What does ETAQ membership offer me?

We offer a wide range of services and resources to keep you informed and enhance your professional development.

When you become a member with us, you'll be kept up to date with notifications of meetings, seminars and conferences via our ETAQ newsletters (English Matters) and regularly informed with email bulletins (ETAQ E-pistles). We offer wide access to publications from Phoenix and AATE, as well as resources from overseas. We also send you three copies a year of Words'Worth, the ETAQ journal, and issues of English in Australia, the AATE journal. Being a member means that you have access to professional learning opportunities around new syllabuses or developments in the broad field of English like the Annual State Conference and seminars plus other regional branch activities throughout the year.

How do I become a member?

Option 1: You can complete the membership form here and pay now or later.

Option 2: Or you can download the membership form, complete the details and  email your completed membership form, including credit card or EFT payment details, to the Administration Officer.

Option 3: Or you can download the membership form here and post it to us at:

The Administration Officer
PO Box 3375, STAFFORD QLD 4053

How much does membership cost?

  • Full (ie personal) Membership $99 (incl GST), a discounted rate of $79 for those outside the south-east corner of the state, i.e. west of Dalby or north of Gympie
  • Retiree $66 (incl GST)
  • Student Membership $50 (incl GST)
  • Corporate Membership $165 (incl GST)

Remember membership fees are tax-deductible.

Upcoming Events

Townsville Breakfast Book Club

Grace Loyden is organising a series of Breakfast Book Clubs starting at 9:00 am on: Sunday 11 February - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Sunday 21 April - The White Earth by Andrew McGahan Sunday 5 August - Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood Sunday 28 October - We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 21st April 2018
  Repeating On specific dates
Venue:   Jam Corner Restaurant

Quality Assessment Intensive

A full day program exploring Quality Assessment in the context of the new English syllabuses. The first session will consist of keynotes presented by Dr Jill Willis,and Dr Kelli McGraw, In the second session, Claire Stevens and Adam Da vey will present an interactive session while in session three, participants will and break out into a numbe...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 28th April 2018
Venue:   The Ship Inn, Southbank
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:

The Shakespeare Sessions

The Shakespeare Sessions presented by Charlie Thomson (All Souls and St Gabriels), Dr Claire Hansen and Dr Victoria Kuttainen (both from JCU) on Saturday 28 April from 9am to 12 noon. This will be a fabulous session. Download the flyer here. And it's FREE. Required pre-reading: Place-based education and the Australian Curricul...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 28th April 2018
Venue:   The Cathedral School, Townsville
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Masterclass - Unit 3

This event will allow participants to explore the syllabus and teaching strategies in detail for semester 3. Day one will deal with English and Literature, while day two will repeat the English sessions and also offer EALD and English Essentials. The Date Claimer gives further details of the program. Program will be available on 11 Ap...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 19th May 2018
Venue:   University of Queensland
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:


THE ART OF ENGLISH language  -  literature  -  literacy The AATE/ALEA English Literacy National Conference 2018 will be held in Perth from 8 July - 11 July 2018. Download the flyer here, or go to the website for all the latest information.   ...

Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Sunday 8th July 2018
Venue:   Perth

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English Educator of the week

Rachael Christopherson
Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Number of years teaching:
25.  12 years at BGGS

Where else have you taught?
St Edmund's College, Ipswich (all boys)
Mt Alvernia College, Kedron (all girls)
Downlands College, Toowoomba (co-ed boarding with Ag Studies programme)


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