The Joint Council of Queensland Teachers’ Associations Inc is a peak body for Queensland education professional associations, state based and national associations based in Queensland, providing a common voice on educational matters in the interests of teachers. JCQTA promotes collaboration between member associations and aims to grow our community whose interests are across preschool, primary, secondary, vocational and tertiary sectors. ...read more


Dr Janet Reynolds of HEIA(Q) is the recipient of the Dorothy Hoddinott Medal for Outstanding Lifetime Leadership. Dr Reynolds has been an outstanding advocate for her specialist area over many years and has taken on diverse roles in HEIA and contributd to State, National and International Conferences. It is fantastastic to have a Queensland representative take out this prestigious award.

Glenn Amezdroz (ACHPER QLD received theMeritorious Contribution to the Profession Award. He has spent many years supporting the work of Health and Physical Education teachers in all sectors and in primary, secondary and special school settings. He has done this through the sharing of professional knowledge, the production of resources and his contribution to Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Queensland (ACHPERQLD), the professional association for teachers of Health and Physical Education.

Melanie Wild (ETAQ) has  been awarded the Early Career Teacher Award. She is in her fifth year of teaching. Already earning a Masters in Education Literacy, she has worked with leading academics across the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland in writing academic papers, marking student work and designing tertiary curriculum.



President's Message

As President I invite you to join the JCQTA for 2017. There are many challenges and opportunities facing professional teacher associations in areas of professional learning, curriculum implementation and funding for education. The JCQTA provides a voice to teachers through professional association representation at both state level and at a federal level through the Australian Professional Teachers’ Association (APTA). In meeting the challenges and grasping the opportunities it is important that we support one another and work collaboratively to achieve the best outcomes for Queensland students.

 Our two major events will be the Presidents’ Dinner on 15  February and the Ros Korkatsis Annual Forum in August. We will be conducting Board Meetings on 19 April, 21 June, and in October. In order to present a united voice on issues that affect us all we require a representative from all our member associations to attend these meetings.

I welcome you and look forward to working together to support the great work you do for your members.



President's Dinner  15 February

Meeting 18 April

Meeting 20 June 

Forum  22 August 

17  October


2018 Ros Korkatis Memorial Forum

Wednesady 22 August 2018

4.30 pm –6.30pm

Queensland College of Teachers 

5/601 Coronation Drive Toowong

Up to three members per association may attend.

Afternoon tea will be provided

 Focus on early career teachers- succesful induction programs

Implementation of Senior Subjects Queensland

Contact Caroline Brooks or Jackie Mergard for details

email: caroline.brooks@bigpond.com        j.mergard@uq.edu.au

Dr Louise McCuaig, winner of the APTA 2014 Meritorious Contribution to the Profession Award with JCQTA President Caroline Brooks. The awards ceremony was held in Sydney on 30 November 2014.