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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.


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

2014 Premier's Awards for Open Data entries close 26 September - What can you create?

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

Indigenous Training Strategy funding round open 1-26 September

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

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

Your chance to contribute to the Queensland Education Accord

New school review system for Queensland state schools

Instrumental music changes support the transition of Year 7 into secondary school

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.


Corporate Governance Framework 2011-2015

Great teachers = Great results

The Queensland Government has released an action plan to help lift the professional standards of teachers and provide schools with greater autonomy.



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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