Got something interesting to contribute?  Please contact any of the QEST representatives below and share with us how we can better support you.

The QEST 2022-23 committee

PresidentSam GodwinCairns SHS
Vice PresidentAnnette ParkesBeenleigh SHS
Margot LloydSt. Teresa's Catholic College, Noosaville
Jennifer WaltersBowen SHS
Membership Coordinator
Jacqui Burton
Cavendish Road SHS
LabLINK Editors
Sharon O'Keeffe
Helen Mead
Lockyer District SHS
Nanango SHS
LabLINK SubcommitteeDana HalletLaidley SHS
Social Media CoordinatorNikki Bradford
assisted by Social Media team:
Annette Gregory & Christine Forrestal
Pittsworth SHS

Ignatius Park College Townsville & Springfield Central SHS
WebmasterAmber WilsonBeerwah SHS
Graphic Designer and Video Editor
Christine ForrestalSpringfield Central SHS
Regional CoordinatorMegan SeymourBremer SHS
Regional RepresentativesDD: Linda Adamson
FNQ: Karen McKirdy
WM: Megan Seymour
Toowoomba Grammar School
St Andrews Catholic College
Bremer SHS
ConQEST 2023 Coordinator (acting)
Nikki BradfordPitsworth SHS
SETA RepresentativesWendy Shearer
Vicky Jordan
Mango Hill SSC
Varsity College

QEST representatives are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting, usually held during ConQEST.  All QEST members are eligible to become a representative, however only full members may hold executive positions and have voting rights.  QEST’s core business is to:

  • communicate to members through the quarterly LabLINK newsletter,
  • organise professional development and job specific training through the annual ConQEST conference, and
  • liaise with various government and industry interest groups to represent and advocate for the views and needs of the membership.

Currently some of these tasks are delegated to subcommittees, who report back to the Executive representatives. Meetings are held via teleconference at least once every two months. All QEST members are invited to participate in the meetings and bring forward their ideas and thoughts.

Some of the ways in which members can actively contribute are by:

  • providing a channel for communication between regional groups and QEST;
  • assisting with organising regional PD for areas that don’t have a functioning regional network through QEST;
  • reaching out to schools who either do not have a Laboratory Technicians or whose Laboratory Technicians are not aware of our current state networks – QEST needs ideas as to how to contact these people.
  • communicating industrial issues for either independent or state school that can be collectively put to our employer via unions through QEST;
  • writing or sourcing articles for reprint in LabLINK;
  • collating links to online resources, like iBooks, YouTube channels, websites, news articles that can be shared through LabLINK;
  • producing videos;
  • presenting at OR putting forward workshop suggestions at ConQEST;
  • bringing hot topics to the attention of the Management committee for further investigation and guidance from authoritative bodies.

Got something interesting to contribute?  Please contact us and share with us how we can better support you.

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