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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.


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

New senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems

QTAMA Act comes into effect - 14 August 2015

2015 Peter Doherty Award winners presentation ceremony – 14 October

Industry Pre-apprenticeship and Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training programs now open for funding applications

Changes to Queensland Government Building and Construction Training Policy boost skills and increase apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities

$9 billion investment in Queensland education announced in State Budget

Register with Building and Asset Services to compete for minor works or service maintenance contracts

Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art

Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art

The Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art 2015 are open for submissions. All Queensland schools offering senior visual art are invited to submit. The 2014 winning works are on show at the Gallery of Modern Art.


Creative Generation Excellence Award in Instrumental Music

The Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Instrumental Music (MOST) 2015 offers a residential extension program for musically outstanding students from Queensland state secondary schools, culminating in a gala concert at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Tickets are available through QTIX.

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

Premier's Reading Challenge

Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier's Reading Challenge is an opportunity for children to improve their literacy, cultivate a passion for literature and encourage them to read widely for pleasure. All Queensland schools can register Prep - Year 9 students to participate in this year's Premier's Reading Challenge.



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


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 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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