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THE PROFESSIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL VOICE OF QUEENSLAND’S TEACHERS AND SCHOOL LEADERS IN STATE SCHOOLS AND TAFE FOR MORE THAN 130 YEARS.

These programs are recognised as legitimate professional development by the Department of Education and Queensland College of Teachers. As such, it is appropriate to apply for release and funding through your normal school professional development processes.

QuEST FACE-TO-FACE programs restarting : Register early to avoid disappointment

Note Due to social distancing requirements, QuEST courses will have strict limits on numbers. Click on your program of choice to see dates, times and venues and to register.

QuEST COVID-safe plan for face-to-face events

The face-to-face programs that will be offered in various locations during 2020 include:

Click on course title for more information about each course and upcoming sessions

BlackCard.pngBlackCard Cultural Capability training

Full day Cultural Capability programs developed by Aboriginal Elders and educators. 

These programs aim to build cultural knowledge and support teachers to work more effectively with First Nation students, parents and community members. They are ideal for any teacher seeking to develop their skills relating to APST descriptors 1.4 and 2.4, including those working towards HAT or Lead teacher certification.


Trauma.pngReconnecting to learning – Understanding the traumatised child

These programs target a deep understanding of how early trauma, abuse and neglect can impact the developing brain. 

Our presenters Kellie and Rebecca have extensive experience in working with complex trauma cases. Both presenters have trained with the Child Trauma Academy in the USA and utilise evidence-based approaches to re-engage children and to build skills in teachers and school leaders alike. As school leaders, they have specialised in working with children who are disengaged and display extreme behaviours, many of whom have experienced trauma. Both have also been foster-carers for high-needs children, and have a wealth of experience to draw on. 


CPA.pngClassroom Profiling

Two and three day programs developed and delivered by the Classroom Profiling Association Inc.

This confidential, voluntary and non-judgmental program is a highly effective teacher reflection tool that focusses on student engagement in the classroom. Classroom Profiling - Level 1 enables profilers to explore and become comfortable with the processes, protocols and resources of Classroom Profiling. Those trained will be able to profile and facilitate a professional reflective conversation with colleagues around effective classroom management pedagogy and student engagement.

If your school or cluster is interested in hosting a fixed price course for your staff, please contact quest@qtu.asn.au for further details.


HAT LT.pngHighly Accomplished and Lead Teacher training

An introductory program and intensive program to support members in learning about and working towards HAT or Lead certification. 

These brand-new FREE professional development sessions aim to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to create your application portfolio.  Experienced Assessor and Moderator, Rebecca Hack will workshop approaches to collecting, collating and annotating evidence as well as understanding the descriptors. These workshops are new in 2020 and are different to the sessions offered previously by the QTU and the Department.


Springfield Tech Centre Quest Shape Website.pngTeacher reskilling program - Manual Arts

Delivering full and half day weekend programs developed by Springfield Tech Centre. 

Springfield Tech Centre has been training adults in a variety of practical courses for the past 5 years. They offer Introductory Metal and Woodwork skills for teachers and more advanced Metal and Woodwork skills for Teachers which are delivered on weekends to accommodate people who work during the week. These programs are run by 2 experienced ITD teachers with extensive knowledge.


Logo shape - webpage.PNGTRUE - Rainbow Matters

Delivered by Kristine, a qualified teacher who has experience in early childhood, university and non-government organisation settings.

This workshop draws on research evidence to identify risk and protective factors for student wellbeing and aims to increase awareness of the important role educators and school-based staff play in supporting students and how this can be achieved through inclusive practices that are respectful of diversity.  The information provided in this workshop is relevant to all school settings.


Wellbeing - Quest Shape Website.pngSupporting Teacher Wellbeing

Full day program presented by Dr Julie Bower, an educational consultant and an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Queensland. She is also a registered teacher and training consultant. 

This workshop will assist individual teachers and teaching groups to understand the science behind well-being and the role of social emotions in working collaboratively with colleagues. This introductory workshop will provide time and space for teachers to unpack their own well-being at school, to understand the foundations of social and emotional competence, and become more mindful in their teaching. Participants will work on an emotional health toolkit with strategies to take away that can be easily applied throughout their teaching day.


Due to travel restrictions on interstate and international presenters QuEST is currently unable to offer this course:

Schools That Deliver.pngSchools That Deliver – Leadership Masterclass

Full day leadership masterclass by the authors of “Schools that deliver”

Dr John Edwards and Bill Martin founded an international network of schools and developed an award-winning school transformation process that supports school leaders, teachers and communities to create the schools they have always wanted. These masterclasses will suit any leader wanting to tap into world class research-based leadership skills and are ideal for school leadership teams looking to work more strategically together in their journey.


Due to travel restrictions on interstate and international presenters QuEST is currently unable to offer this course:

Behaviour Management quest shape 1 website.pngBehaviour Management with Jo Lange 

Full day program facilitated by Jo Lange an experienced behaviour specialist, with over 22 years experience.

Jo’s diverse experiences have given her a deep insight and a ‘real life’ perspective, into what influences behaviour. As a presenter, Jo aims to always have participants walk away with effective strategies that are delivered with compassion and humour. It’s always good when you can laugh and learn!

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