Science ASSIST needs your help! Since 2014 Science ASSIST service has served over 231,000 users as the national online advisory service for school science educators and technicians. It has been freely available since inception because of generous Australian government funding. However from 1 July this year they have had to move the service to a subscriber basis due to the cessation of government funding. To sign-up to the service and find out costs and other information download these documents: Science_ASSIST_Expression_of_Interest_Form_for_schools_ ASTA_Letter_Science_ASSIST
$80 million funding to support critical infection control training in customer-facing businesses HLTSS00064 Infectious Control Skill Set (Generic) ABC Training & Consulting developed this course after the Australian Government together with state and territory governments established a new $80 million Infection Control Training Fund to fast-track fee free (or low cost) infection control training to support the re-opening of customer-facing businesses nationwide. The infection control short courses are the first national training products developed by the new Australian Industry Skills Emergency Response Sub-Committee in response to COVID-19. If you are interested in enrolling contact ABCTraining
Aseptic Technique and Microbiology PD 15 September 2020 – Flyer See the information on our training page
The minutes from the last QEST meeting (24/8/2020) can be found in the member’s portal “Resource” section.
Congratulations to QEST member Patricia (Patsy) Dickie of Albany Creek State High School who won the SETA/Modern Teaching Aids $1000 sponsorship to attend CONASTA in Canberra in 2021.
NOTICE of QEST Inc. Annual General Meeting to be held via Teleconference on Wednesday 29th of July, at 3:30pm for a 3:45pm start Click here for the QEST 2020 AGM Agenda
Science Technician Appreciation & Recognition Week 24-28 August 2020 STARweek is an opportunity for schools to appreciate and recognise the professional support, invaluable knowledge and experience that science technicians contribute to your school. Download the #STARweek flyer to display around your school Download the #STARweek competition flyer Ideas for #STARweek: Print the PDF flyer and put a copy in every Science teacher’s pigeon hole, as well as the HOD, Principal and anyone else you think should know. This is a chance to highlight what we do and not be invisible for a change! Blutack some flyers on the Science room doors Blutack some flyers in the staff…
Term 2 2020 LabLINK newsletter is available now in the membership portal
Doug and his team at Cider House Tech have worked long and hard behind the scenes to fix our credit card payment issue in the Membership portal. Membership renewals and new membership applications can now be paid online with a credit card. Instructions for renewals are here Instructions for new members are here
NOTICE of QEST Inc. Annual General Meeting to be held via Video or Teleconference on Wednesday 29th of July, at 3:30pm for a 3:45pm start Due to the cancellation of ConQEST this year, the QEST 2020 AGM will be held via video or teleconference. All financial members of Queensland Education Science Technicians Inc. are invited to attend. Members please RSVP your apology or intention to attend to QEST@qest.org.au with “AGM RSVP” in the subject line. If you have an item for General business, please contact us through the QEST secretary via email, for consideration to be added to the agenda. Items for the agenda, nominations and RSVPs must be received…