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.
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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Dr Jim Watterson is the Director-General for the Department of Education, Training and Employment.
Major reports and documents published by the department.
United in our pursuit of excellence outlines Education Queensland s 2012-2016 agenda for improvement, detailing the key priorities being implemented to ensure that every state school student is learning and achieving within a safe, supportive, inclusive and disciplined learning environment.
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 LOTE offerings in Queensland. The page also contains useful links to sites including 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.
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This page was last reviewed on 22 Apr 2013 at 03:31PM