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Summary

You have reached the download data screen for the Schools Directory, which is based on Education Queensland's Centre Information System (CIS) database.

The Schools Directory allows you to search for information about State Schools and associated educational units, administrative units, and support units within the state of Queensland.  It is also possible to download and print the information retrieved in your enquiry search.

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Type of Download File

You may choose one of three types of data to download.

School Profile
Associated Centres
Associated Services

School Profile

The school profile download will contain many of the same data fields as those appearing when an individual school profile is selected and viewed on screen.  The data fields retrieved for the selected schools will be as follows:

School Code Band
School Name Phone Number
School Type Fax Number
Total Enrolment Internet Site
Enrolment Effective Date Official Low Year Level
Officer-In-Charge Title Official High Year Level
Actual Address Line 1 Education District
Actual Address Line 2 Business Centre
Actual Address Line 3 State Electorate
Actual Address Post code Sport Region
Postal Address 1 Sport Sector
Postal Address 2 School Based Management
Postal Address 3
Postal Address Post code  


The file may take several minutes to download.

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Associated Centres

Associated centres are located (only) at the State schools selected in your enquiry search.  The types and number of associated centres found at State schools are as follows:

  • State Preschool Centre (594)
  • Special Education Developmental Unit (24)
  • Special Education Developmental Centre (23)
  • Special Education Unit (122)
  • Secondary Special Education Unit (57)
  • Secondary Campus (3)

When downloading a file of Associated Centres, the following data fields will be retrieved:

School Code
School Name
Associated Centre Code
Associated Centre Name
Associated Centre Telephone

The file may take several minutes to download.

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Associated Services

State schools also offer associated services of the following types:

  • Early Education Class (163)
  • Secondary Department (67)
  • Special Education Class (133)
  • Special Needs Support Group (96)

When downloading a file of Associated Services, the following data fields will be retrieved:

School Code
School Name
Associated Service

The file may take several minutes to download.

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Format Type of Download File

Data can be downloaded in either of the following formats:

  1. Comma Delimited file
  2. Tab Delimited file

A tab delimited file is suitable to be imported into most word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.

A comma delimited file is a data file with fields separated by a comma. You can open a comma delimited file in most software applications eg Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel etc.

Please refer to the help manuals of these software applications on how to import/open a comma or tab delimited file.

The school code and school name information is included in all download files. You can make use of the school code field to join the files after they have been imported. Please refer to the help manuals of the software regarding how to join tables/files.

The default file extension is "dat" but you can change it as you specify the directories and filename. Although the extension of a comma delimited file is usually "csv", it is recommended that you do not use "csv" as the file extension if you plan to open the download file in Excel in future. It is because Excel will interpret the school code field as a numeric field instead of a character field if it has a "csv" extension and this will remove all leading zeros of the school code.

Note that the "Unknown file type" message box will not appear if your browser has been configured to launch the file/MIME type "application/dat" by a particular software eg Excel. In such case, the download file will be saved with a default filename and opened by the specified software for your immediate examination.

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Updating Information

If you believe that any of this general administrative information is incorrect please email the Portfolio Performance Measurement Branch with your concerns.

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