QSITE Gold Coast

The Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education (QSITE) is the professional association for Queensland teachers involved in the use of digital technologies and computer education in schools. QSITE has operated since 1981 with over 300 members and maintains 8 chapters around the state. The Gold Coast chapter of QSITE has operated since 1998 to provide a focus on K-12 computer education and edutech initiatives for Gold Coast schools and universities. 

QSITE draws upon hundreds of leading Queensland educators in computer education, the Queensland IT industry, and government organisations, and wider national and international network through the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) and the International Society for Information Technology in Education (ISTE), that support local, state, national, and international projects and research in computer education and edutech. 

The Gold Coast chapter of QSITE supports the Gold Coast EduTech Board of individuals and organisations focused on supporting computer education and edutech on the Gold Coast. 

The Gold Coast chapter of QSITE hosted the 2019 CreativITy state conference and the 2021 CreativITy conferences.

QSITE Gold Coast Awards

QSITE Gold Coast awards recognise the contributions of Gold Coast professionals to computer education. Several awards require demonstrated contribution to association leadership while others recognise more general contributions to computer education.

You may nominate yourself or someone else may nominate you for an award. While applicants may nominate and receive more than one award, consideration may be given to applications if a nominee is already receiving other awards.

Awards must be submitted by the end of October each year and will be announced and conferred at the QSITE Gold Coast annual end of year celebrations held at the Northcliffe Surf Lifesaving Club in November.

Not all awards may be conferred each year and the decisions of the awards committee are final.

The following award categories are available:

Distinguished Contribution

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a professional who has led groundbreaking initiatives to improve computer education on the Gold Coast.


This award recognises a professional who has at least 10 years’ experience, an appreciable portion of which has been in leadership positions, in organisations or institutions with a significant role in computer education.

Best Practice

This award recognises the work of an individual that has contributed to computer education through their professional practice.


This award recognises excellence in journalism, social media commentary and publications that focus on computer education.


This award aims to assist with establishing the research career of a recent master's or doctoral graduate in computer education. It is open to individuals whose master's degree or doctorate has been conferred by an Australian university in the three preceding years.

Rising Star

This award recognises a member showing potential to be a future leader in the association and who has been involved in association leadership for less than 3 years.

Details of each award including criteria and recognition details are available in the application form.

Awards submission form: https://forms.gle/ebEkHRSshP5zD4ar6