Latest News


New Townsville campus construction to create 580 jobs

New Townsville campus construction to create 580 jobs

University campus could create opportunities for apprenticeships in Townsville

The construction of a new campus facility at James Cook University could result in opportunities for apprenticeships in Townsville – with the project set to create over 580 jobs.

Worth $80 million, the initiative is being financed through a $47 million investment by the federal government as part of the regional priorities round of its Education Investment Fund.

The new structure will be called The Science Place and is expected to nearly double the number of students enrolled in science, technology, mathematics, engineering and health courses.

Around 530 building jobs will be generated in North Queensland during the construction phase, while 51 full-time university staff positions are likely to be created to cope with the growth in enrolments.

Treasurer Wayne Swan said the initiative will provide various training opportunities and help to support increased participation, boosting skills across the region.

“Our substantial commitments to building up tertiary education facilities will continue to open vital doors for our universities during the Asian Century,” he explained.

The facility will replace two existing buildings on the campus and will incorporate cross-regional education delivery and National Broadband Network access.

Other features include audio-visual and video-conferencing facilities, computer labs fitted with visualisation technology and teaching spaces.

Subscribe to News Alerts

Following the recent Queensland Health advice, a number of BUSY At Work offices will be temporarily closed in the Greater Brisbane Area from 5pm Monday the 29th March and will not reopen until after the Easter long weekend on Tuesday the 6th of April, 2021. Click here for list of offices affected. We will be taking calls until 8pm Thursday 1st  on 13 28 79 should you wish to speak with one of the team.

BUSY At Work

Skip to content

Register a Job

Subscribe for Updates

Employer Registration

Job Seeker Registration

Employer Registration

Job Seeker Registration