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When joining, it helps to have your employee/payroll number as this will become your member number. If you don’t yet have one, you can still complete the application and join.

It also helps to have your pay advice with employment information, and either bank account or credit card details for payment.

For education students, associate student membership is free while studying.

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For full-time, part-time, casual or contract teachers or tutors in Queensland’s state schools and TAFE campuses.

Free membership for students in education courses in Queensland universities.

This information will help us to calculate your dues

  • Permanent can be full time or part time, but it is permanent ongoing employment.
  • Temporary is when you are on a contract for a specific period on set days e.g. a week, a month, a term, a semester or a year.
  • Casual is when you do not have an employment pattern or a set school and you can be asked to work on any day.

  • My membership dues are calculated based on rules in the QTU Constitution and Rules.
  • My membership is ongoing, that the membership year is from January to December and that I will be invoiced each year.
  • If at some time in the future I wish to cancel my membership, my cancellation must be in writing to the General Secretary and any outstanding dues must be paid. This can be emailed (preferred), or posted to the QTU Brisbane office.
  • Legal assistance cannot be granted for matters that occurred prior to becoming a member of the QTU.
  • The QTU reserves the right to limit or refuse union assistance for a matter that began or occurred prior to joining the QTU.
  • I can access the full QTU Constitution and Rules on the QTU website

Please tick how you would like to receive your journal

You will receive a printed copy of the Teachers’ Journal which is published eight times each year.

Hard copy

While education has historically been a state prerogative, issues that impact on state schools and TAFE campuses are increasingly being decided on a national level. That's why, unless they advise otherwise, all members of the QTU automatically become members of the Australian Education Union, the union representing the interests of state school and TAFE educators on the federal stage.

AEU(Q) membership is automatically included at no extra cost unless you indicate otherwise below.

Please tick if you do NOT wish to be a member of the AEU(Q).

Note: To ensure coverage by the QTU, CQU VET educators must retain membership of the AEU(Q).

I give my consent for the QTU to provide my personal details to QTU activists for the purpose of campaigning.

TUH Health Fund is Queensland's number one health fund for union members and their families.

QTU has an exclusive arrangement with TUH Health Fund for health insurance for our members. If you would like a TUH consultant to contact you to provide a quote or review your existing health cover, tick here and we will pass along your details.

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Monthly instalment schedule
(* If monthly instalment = 10 payments per year or pro rata if joining mid-year)

The QTU will forward a direct debit statement with details of your debit/s for this membership year.

Notes: Direct Debit is not available on all bank accounts. If in doubt, please refer to your financial Institution. For monthly debits, if joining after the debits have commenced for the year, the dues will be spread across the remaining debits dates for the year.