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



Posted: 30-Nov-2004 00:00

MTAQ SPONSORS SCHOOL IN VANUATUIn September, 2004 several members of MTAQ visited Vanuatu on a pre-conference activity. The purpose of this activity was to “check out” Hideaway Island Resort which is now promoting itself as a location for high school students studying marine studies. As well, we


MTAQ Draft Policy on Recreational Fishing in Schools

Posted: 22-Nov-2004 00:00

Our new Coast and Marine Education Syllabus requires a section on non-scientific use of marine life.Recreational Fishing comes under this category and I propose we adopt REc Fish Australian's Policy.Members who are interested, please download the policy below and post your comments on the forum page.Rec Fishing Code.pfd

Heron Island Coral bleaching workshop

Posted: 18-Nov-2004 00:00

MTAQ to subsidise $100 off Heron Island 2005 Coral Bleaching Workshop ExpensesCost: $400 (MTAQ ordinary members), $500 (non-MTAQ members) per person* Space is limited. Sign up now!Details:4 nights accommodation at the Heron Island Research StationMeals (Thursday lunch through Monday lunch)Boat snorkel trip on the reefCost to be confirmed upon registrationOrganisation:University


Latest on Hawaii conference and Forum

Posted: 18-Nov-2004 00:00

One Ocean Marine Forum Ocean Marine Forum (OOMF)The One Ocean Marine Forum (OOMF) is an international marine education initiative planned to occur in Hawaii in July 2005. This project is the result of long-time associations between members of Marine Education Society of Australasia (MESA) and the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA)


Cert 1 in Schools - Maritime Operations

Posted: 10-Nov-2004 00:00

Recent changes in school curriculums means Marine Studiesunits in deck operations are now being phased out.Wide Bay TAFE can provide a replacement course for studentsin years 11 and 12 currently studying Marine, Hospitality &Tourism subjects, who wish to gain a Vocational Educationqualification in deck operation.Students who complete the Certificate 1 may

10th Anniversary Awards

Posted: 8-Nov-2004 00:00

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of our association and the acceptance of our Coast and Marine Education Syllabus by the Queensland Studies Authority for Accreditation.To celebrate these two milestones, all members have been invited to attend the Coast and Marine Education Awards.The Hon Anna Bligh, Minister for Education the Arts

Seaweek 2005

Posted: 26-Oct-2004 00:00

Thanks to MESA and Carolyn Stewardson, here are shark resources for 2005 to help in planning or unit development.Click on the links below forShark Web SitesShark Book ListsShark Journal References

Syllabus submitted to QSA

Posted: 16-Oct-2004 00:00

Junior Marine CME Syllabus News - QSA accepts syllabus for accreditationThis month Sheree and Bob submitted to the accreditation panel from the QSA on our Coast and Marine Education Syllabus.The submission was a half hour presentation and members can download the syllabus from the newly designed members area.The QSA panel has

October 2004 Noosa Conference

Posted: 15-Oct-2004 00:00

Over 70 attended our State Conference at Noosa this month. The venue and food were spectacular as was the chance to catch up with all our colleagues.The opening was by Nambour Regional Director Rob McAlpine who described the importance of our association in engaging students from the middle school of

September News

Posted: 16-Sep-2004 00:00

September 2004 NewsBob and Paula RetireThis is the last of the old style newsletters that will be available as a pdf version from the newsletter section of our web site.You will now all have to become electronically literate as Bob and Paula are retiring.The new newsletters will stream from the

August News

Posted: 17-Aug-2004 00:00

August News now on line:Conference venueCooktown SHS Cadetship detailsWe submit Junior Marine Studies Syllabus to QSANews from Simone BakerConference Program Updates

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