Professional Development programs

Enhancing the professional practise of teachers is essential to engaging students in STEM. SPARQ-ed provides a variety of opportunities including:

  • Twilight information sessions
  • Workshops—focusing on the suggested and mandatory pracs from the QLD Biology syllabus
  • VET Currency/Validation for schools offering Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement or Certificate III Laboratory Skills

Workshop participants will receive documentation suitable for use as evidence of Continuing Professional Development for the Queensland College of Teachers.

Complete the program registration form and email to to book your experience.

Upcoming events

Science Technician Professional Development workshop - Session 2

Date: 30 July 2021 (Session 2 - full)
Time: 9.00 – 2.00pm
Location: SPARQ-ed, Level 2, Translational Research Institute, Woolloongabba
Description: Hands on workshop in SPARQ-ed’s PC2 laboratory.  Participants will gain experience in preparing and performing a variety of microbiology techniques using Risk Level 1 organisms that can be translated back to high school laboratories.
Number of participants:  Limited to 14 due to current COVID guidelines
Cost: $75 per participant (including a light lunch, RSVP by Wednesday 21 July)

Fees and registration information

SPARQ-ed fees

Charged per participant:

  • Whole day workshop $75
  • Twilight session $20

To be paid on confirmation of registration through UQPay. Information will be sent with your Registration Confirmation.

Sessions may be conducted face-face or virtually, contact SPARQ-ed for more details.

Events may be cancelled if insufficient registrations are received.

Registration information

Complete the program registration form and email to The SPARQ-ed team will be in contact to confirm your registration and to provide any further information.

Booking resources