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About the 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.


Kate Jones is the Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism and Major Events.

Yvette D'Ath External Link is the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Training and Skills.


The Director-General of the Department of Education and Training is Dr Jim Watterston.

The department's portfolios

Access the department's portfolios by visiting the Education Queensland website, Training Queensland website External Link and the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care website.

Organisational structure

Introducing our Executive Management Board (EMB) and our organisational structure Adobe PDF document.

Corporate documents

Gain an understanding of the department strategic direction, budget and more by reading through our corporate documents.

Right to information

Ask for information about the department by visiting the Right to information website and learning about what is available and how to access it.

Queensland Government data

Browse, learn about and download Queensland Government data.

Working in DET - awards and agreements

Visit the Working in DET page and find out about the current industrial instruments (awards and agreements) covering departmental employees.

Receipt of gifts and benefits by employees of the department

See quarterly registers documenting the receipt of gifts and benefits by employees of the department where they are in excess of $150.

DET apps

Download free DET apps.


Watch the latest videos on our DET Queensland YouTube channel - DET TV External Link.

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This page was last reviewed on 09 Dec 2015

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