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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.


Current educational facility closures

Student absences as a result of an extreme weather event or natural disaster are not counted on a student's report card nor in the school's absence data.

Winners in the inaugural Jack Pizzey Awards for Excellence in Educational Leadership announced

Online workshop series for National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Nominations close soon for the Inaugural International Women's Day Award

Register now for the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Nominations for Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Instrumental Music (MOST) 2015 close Friday 27 February

Rural and remote Queensland families to benefit from an increase in the Living Away From Home Allowances Scheme

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

Queensland Training Awards 2015 open for nominations

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

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

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

A Flying Start

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence will be held on Friday, 20 March 2015. The annual event is Australia's key anti-bullying event for schools. Get involved, register now!

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

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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