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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.


Three new state schools to open in January 2016

Australian Training Awards - winners announced

Jobs Queensland legislation passed to restore industry's voice on skills and training in Queensland

50 Queensland state schools have been announced to become Independent Public Schools in 2016

$2 million Future Leaders initiative

Winners of the Jack Pizzey Awards for Excellence in Education Leadership have been announced

Tips and advice for parents and guardians on keeping their school leavers safe during Schoolies

New start date for the 2016 Queensland school year

Celebrations in order for successful Premier's Reading Challenge participants

World Teachers Day 30 October 2015

Not-for-profit community-based organisations and local councils are encouraged to apply for Work Skills Traineeships funding by 12 November 2015 when the second funding round under the SQW initiative closes

Early Start literacy and numeracy data supports early years student learning progress

The Queensland Government is establishing a Training Ombudsman as part of its commitment to providing quality training and reinvigorating the VET sector in Queensland

Applications now open for 2016 teaching Scholarships and Grants

White Ribbon Day breakfast - show your support in ending violence against women

Program a first for Qld and a boost to Indigenous students

Deloitte OneSchool review

Future of Teaching and School Leadership Forum

Join the conversation on the Advancing education action plan and coding and robotics in schools

Jobs Queensland legislation introduced to Parliament

2015 Next Step Survey results are now available

Alcohol and other drugs education available to all secondary students

Queenslanders are reminded to do their homework before enrolling in a training course and choosing a training provider

Applications are now open for the next Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding round

Responding to domestic and family violence in Queensland

Thirty-two Queensland state schools awarded Languages innovation and improvement grants

Premier's Reading Challenge

Premier's Reading Challenge

More than 150,000 children from 1200 schools and early childhood centres participated in this year’s The Premier's Reading Challenge, reading almost two million books. Schools and centres will be celebrating reading achievements during the Celebration Weeks from 9 to 20 November 2015.



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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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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