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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.


DET is celebrating 50 years of speech-language therapy helping students with speech language communication needs

Last chance for tickets for the 2016 Queensland Training Awards' State Gala Dinner on Friday 9 September in Brisbane

The reading period for the 2016 Premier's Reading Challenge closes 26 August. Enter all reading achievements into the PRC database by 9 September

The most outstanding instrumental music ensembles in Queensland have been announced at the 2016 Fanfare grand final concerts

Making our roads safer for everyone - Queensland Road Safety Week 22 to 28 August

Seventeen successful Education Horizon research grant applications announced

Tickets are on sale now for the 2016 Queensland Training Awards' State Gala Dinner on Friday 9 September in Brisbane

New Sally and Possum apps are now available for download from the iTunes app store

Purchase your Fanfare 2016 grand final concert tickets now!

Naplan summary test results highlights Queensland's continued improvement

Applications open for Queensland Overseas Foundation 2017 scholarship program

Deloitte selected to undertake Queensland student disability review

The state finalists for the 2016 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools have been announced

The department is seeking feedback on the development of a Queensland VET Quality Framework as part of the government's commitment to promoting quality in vocational education and training (VET)

Join more than 800 schools who have taken up the Premier's Reading Challenge this year. There's still time to register

Queensland Government's $810.7 million investment in skills and training announced with the release of the 2016-17 Annual VET Investment Plan

7540 disadvantaged job seekers to be assisted thanks to $33.3 million from the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative



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



Queensland's entry point to training, apprenticeships and traineeships, 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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2016 school terms

Staff professional development days for 2016

Years 10, 11 and 12 finishing dates for 2016

2016 state school calendar (PDF, 309KB)

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