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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 Teaching Careers Day 16 September 2015

Thirty-two Queensland state schools awarded Languages innovation and improvement grants

New senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems

The 2015 Queensland Training Awards State Final - Training's night of nights - will be held on Friday 11 September at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane - tickets now on sale!

Get involved in Speech Pathology Week: 23-29 August

QTAMA Act comes into effect - 14 August 2015

2015 Peter Doherty Award winners announced

2015 NAPLAN results released

Industry Pre-apprenticeship and Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training programs now open for funding applications

Changes to Queensland Government Building and Construction Training Policy boost skills and increase apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities

Passage of legislation to dissolve QTAMA will reinforce TAFE Queensland’s leading VET role

$9 billion investment in Queensland education announced in State Budget

Register with Building and Asset Services to compete for minor works or service maintenance contracts

STEM in Action grant winners announced

Twenty one secondary and special schools awarded funding from the Collaboration and Innovation Fund.

Queensland Government's $754.6 million investment in skills and training announced with the release of the 2015-16 Annual VET Investment Plan.

Come and see what regional Queensland has to offer

Employment booklet supports students to find work

Education sectors collaborate to ensure excellence in preservice teachers' professional experience

Learn about influenza and how to protect students, staff and the school community from catching the flu by accessing the Queensland Health website

Free online training program now available to help schools understand Smart Choices, the Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy for Queensland Schools

Entries for the Buy Smart 2015 competition Year 4-12 students closes 18 September

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Giving teenagers experiences that last a lifetime, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is a flexible, interesting and fun packed program for all young people between the age of 14 and 25.

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

Premier's Reading Challenge

Premier's Reading Challenge

The Premier's Reading Challenge is an opportunity for children to improve their literacy, cultivate a passion for literature and encourage them to read widely for pleasure. All Queensland schools can register Prep - Year 9 students to participate in this year's Premier's Reading Challenge.

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Supporting successful transitions to school

A positive start to school will help your child develop a lifelong love of learning. A successful transitions to school is more than a great first day. Find out how you can help your child enjoy a positive start to school.



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 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

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2015 school terms

Term 1: 27 Jan - 2 Apr
Term 2: 20 Apr - 26 Jun
Term 3: 13 Jul - 18 Sept
Term 4: 6 Oct - 11 Dec

Staff professional development days for 2015

Years 10, 11 and 12 finishing dates for 2015

2015 state school calendar (PDF, 237KB)

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