Voting in the QTU election is open until 16 November. All members should have received a ballot paper directly from the Electoral Commission of Queensland.
The Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) has “refreshed” the provisional to full registration process and developed new guidelines.
In 2021, the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority (ACARA) undertook an extensive review of the Australian Curriculum (AC).
Boonah State High School, a small country school in South East Queensland, has won the 2023 Australian Educator Award for best STEM program in Australia, ahead of eight other government and non-government schools from across the country.
The theme for this year’s Queensland World Teachers’ Day was “Teaching – where the future begins”, which is quite apt given the rise in artificial intelligence (AI) and increased discussion of the digital future of education.
The recently renewed Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (Qld) and the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Amendment Regulation 2022 provide the legal framework through which tenancies are managed by the Department of Education (DoE).
In the coming year, the fate of every public school in Australia will be determined. Federal Education Minister Jason Clare, along with his state and territory counterparts, is gearing up to negotiate a new National School Reform Agreement, as well as bilateral agreements that will outline the future funding levels for schools across the nation.
The Union has been instrumental in achieving a range of wins for members, and sharing our winWs is an important way to showcase the work the Union undertakes on behalf of members, each and every day.
As I write this piece, I do not have anything left to give. I am in disbelief, in a state of shock, left feeling numb.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions hosted its annual Healthy Work Conference in Brisbane on 4 and 5 October.
Even while the QTU continues to meet with the Department of Education to ensure that the schedule of implementation of the current certified agreement is on track for completion before its expiry date, preliminary work has already begun on the next enterprise bargaining (EB) process.
The QTU's Women Teachers and Girls' Education Committee (WTGEC) exists to carry out tasks relevant to women and girls in education, including providing advice to QTU Executive and making recommendations to QTU State Council, monitoring issues affecting women workers, and reviewing and developing policy.
This year's AEU’s Women’s Conference saw women activists from across Australia network, hear from a range of speakers, and undertake lobbying activities at Parliament House.
The new P-12 CARF, now called the P-12 Framework, has been released for use in 2025, including a ‘new’ reading approach.
Recently, the Department of Education has reminded employees to be electrical safety conscious, which means active awareness and not taking practices for granted.
The guidance role is not the right ‘fit’ for many, but for others it represents not only a fulfilling professional career but also a calling.
Our CQU EB21 has been a long campaign based on three elements: professionalism, parity, and programming. The new CQU enterprise agreement achieves gains in each element.
The QTU commenced negotiations for a replacement agreement for TAFE Queensland educators in March, accompanied by a campaign that recognised that TAFE makes great happen, because teachers are the heart of great.
Committee update / Pride March / QCU Pride Awards
It is now six months since Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s Managing the risk of psychosocial hazards at work Code of Practice (the code) came into force.
Summer vacation pay
In many respects, the implications of AI for assessment practices have been more thoroughly considered than other, broader issues.
Growing our QTU community is something that we talk about a lot, but what does it actually mean and what can you do to help us grow?
Many people lose sight of their dreams as they progress through their career, then wonder why they are unhappy, wishing they could just stop work.