Now for the truth.



We are a union


We are not a business . We are a trade union. 

Both the QTU and the QIEU have been misleading teachers.

We are:
 a democratic, incorporated association;
 an industrial association (s12 FW Act & s 279 IR Act);
✅ a trade union (s3 AHRC Act).

We are QTeachers First Inc T/A TPAQ and Teachers' Professional Association of Queensland.

As is clear here:

Our elected executive can be found here.

If they are so wrong about this simple issue. Don't trust them to be with your rights at work.

(Remember we are the only union that did not change its position on calling for schools to be closed to protect teachers. We even have a solution to hand sanitiser at schools!)

If you aren't happy with us, you can leave at anytime. We don't lock you in like others try to do.

We will provide the legal protection that you expect of a trade union (including criminal allegations).

Learn more about our membership options.



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The Teachers' Professional Association of Queensland (TPAQ) - ABN 93 587 935 271 is an industrial association of employees, whose principal purpose is to protect and promote the interests of members in matters concerning their employment. We are a non-party political alternative to the QTU and the IEU. Our membership fees are lower and reflective of costs rather than your salary. We provide all the same services, plus Professional Indemnity Insurance.