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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.


Nominations are now open for the 2016 Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education

Find out if your school is having a review this year - visit our new website

Nominate now for the 2016 Queensland Training Awards

Say 'Bullying. No Way!' on the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, Friday 18 March

Legislation has been introduced into Parliament to restore an independent Training Ombudsman for Queensland's vocational education and training (VET) sector

NAPLAN 2015 Final Report highlights Queensland making improvements in literacy and numeracy results

Nominations open for DET International Women's Day Award

Three new state schools to open in January 2016

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

New start date for the 2016 Queensland school year

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



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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