Queensland Teachers' Union

Identity area

Type of entity

Trade union

Authorized form of name

Queensland Teachers' Union

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • QTU

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1889 -


The Queensland Teachers Union was formed in 1889 when seven teachers' unions met for a conference at the School of Art in Brisbane. In 1917 the QTU was granted industrial registration, giving it exclusive coverage of the state school system. Later that year, the first teachers’ award in Australia was registered in Queensland. The QTU celebrated its 12oth anniversary in 2009.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Representation of teachers.

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Prepared by Sarah Lethbridge on 22 January 2013.



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