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 2016. 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 17  February and the Ros Korkatsis Annual Forum in August. We will be conducting Board Meetings on 20 April, 15 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  17 February

Meeting 20 April

Meeting 15 June 

Forum  August

19  October


The JCQTA  Ros Korkatsis Forum and AGM

The JCQTA acknowledges how much time members give to their associations and has rescheduled the annual forum from a Saturday morning to a weekday afternoon/ early evening.

When: Wednesday 17 August  2016   4.30am -6.00pm

Where:  Toowong Bowls Club, 59 Gailey Rd, Taringa

Up to three members per association may attend.

Presentation from Dr Deb Kember on the ACER Teaching Project

The Australian Council for Educational Leaders (Queensland Branch), in association with the Queensland College of Teachers, is developing a state-wide project to raise the profile of teaching as a profession and a career choice.

 There are two key aspects of the project.

1.  An annual state ceremonial event to welcome new teachers to the teaching profession.

Materials produced for the event will be available for local events conducted at any time during the year.

 2. A statement about the shared aspirations, values and beliefs of the teaching profession.

 Associations have given feedback on this project. This presentation is an update as to how the project is progressing.

Also a discussion on the work of Teacher Associations and curriculum implementation.


 Please RSVP by Wednesady 10th  August to Jackie Mergard - j.mergard@uq.edu.au




 For more information and to register contact j.mergard@uq.edu.au or caroline.brooks@bigpond.com


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.