Latest News – Term 3 LabLINK


The latest term 3 edition of LabLINK is now available to all members. With interesting and relevant contributions made from science technicians all over QLD, this is a must read publication!lablink-2016t3-cover-jpegIf you aren’t a current member and would like access to future editions of LabLINK, please find information about how to join QEST here.

SETA Website



SETA stands for Science Education Technicians Australia and aims to provide a contact point between all states and create a place that contains relevant information for all science technicians.

Recently, the SETA organisation have changed the format of their website and you are invited to explore the new links, resources and other information that is now available. To explore SETA’s new website, click here.

Don’t forget – if you have any questions or comments that relate to SETA, please contact your state committee representatives who are more than happy to assist with any enquiries. Contact details are available via this link.


2016 AGM Minutes

QEST AGM Minutes – Now Available

Thank you to all members who attended the QEST Inc. Annual General Meeting on the 20th July. It was great to have such fantastic support. Members now have access to the minutes which can be downloaded from AGM 2016.

A big thank you must go also to Michelle, Bruce, Donna, David, Sally and Liane, our outgoing QEST representatives for the work and effort put in over the past year, as we welcome our 2016-17 QEST Representatives.


The following QEST representative positions are still vacant:

  • Regional Coordinator
  • Regional Representative for Far North Queensland
  • Regional Representative for Western Brisbane
  • Regional Representative for Gold Coast

If you are a current financial member and are interested or have any questions regarding any of these vacant these positions, please forward your expression of interest to



Notice of AGM

QEST Inc. Annual General Meeting to be held via teleconference on

Wednesday 20th July 2016 at 3:45 for 4pm start

Nominations for Committee Positions – closed 6th July 2016

The Agenda, related reports, teleconference instructions and a full list of nominations for Committee positions, have been posted for member only access under AGM 2016.

Remember to Log in to view and download these documents.

As there are insufficient candidates for some positions, QEST will accept further written nominations for these positions up until the AGM.  As per our constitution, nominations shall also be called for these positions from the AGM floor.

QEST received NO written nominations for the following positions by 6th July, 2016 and is therefore in need for volunteers in particular for the following roles:help

  • Webmaster
  • LabLINK Editor
  • LabLINK Subcommittee Members
  • Regional Coordinator

Position descriptions of the above roles are available on pages 2-4 of the QEST committee nomination FORM 2016-17


A HUGE “Thank You” to Phillip and Eva Crisp from Risk Assess, who recently ran a half day chemical safety training in Brisbane, for Qld Laboratory Technicians.

Attendees found it to be interesting and very informative, even the experience lab technicians learnt something new.  Thankyou also to our wonderful hosts at Brisbane Grammar School – the lovely Sally Elliot and Niki Duncan, who made sure our survival needs were met through provision of a quality morning tea, beverages and climate control.  As usual, a great venue to hold professional development.

LabLINK 2016t2 June cover

To see inside our latest LabLINK go to the members area Members Area  and download it for lots of interesting articles, news and information.

Not a QEST member? You can Join now.  Once your membership is processed, you can read the current LabLINK and all past copies as well 🙂




Did you miss any Webinars? don’t worry you can view them from our members area.         Term 2 we had Webinars on Hazardous Chemicals Registers and Chemistry Basics. Term 3 we plan to bring you Physics Demos and Your Best Bits.