Professional Development

2017 State Conference

Fri., 03/11/2017, 8:00 am –

Sat., 04/11/2017, 4:00 pm

Looking Forward ATOM QLD State Conference proudly presented by QUT Creative Industries

2017 marks a juncture in Media Arts, Film Television and New Media education history whereby educators have and are implementing the Media Arts strand aligned to the Australian Curriculum and the release of a brand new FTVnM Senior Syllabus as QLD transitions into the Senior Assessment Tertiary Entrance system (SATE).

Delegates can Look Forward to:

  • Keynotes with Industry guests: Julie Eckersley Producer at Matchbox Pictures and others TBC
  • SATE FTVnM Senior Syllabus presentation and Q&A with QCAA
  • Panel with Victorian teachers discussing external assessment and exam preparation
  • Workshops focused on scriptwriting, video editing, ACTF apps Little Lunch and My:24, Flipped Learning and many more
  • Presentations and workshops exploring content that is aligned to Australian Curriculum in a Primary and Junior Secondary context

This year we are excited to announce an evening event to celebrate and acknowledge Helen Yeates’ contribution to Media education and the Industry. This event will be a seperate ticketed event and is NOT INCLUDED in the cost of your Conference registration. More details to come soon.

About PD:

ATOMQld aims to support the professional development of Media teachers at all stages of their careers and offers a wide range of Professional Development seminars to our Members and Media teachers in Queensland predominately through our State Conference usually held every two years.
A National Conference every other year in which ATOMVic, ATOMWA, SAAME and media educators from across the Asia Pacific and the globe join together with us in alternate locations.

Regional PD

Industry Connect
While held in Brisbane this regular event is streamed live on the net. Keep an eye out on our news feed and Facebook for dates and times.

Activate Entertainment / Velbella / MyMyk / TEDs
We have several dedicated industry groups willing to travel to your area and deliver PD to you and/or your students. Get in contact with ATOM QLD to see how we can support you with this and check out their websites.
Activate Entertainment


Media Arts: Twilight Swap & Share

ATOMQ is offering the following PD in support of teachers working towards or implementing the Australian Media Arts Curriculum.

If you have questions about integrating the Australian Media Arts Curriculum into your school, come for some wine and nibbles and a Swap & Share focused on 7-10 Media Arts programs. Hear brief presentations from several schools about how they’ve been implementing Media Arts curriculum into year 7-10 in terms of timetabling, content, assessment and resources. Open to all teachers. If Primary interest is indicated, sessions will be tailored for this audience.

WHEN: This Event has closed - resources now available to members on the resources page

WHERE: Brisbane State High School, Art department (Level 3, I block)

RSVP: Contact Aimee Gust ( by Monday 21st November. (Please indicate if you require parking).


Connect with Industry
Industry Connect 2: Writing & Producing co-hosted by ATOM Qld and Activate Entertainment is at Little Tokyo Two Wed 29 July. We will be live-streaming so mark it in your diary even if you can't be there in person!

ATOMQld is always keen to hear feedback on our events or suggestions as to PDs you’d like to see in the future. Please submit any information via our Contacts page.

Past Activities:

ATOM QLD State conference 2015

See the recorded Twitter story !

Conference twitter feed


Yet another fantastic conference, with another coming up in 2015 - a range of opportunities for all teachers of media.

ATOM QLD STATE Conference 2012

The Conference was put together with input from dozens of ATOM QLD members, and there was nary an area of film, television and new media that was not addressed. Special thanks to Aimee Gust, secretary of Atom QLD and teacher at BSHS, and her team of devoted students for making sure the conference ran without a hitch! Highlights included keynotes from Axel Bruns and Mairi Cameron. There was also a live webcast interview with Jill Billcock and Kriv Stenders, the editor and director of Red Dog enabled by a partnership with the National Film and Sound Archive.


Thanks to those who attended "STATE OF MEDIA" in Cairns on July 30, 2011. Around 30 Media teachers took part. ATOM President Derek Weeks presented a session on the  impending National Curriculum, Terry Oberg steered a Flash rotoscoping workshop and Clyde Williams gave a presentation on Standards. It seemed like a great day was had by all!

AN EVENING WITH Kelly Chapman and Della Churchill, And the atom qld 2011 AGm

This event was held on April 13, 2011 at Marist Brothers Ashgrove, and was a fascinating insight into a corner of the Media industry that was unfamiliar to mo0st of the attendees. Here's the original invitation, for posterity's sake...

Kelly Chapman and Della Churchill discuss and trends in new media / transmedia. A must-see presentation and Q & A opportunity for teachers of media. Kelly and Della are founders and producers of a world’s-first one-stop information and online network site for the recently bereaved. Financed by private equity and Screen Australia, it uses screen skills and social media knowledge to help people through a difficult period in their life. 

Kelly Chapman is a passionate and skilled teller of screen stories. Experienced in film, television, broadband and mobile entertainment, her work is marked by originality, high production quality and its transmedia tendencies. Kelly is a regular speaker and mentor on transmedia and alternative production methods. 

Della Churchill has completed two business degrees and worked in corporate finance and foreign exchange dealing before switching to an AFTRS Film Producing degree. She has almost twenty years experience in film and television projects as a producer, director, writer and location manager, concentrating on producing feature films in the last eight years.

World Summit on Media for Children and Youth

ATOM Qld sent a delegation from the Qld Youth Council on Mass Media to the World Summit on Media for Children and Youth in Sweden in June 2010. 

Check out their final presentation to the whole conference!