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DET's functions and powers are derived from administering the Acts of Parliament in accordance with Administrative Arrangements Order (No.1) and (No.2) 2009.

Table 1: Administrative Arrangements Order (No.2) 2009

Principal responsibilities Acts administered by the Department of Education and Training

Early Childhood Education and Care

Education including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Education
  • Education of Students of Non-English Speaking Background
  • Education of Students in Youth Detention Centres
  • Preschool Education
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Higher Education including:

  • State Government Policy and Planning

Kindergarten funding

Non-State School Funding

Registration of Teachers

Smart State Education Initiatives

Vocational Education and Training including Technical and Further Education

Australian Catholic University (Queensland) Act 2007
Bond University Act 1987
Child Care Act 2002
Central Queensland University Act 1998
Community Services Act 2007 (Parts 1 to 9, 11 to 13 and Schedules 1 to 4) (jointly administered with the Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Minister for Community Services and Housing and Minister for Women, Minister for Disability Services and Multicultural Affairs)
Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001
Education (Capital Assistance) Act 1993
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006
Education (Overseas Students) Act 1996
Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005
Education (Queensland Studies Authority) Act 2002
Education (Work Experience) Act 1996
Grammar Schools Act 1975
Griffith University Act 1998
Higher Education (General Provisions) Act 2008
James Cook University Act 1997
Queensland University of Technology Act 1998
University of Queensland Act 1998
University of Southern Queensland Act 1998
University of the Sunshine Coast Act 1998
Vocational Education, Training and Employment Act 2000

Source: Queensland Parliament

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