Queensland Debating Union Inc.

The Queensland Debating Union (QDU) is an association which promotes and organizes school-level debating in Queensland, Australia. The Union runs an annual training seminar weekend, provides ongoing assistance and presentations for schools which request our assistance, and facilitates the distribution of material relating to debating, coaching and adjudicating. The Union also organizes debating competitions and activities between primary and secondary schools throughout Queensland.

Current Events

Past Events

  • Monday 3 February 2020
    The QDU offers Coaches’ Seminars at the beginning of the year to instruct coaches in both the mechanics of QDU debating and in techniques and strategies for helping students achieve their full potential. They also provide a useful forum for sharing ideas, answering questions and facilitating communication between schools and the QDU. Conducted by experienced coaches, these seminars have received excellent feedback from participants
    St John Fisher College
  • Thursday 6 February 2020
    The QDU offers Coaches’ Seminars at the beginning of the year to instruct coaches in both the mechanics of QDU debating and in techniques and strategies for helping students achieve their full potential. They also provide a useful forum for sharing ideas, answering questions and facilitating communication between schools and the QDU. Conducted by experienced coaches, these seminars have received excellent feedback from participants
    Woodcrest State College
  • Sunday 9 February 2020
    The 2020 Summer School will consist of a series of mini-lectures, workshops and discussion sessions. These sessions will be conducted by experienced debaters who will demonstrate the three key aspects of debating – matter, manner and method
    Highfields State Secondary College
  • Sunday 9 February 2020
    This workshop is specifically targeting teachers that find themselves coaching multiple teams or are at schools where teachers are overseeing coaches that are coaching multiple teams in the QDU Secondary Schools competition. The QDU offers Coaches’ Seminars at the beginning of the year to instruct coaches in both the mechanics of QDU debating and in techniques and strategies for helping students achieve their full potential.
    Highfields State Secondary College
  • Monday 10 February 2020
    The QDU offers Coaches’ Seminars at the beginning of the year to instruct coaches in both the mechanics of QDU debating and in techniques and strategies for helping students achieve their full potential. They also provide a useful forum for sharing ideas, answering questions and facilitating communication between schools and the QDU. Conducted by experienced coaches, these seminars have received excellent feedback from participants
    Brisbane Boys College
  • Tuesday 11 February 2020
    The Sunshine Coast "Introduction to Debating" night is open to all students, parents, coaches and teachers that are all stakeholders in the QDU Sunshine Coast competitions. Specifically targeting all new comers to debating, this night is designed to introduce everyone to what is expected from a debate. Entry for all persons is free.
    Sunshine Coast Grammar School
  • Wednesday 12 February 2020
    The QDU offers Coaches’ Seminars at the beginning of the year to instruct coaches in both the mechanics of QDU debating and in techniques and strategies for helping students achieve their full potential. They also provide a useful forum for sharing ideas, answering questions and facilitating communication between schools and the QDU. Conducted by experienced coaches, these seminars have received excellent feedback from participants
    Somerville House
  • Sunday 16 February 2020
    The 2020 Summer School will consist of a series of mini-lectures, workshops and discussion sessions. These sessions will be conducted by experienced debaters who will demonstrate the three key aspects of debating – matter, manner and method
    Brisbane Boys College
  • Sunday 16 February 2020
    This workshop is specifically targeting teachers that find themselves coaching multiple teams or are at schools where teachers are overseeing coaches that are coaching multiple teams in the QDU Secondary Schools competition. The QDU offers Coaches’ Seminars at the beginning of the year to instruct coaches in both the mechanics of QDU debating and in techniques and strategies for helping students achieve their full potential.
    Brisbane Boys College
  • Monday 17 February 2020
    The QDU offers Coaches’ Seminars at the beginning of the year to instruct coaches in both the mechanics of QDU debating and in techniques and strategies for helping students achieve their full potential. They also provide a useful forum for sharing ideas, answering questions and facilitating communication between schools and the QDU. Conducted by experienced coaches, these seminars have received excellent feedback from participants
    Ormiston College
  • Wednesday 19 February 2020
    The QDU offers Coaches’ Seminars at the beginning of the year to instruct coaches in both the mechanics of QDU debating and in techniques and strategies for helping students achieve their full potential. They also provide a useful forum for sharing ideas, answering questions and facilitating communication between schools and the QDU. Conducted by experienced coaches, these seminars have received excellent feedback from participants
    Northside Christian College
  • Thursday 31 December 2020
    QDU Handbook
    QDU Handbook Stock

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