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Department of Education and Training

The Department of Education and Training 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.


Queensland Government's $810.7 million investment in skills and training announced with the release of the 2016-17 Annual VET Investment Plan

7540 disadvantaged job seekers to be assisted thanks to $33.3 million from the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative

Six Year 12 students are set to travel to Italy this year after winning the 2016 StuditaliA Prize

Deadly new resources are available on the Every day counts website to promote school attendance

View the list of state schools that have received a $25,000 Languages innovation and improvement grant

Indigenous Education Conference a great success

Refreshed Advancing education action plan released

Ten talented primary and secondary school ensembles have been selected to perform at the Fanfare grand final concerts in August

The regional winners for this year's Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools have been announced

Get your tickets now for Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage 2016

Interested in unlocking the potential of data, innovation and entrepreneurism? Participate in GovHack

Registrations now open for the 2016 Therapy Nursing and Teaching Conference

NAIDOC Week events and festivities will be held across Australia from 3-10 July, including a Family Fun Day on Friday 8 July at Musgrave Park, West End

Nominations for the 2016 Premier's Sustainability Awards are closing soon



High quality state education is delivered to more than 70 percent of all Queensland school students at prep, primary and secondary levels.
Education, students, parents and carers, international students, schools and educators, Queensland academies



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

Early Childhood

Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Education and Care division is responsible for:

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2016 school terms

Staff professional development days for 2016

Years 10, 11 and 12 finishing dates for 2016

2016 state school calendar (PDF, 309KB)

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