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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.


New writing and mathematics modules to strengthen Queensland's state and non-state school teachers' practice now available online

Inaugural International Women's Day Award opens

Queensland Training Awards 2015 open for nominations

Download the QSchools app to keep up-to-date with your school

Queensland Training Awards 2015 open for nominations

Draft government response to Queensland review of senior assessment and tertiary entrance

From 1 January smoking is banned at all Queensland schools and for 5 metres beyond their boundaries

The full 2014 NAPLAN report is now available from the National Assessment Program website

Queensland employers are getting behind the Apprenticeship Pledge

School-based apprentices to benefit under the School to Trade Pathway incentive

Premier's Anzac Prize 2015 winners announced

Have your say on the draft Queensland Education Accord

Indigenous Training Strategy to boost training and job opportunities

New master teachers appointed

New policy encourages community use of state school facilities

Nominate now for the 2015 Queensland Training Awards

A Flying Start

Year 7 joins high school in 2015

This year, Year 7 becomes 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

Queensland Education Accord

Queensland Education Accord

The draft Queensland Education Accord is now available for public consultation. You are encouraged to have your say on the 30-year vision for education in Queensland by completing the online survey.



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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2015 school terms

Term 1: 27 Jan - 2 Apr
Term 2: 20 Apr - 26 Jun
Term 3: 13 Jul - 18 Sept
Term 4: 6 Oct - 11 Dec

Staff professional development days for 2015

Years 10, 11 and 12 finishing dates for 2015

2015 state school calender (PDF, 237KB)

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