MEMBERSHIP – new and returning members

Due to the unexpected delay in online QEST Membership registration portal, we wish to advise the following: for NEW MEMBERS ONLY: Please join QEST manually by filling in the QEST-membership-form-2018-9.  Please do this using a pdf reader, as this will reveal the membership type options and their associated fees.  Follow the instruction on page two of the form for submitting your form  and payment.  New memberships received prior to the end of June will be ratified in time for active participation at the AGM. If you wish to forward a nomination for a position on the 2018-2019 QEST committee, please download the QEST representative nomination FORM 2018-19 and…

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LabLINK Term 1 2018

Read the latest issue of LabLINK for Term 1, 2018 – To Infinity and Beyond – find it in the Members Area of the website

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Science ASSIST Dec2017 update

The ASSIST (Australian Science Support Information for Teachers and Technicians) advisory service has been “rebooted” in the last 6 months after more funding has been obtained to keep it running. The demand for the advisory services of Science ASSIST continues to grow. The Science ASSIST website now has over 2,400 registered users and since August 2014 there have been close to 93,000 unique visitors and 40% of these come back to the website!! A selection of new questions LAB EQUIPMENT – Lab dishwasher for the school laboratory. What should we get? CHEMICALS – Why does concentrated sulfuric acid go brown? If you use a diluted solution (2M) of the brown acid as part of the…

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Accessing member’s area on QEST

PLEASE CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD.  The QEST website was hacked in late February.  As a precaution, we suggest that all members change their password via the ‘change / lost password’ function on the home page.  Watch this very interesting TED talk (17:38min) on passwords, What’s wrong with your pa$$wOrd. Your password can be changed via the ‘change / lost password’ function on the home page.  This will email you a link, please keep an eye on your junk mail folder.    If you are one of the 20 new members in the last 8 months, QEST will need to re-create your username.  Once this is done, you will receive…

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Accommodation option for ConQEST

If you are travelling to Brisbane for ConQEST and need accommodation, there are several hotels nearby in the Spring Hill area. RFH on Gregory is offering a 10% discount. Mention ConQEST when you ring or email to make your reservation.

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Registration for ConQEST 2017 is now open!

The annual conference of QEST is especially tailored to meet the professional development needs of science support staff in education facilities and the delivery of successful practical experiences to students. We invite our likeminded colleagues and peers to join us at this event, Sunday 25th – Tuesday 27th of June 2017, at the Brisbane Grammar School. The ConQEST committee has taken great care in putting together this program so as it meets the needs of all our peers, from the new recruits to the highly experienced.  School Laboratory Technicians and Science teachers alike, will have opportunity to experience practical workshops and information sessions that are directly related to…

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LabLINK December 2016

The latest December 2016 edition of LabLINK is now available to all members! Once again this issue is filled with important and interesting information related to all things science, education and QEST. Deadlines for our next issue are also fast approaching so keep an eye out for the Term 1 LabLINK issue, and as always, new QEST members are welcome to join, with access to this great resource just one of the many member benefits.

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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! If you aren’t a current member and would like access to future editions of LabLINK, please find information about how to join QEST here.

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