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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.


Let's thank all our tuckshop workers and volunteers on Tuckshop Day

DETE's heritage management website now live

2015 scholarships and grants now available

38 additional qualifications and skill sets to receive Queensland Government subsidy

Become a beginning teacher mentor

Applications open for new round of Community Learning funding

Chatter matters - get the new oral language development SPEAK app

The Department of Education, Training and Employment Annual Report 2013-14 is now available

Where did 39,600 Year 12 students from 2013 go next? The 2014 Next Step report knows

Queensland Education Accord Summit Communique published online

Applications for the 2015 round of the Supporting Women Scholarships program open until 10 October

Apprenticeship Pledge to create additional apprenticeships in Queensland

Senior students will learn about alcohol and other drugs education in Term 4

Second round of Great Results Guarantee funding announced

Independent review of senior assessment and tertiary entrance processes completed

Queensland Training Awards winners announced

Education features prominently in Queensland Government Response to The Queensland Plan

Check out how Queensland schools are using the G20 as a learning opportunity

The 2015 Queensland state school calendar is now available

Grants available for rural or remote school tuckshop convenors and volunteers to attend SmartChoices masterclass in Brisbane

Inaugural mentor teachers graduate

Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education winners announced

New performance review process for Queensland state school teachers

New policy: Languages in Queensland state schools

2014 NAPLAN Outcomes Report showing Queensland student achievement now available

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

Education accord

Queensland Education Accord

The Queensland Government is undertaking extensive consultation with parents, schools, unions and schooling sectors to map out the future of education and create Queensland's first Education Accord. Have your say. Find out more about the Queensland Education Accord.



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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2014 school terms

Term 1: 28 Jan - 4 Apr
Term 2: 22 Apr - 27 Jun
Term 3: 14 Jul - 19 Sept
Term 4: 7 Oct - 12 Dec

Staff professional development days for 2014

Years 10, 11 and 12 finishing dates for 2014

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