  you MUST include your course type in the ‘Notes’ section in order to successfully register.  Once the booking page is complete and submitted you will receive a ‘Confirmation of Booking’ email to confirm your place on the course.

All events start with CPR, so if you just need to complete CPR, you may select from any scheduled event at your preferred location.

Any staff/members that may require updates  are more than welcome to follow the attached link

To make a booking click on this link – https://coralseatraining.com.au/online-registration




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DESBT North Queensland Region invites you to Charters Towers Training Connect

held from 12:30pm for a 1pm start on Wednesday, 19th May 2021 at the Dalrymple Trade Training Centre 11 Macpherson Street, Columbia. 

This session will cover information on apprenticeships/traineeships, small business grants and support, links between Industry and Schools and Indigenous Business supports.

Guest Speakers will include:

  • Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Department Education, Skills and Employment
  • Department Seniors, Disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Partnerships
  • Transition Pathways Officer, Department of Education

Register to attend either in person or
virtually here!
If you have registered to attend virtually, a link to join via Microsoft Teams will be sent out closer to the date.
*Please include any dietary requirements when you register*

Registrations close Monday 17th May 2021 at 12:00pm.

If you have any queries, please contact the Training Support Team [email protected]

Stephenie Nicolaou
Manager – North Queensland Region Programs
Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

00012021 Knowledge Exchange Series

Townsville Enterprise and the Carey Group are proud to launch the 2021 Knowledge Exchange Series, a six-part series hosted across the Townsville North Queensland region, consisting of a range of educational workshops presented by our region’s business leaders and industry experts.

Charters Towers – Part 4 – Business Fundamentals



Date: Tuesday 25 May 2021

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm Workshop | 5:00pm – 6:00pm Networking

Dalrymple Trade Training Centre

Macpherson Street, Richmond Hill Q 4820

Register Here


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**********************************************************************************************************The regional roadshow roadshow helping to elevate business success

Business Station is a not-for-profit training service provider. The ASBAS, Digital Solutions program is offered to owners of small businesses seeking to expand their knowledge, sustainability, and accelerate business success. The programs, of which you may have had some involvement, are at no cost to low fee. Free to participants who have not accessed the program previously, and for those who have capitalised on these resources, there is a nominal fee of $20 plus GST for a two-hour workshop. Business owners also have a 24/7 opportunity to watch a multitude of free business webinars.

The two-hour workshops, and one to one advisory sessions, are presented by well qualified and respected Queensland advisors Renee Dembowski and Nicky Jurd, who have been sharing their expert digital and traditional business advice for two decades.

The roadshow is scheduled for Charters Towers on Tuesday, 8 June.

Digital Solutions – Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS)


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