Charlie Veron is incredibly excited to be joining us for our conference (as we are just as excited to have him!!)
– 4 days/3 nights on one of the most serene Islands on the Southern GBR
– meet the Godfather of Coral, Charlie Veron, in person, hear his incredible experiences as the first researcher on the GBR
– participate in some epic PD surrounding the new curriculum, including with Adam Richmond (QCAA) and Diana Kleine (CoralWatch)
– resort buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
– quad share cabins (yay for top bunk!)
– hosted in the first 4 days of the holidays, so no school cover needed, making your school happy
– free time to snorkel, snorkel, snorkel!
Beth (President)

The 2024 three day Annual Conference will be held at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort and is booked for the first weekend of the September school holidays, Saturday 14th – Tuesday 17th September 2024. Book your spot now and add to your PD budget, as an added bonus TRS will not be needed. We will require full registration payment by 14 June 2024 as per Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort booking requirements. Current pricing $1550 for members and $1650 for non-members includes return flight ex Hervey Bay, Quad share accommodation, all catering, Snorkeling equipment – mask, snorkel and fins, combined Glass Bottom Boat tour/Snorkel tour, Island Tours (Reef Walking, Fish Feeding etc.), Environmental Management Charge and conference registration plus MTAQ shirt. This price is a special education only price and unfortunately cannot be offered to families but LEI have agreed to take family bookings after the conference, so family members can join delegates from 17th September onwards.
Places are limited so please email us with your EOI so we can confirm your place. A non refundable deposit of $500 per delegate is required to hold your place and will be deducted off the total amount invoiced in June 2024, to register your interest and request an invoice contact us at [email protected]

Here are some of the draft outcomes we are hoping to address at our LEI Conference, just in case your school asks for them:

AITSL Standards addressed:
2. Know content and how to teach it
3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
6. Engage in professional learning

Conference Outcomes for Teachers:

  • educators will have the opportunity to trial methods for IA2 to grow their understanding and allow for implementation in their own schools
  • opportunity to collect a data set for students to utilise during their IA2 in a comparison compact
  • educators will be able to explore the running of the resort
  • educators will develop snorkel skills to build confidence and to explore pedagogy when when instructing students (NOTE: This is not a Snorkel Guide qualification)
  • educators will participate in Island activities relating to reef health, Lead to Reef program and utilising the marine environment
  • educators will be able to collaboratively plan for 2025 Marine Science syllabus implementation and collaboratively review the 2024 Aquatic Practices syllabus implementation

Our AGM will be held during the LEI conference and via zoom in 2024. All members are welcome to join us whether attending the PD or not. If you wish to be involved contact us at [email protected]

Nomination form for all positions