Links

TALMheader2            Tasmanian Association of Laboratory Managers
asetlogo1          ASET-NSW – the NSW Lab Technicians’ Association
labnetwestlogo       LabNet West – WA
RTGlogo     Regional Technicians Group – WA
QEST    Queensland Education – Science Technicians

Science Education Technicians Australia – the National Lab Technicians’ Association
cropped-stanz-logo1                Science Technicians’ Association of New Zealand


General Links

VSAEC (Victorian Schools Animal Ethics Committee)
Primary Industry Centre for Science Education

Classroom/Preproom Resources

General – School Science Lessons
General – The Science Spot
Posters etc – Teachers’ Bazaar
Videos and dvds – Enhance TV

General Prep and lab duties information

Lab Tech support page NSW
Preproom.org
Chemtalk

LABCON – Papers from past conferences

Laboratory design (Labcon 2003) 
Peter Ellis’ Laboratory Arts and Recipes

Magazines

Helix magazine (CSIRO) http://www.csiro.au/resources/The-Helix-Index.html
Scientriffic http://www.csiro.au/resources/ScientrifficIndex.html
Cosmos http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/

Unions (descriptors are taken from the organisations’ websites)

VICTORIAN INDEPENDENT EDUCATION UNION  represents members who work in non government education in Victoria.
Whether you are in teaching or non-teaching employment (such as laboratory staff), you are eligible to join VIEU. For information about VIEU, go to the website or talk to an organiser on 9254 1860.

AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION UNION Benefits of joining the AEU include advice regarding work agreements, professional support and development programs, union training and free legal advice regarding work matters

Community and Public Sector Union has a national membership of 200,000 including colleagues employed right across the Victorian Public Sector. Together with our members, the Union conducts a never ending campaign to improve the terms and conditions of employment, as well as providing specialist individual help or representation if you need it. CPSU offers industrial protection and that ensures you have the principal public sector organisation looking after your working rights, winning wage increases, protecting your conditions, and providing personal industrial assistance when you need it.
In addition, the Union also, provides a wide range of membership benefits and services.

OH&S
DEECD has a new OHS web page at: www.education.vic.gov.au/hr/ohs

Suppliers

Haines Educational
Science Supply Australia P/L
Southern Biological Supplies
Westlab
Scientrific
Cider House Tech Pty Ltd  – Doug Bail
Apps Laboratories
Crown Scientific – laboratory supplies
Cospak – glass and plastic containers
Edusupplies – suppliers and servicers of microscopes
Jaycar Electronics
Gallay Medical & Scientific Pty. Ltd.
MadLab – Adam Selinger lab supplies
Rowe Scientific
The Logical Interface
Principles and Practice (Harvey Edwards repair services)
Electus (http://www.techbrands.com/ ) who are the wholesaler for Jaycar and much cheaper.