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Department of Education, Training and Employment

The Department of Education, Training and Employment is committed to ensuring Queenslanders have the education and skills they need to contribute to the economic and social development of Queensland.

The department delivers world-class education and training services for people at every stage of their personal and professional development. We are also committed to ensuring our education and training systems are aligned to the state's employment, skills and economic priorities.


Nominate now for the 2015 Queensland Training Awards

Queensland finalists of the 2014 Australian Training Awards

Scholarships and grants available for 2015

New training funding to help Queenslanders

Nominations are now open for Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Instrumental Music (MOST) 2015

Nominations are now open for Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage (CGEN) 2015

Reducing red tape and enhancing safety for schools - Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

Nominations are now open for the inaugural Jack Pizzey Awards for Excellence in Educational Leadership

New Industry Pre-apprenticeship program and Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training program announced

Queensland Education Accord Summit materials now available

DETE's heritage management website now live

38 additional qualifications and skill sets to receive Queensland Government subsidy

The Department of Education, Training and Employment Annual Report 2013-14 is now available

Where did 39,600 Year 12 students from 2013 go next? The 2014 Next Step report knows

Apprenticeship Pledge to create additional apprenticeships in Queensland

Independent review of senior assessment and tertiary entrance processes completed

A Flying Start

Year 7 set to join high school in 2015

From 2015, Year 7 will become the first year of high school across Queensland. Find out more about the preparations, the development of Junior Secondary in state schools and the experiences of our Year 7 pilot schools.

Great Results Guarantee

Great Results Guarantee

In 2015 the Queensland Government will invest a total of $183 million in additional funding for state schools to improve student performance under the Great Results Guarantee.


Great skills. Real opportunities

The Queensland Government has released an action plan to reform the state's further education and training sector.

Strategic Plan

Solid partners Solid futures

Solid partners Solid futures is the Queensland Government's plan to improve early childhood, education, training and employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders

Kindy Roadshow

Say g'day to Jay Kindy Roadshow - 29 October to 6 November

Kindy ambassador Jay Laga'aia is bringing kindy fun to tropical north Queensland and then out west for the second Kindy Roadshow.

Find out more about the Kindy Roadshow



Education Queensland delivers high quality education to more than 70 percent of all Queensland school students at prep, primary and secondary levels.
Education, Education Queensland: students, parents and carers, international students, schools and educators, Queensland academies


Training and Employment

Queensland's entry point to jobs, careers and training, apprenticeships and traineeships, and employment and training government assistance.
Training, training: business and employers, apprenticeships and traineeships, training organisations, universities and higher education

Early Childhood

Early Childhood

The Office for Early Childhood Education and Care is responsible for:

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2014 school terms

Term 1: 28 Jan - 4 Apr
Term 2: 22 Apr - 27 Jun
Term 3: 14 Jul - 19 Sept
Term 4: 7 Oct - 12 Dec

Staff professional development days for 2014

Years 10, 11 and 12 finishing dates for 2014

2015 state school calender (PDF, 237KB)

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