The Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) delivers and maintains educational facilities for people of all ages, from children to adults, and from a diverse range of social, economic and cultural backgrounds. DETE educational facilities include schools, early childhood centres and kindergarten services across Queensland. This asset base is constantly upgraded and improved to continue to deliver quality learning facilities for state education.
The Design Standards for DETE Facilities have been developed, in consultation with a number of stakeholders, to assist design consultants and delivery professionals in the design of inclusive, safe, healthy and environmentally sustainable educational facilities which provide optimum functionality for the users and the flexibility to adapt over time to modern pedagogies. The Design Standards detail key educational facility design requirements which support the Department's aim in delivering high quality, fit for purpose and future focused educational facilities.
The Design Standards for DETE Facilities sets the framework for a consistent approach to the delivery of innovative and cost effective educational facilities and form part of a suite of briefing documents.
The Design Standards for DETE Facilities are maintained and periodically updated by Capital Works Delivery, Infrastructure Services Branch, Brisbane.
To comment on the application and use of the Design Standards, please provide us with feedback, as necessary.
|Design Standards for DETE Facilities||Version 3.0|
|Master Planning 'This document is currently under review'||Version 1.1|
|Landscape Design Requirements||Version 1.0|
|Landscape Management for Education Queensland Schools||Version 1.0|
|Schools Standard Air-Conditioning Specification||Version 2|
|Guide Notes for Schools Tenderers and Installers||Version 1.0|
|Security Design Requirements||Version 12.0|
|School Electronic Security Systems||Version 2009.1|
|Security Fencing Specification||Version 3.0|
|Alarm System Monitoring||Version 2.0|
|Network Infrastructure Procedures and Standards (DNIPS) Part A (Policy)||Version 3.0|
|Network Infrastructure Procedures and Standards (DNIPS) Part B (Technical Standard)||Version 3.0|
The Design Standards for DETE Facilities, which forms part of a suite of briefing documents, details key educational facility design requirements which support the Department's aim in delivering high quality, fit for purpose and future focused educational facilities.
The purpose of Master Planning in schools is to provide a logical development strategy, which supports the service delivery requirements of the school. Master planning must combine both educational and facility planning. Planning must also be in accordance with corporate objectives and policies and address resourcing constraints.
*This document is currently under review*
The Landscape Design Requirements relate to the Facilities Design Requirements for Education Queensland School Facilities, including school Master Planning Requirements and supplementary Ecologically Sustainable Development Requirements.
This publication is intended to be used by principals, school staff and students, as well as by P&C Committees and other community support organisations, to ensure a holistic, yet practical, approach when considering improvements and maintenance of school grounds.
Schools installing air-conditioning need to ensure that systems comply with a Department of Education and Training's "Standard Air-conditioning Specification (Version 2). Guide notes are also available to assist schools with the process of calling tenders for air-conditioning projects.
The security design requirements and specifications relate to electronic and physical security for reference during capital works projects, retrofits and minor upgrades to schools. These requirements incorporate the concepts of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).
State Government Security (SGS) has developed the following documentation requirements as a prerequisite for SGS to take over alarm system monitoring.
These documents outline the standards to which all network cabling and supporting infrastructure within Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment environments shall be installed and the procedures and processes to follow.
The first document (Part A) outlines details the procedures necessary to ensure all ICT cabling and supporting infrastructure in DETE environments are installed in accordance with the departmental standard.
Part B sets the standards to which all network cabling and supporting infrastructure in DETE environments shall be installed. This document is intended for those personnel directly involved with the installation of ICT cabling on DETE premises.
This page was last reviewed on 25 Oct 2014