Use this link to send an email to the Premier to ask her to support the case for pay parity for Education Therapists!

 On 12 March, Commissioner Black referred the ongoing process of negotiating your wages and conditions to arbitration.

The immediate effect of this referral is that any members currently taking protected industrial action must now stop. We cannot take protected action while we are in arbitration.

If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact the union office. You can read more here.

Therapists are so important to thousands of students and the educators who work with them. The impact you have on the lives of students is incredible!

This year we are working towards positive change and a better appreciation of your roles within the Department.

The Department in recent history has not taken the opportunity to look at the essential role of therapists or to address issues surrounding your workloads and classification levels. The time has come, it needs to happen now.


In 2017, delegates spent hours and hours negotiating with the Department, pulling together research and reports and lobbying politicians as part of the state election campaign.

We have released the final report from the Together / DET working group who reviewed the key differences between what Queensland Health offer as opposed to DET.

You do great work in Education and you deserve to be remunerated equally with your colleagues in Queensland Health.

Here are 3 things you can do to make sure 2018 is the year of pay parity:

  1. Check out the final report from the Working Party.
  2. Spread the word about the need to have equal pay with other allied health professionals – talk to your colleagues.
  3. Share this with your colleagues and encourage them to join you as a union member

Final report appendices 

Appendix 1 | Appendix 2 | Appendix 3 | Appendix 4 | Appendix 5 | Appendix 6 | Appendix 7 | Appendix 8 | Appendix 9

Remember that as part of your Together membership you have your professional indemnity insurance included. Here is a flyer about the inclusions in your policy.