DATTA Qld is the latest name for an organisation that has operated since 1963. Originally the Queensland Manual Arts Teachers Association, QMATA supported Queensland Man Arts teachers from 1963 to 1994 when the association changed names to become INTAD, Industrial Technology And Design Teachers’ Association. The association changed names again in 2015 to become DATTA Qld. These changes have been reflective of the complex and evolving nature of our curriculum area.
Having a common name for all Design and Technology teachers’ and their professional associations allows for greater public recognition of the work we do, as well as more productive relationships with industry, government and organisations.