MTAQ Marine Teachers Association of Queensland

ABN: 70 652 509 393

P.O. Box 1258
Coolum Beach Qld 4573

Publicity Officer

Joline Lalime


Craig Reid
Meridan State College
07 5490 2666



Boyne Island EEC Safety Boat and Snorkelling Courses

Posted: 31-Mar-2011 11:02

MTAQ long term Member David Kopelke is organising the Yachting Australia Safety Boat course required if you drive a boat less than 4.5 m over 20hp but under 50 hp (MSQ Exemption for School Teachers Feb 2010 MIB) Safety Boat Rescue - TrainingBoyne Island EEC - Saturday, 2nd April. Nudgee

Students Dive Cook Island

Posted: 31-Mar-2011 10:44

Recently the students in the Marine program at Palm Beach Currumbin High were able to experience Cook Island at its best. Now we are not talking about the Cook Islands in the South Pacific but a little island situated 600m off shore from Fingal Headland in New South Wales just four


All systems go for April South Coast Branch Conference

Posted: 23-Mar-2011 13:41

Due to the changes in a lot of policy documents recently, MTAQ has decided to hold a South Coast region conference on the last day of this term. This conference will highlight current issues relating to risk management guidelines with a particular focus on the boating and snorkelling policy documents.  Griffith


We go with AUSI

Posted: 23-Mar-2011 07:36

We had two tenders for snorkelling.  AUF was $750 and AUSI was $275 so we have gone with AUSI.  David Kopelke from Boyne Island can also run the NAUI one for about the same price and Jim Kneale can do an oxygen course for $55 but needs at least 10


Confused over the Boating CARA and NSCV regs???

Posted: 20-Mar-2011 07:27

Marine Teachers Boating Safety Workshop Queensland marine teachers are organising a workshop on Friday 15th July at Tallebudgerra Camp School. The workshop will discuss School Safety Management Systems as required by Yachting Queensland for school Boatsafe classes and Education Queensland CARA documents. The workshop will pull together all the


Science April PD Opportunity for beginning teachers

Posted: 17-Mar-2011 13:29

Beginning & PreService (Primary & Secondary) Teachers Conference 2011 Date: Thursday Evening 7th April 2011 Registrations now open Venue:  CSIRO Education


Not happy with Snorkelling CARA? Call for Private Providers to tender

Posted: 17-Mar-2011 08:04

What should the MTAQ policy be on snorkelling qualifications????It seems the CARA does not take in fully the Department of Justice Code of Practice.  Have you seen this? How do you interpret the roles of guide, supervisor, lookout and rescurerShould MTAq have a policy on this?Are the sample publications in


Looking for some new ideas? What's new in the members area

Posted: 16-Mar-2011 13:37

GALLERYA selection of photos of 4 school marine boating classrooms and gear COMMITTEE BUSINESSBOATINGWeekly maintenance scheduleTrailer Servicing Log, Version 1
Weekly ships log, Version 1
First Aid Checklist
Staff Induction form Boat Servicing and Maintenance form, Version 1Elanora SHS Boating log 
Sample School SMS in Word where you fill in


Marine Educator honored with Education Grant to schools

Posted: 11-Mar-2011 12:15

AUSMEPA'S Executive Director, Michael Julian, announced today the launch of the Rhonnda Alexander Memorial Education Grant in the memory of Rhonnda Alexander and her support for AUSMEPA as well as for marine conservation and marine environment education.  AUSMEPA will award a grant of $3,000 each year to the


FREE Tide book distribution details

Posted: 9-Mar-2011 12:51

OK this is what I've done.  Next year please someone put up their hand to do this so a better job can be done.  Sorry, but I've done my best and I'll be emailing the school reps to help.BobDISTRIBUTION AS FOLLOWS:School reps please contact the following.____________________________Matthew Boyd Toolooa State


CME syllabus earns us $82.36 in Royalties

Posted: 9-Mar-2011 12:16

Last year I joined CAL for MTAQ, basically so we could earn some money from schools who copy our publications.  Well one of our schools has declared they printed out some pages from our CME syllabus and hence, Ed Queensland has paid us (through CAL)  This DID NOT cost the school anything

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