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




President's Message

As President I invite you to join the JCQTA for 2020. 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 annual events are the Presidents’ Dinner in February and the Ros Korkatsis Annual Forum in August. Committee meetings are held bi-monthly on the 3rd Wednesday which in 2020 will be on 29 April, 17 June, and 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.

Long serving JCQTA President Caroline BrooksLong serving JCQTA Treasurer, Lyn Allsop

JCQTA Vice-President, Sherryl Saunders and Secretary, Jackie Mergard acknowledging the service of our long serving Treasurer, Lyn Allsop.

2020 JCQTA Presidents’ Dinner

On February 19th we held our annual Presidents’ dinner at The Paddo Tavern. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped to make it a very enjoyable night with lots of rich discussion about how our associations are supporting Queensland teachers.

We also thanked and farewelled Caroline Brooks and Lyn Allsop who have devoted many years to supporting JCQTA as president and treasurer respectively. Thank you for all of your hard work and continuing support of Queensland teacher associations and teachers.

On the night we spoke about some upcoming opportunities for us to work collaboratively. These include:


JCQTA Vice-President, Sherryl Saunders and Secretary, Jackie Mergard acknowledging the service of Past President, Caroline Brooks.