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.
Read the minutes and outcomes of the department's boards, councils and committees.
Queensland's first school opened in 1826 with 16 pupils, the children of soldiers and convicts from the first settlement in Moreton Bay. It was not until 1860, however, that the first Education Act was proclaimed and all primary education was placed under one general and comprehensive system controlled by the Board of General Education. More history and key dates.
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Kate Jones is the Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games.
Yvette D'Ath is the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Training and Skills.
The Director-General of the Department of Education and Training is Dr Jim Watterston.
Major reports and documents published by the department.
Every student succeeding - state schools strategy 2014-2018 is Queensland's plan to lift the performance of each state school student, teacher and principal.
Statistics and demographic information about Queensland state schools are available on the Statistics and information page.
The page contains a range of data including school and student counts, student attendance rates, class size achievements, school disciplinary absences and languages other than English (LOTE) offerings in Queensland. The page also contains useful links to sites including the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and post-school destination data.
A list of the department's statutory authorities.
Information provided in this web site summarises key Professional Development initiatives for all groups of departmental employees.
This page was last reviewed on 17 Feb 2017