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A chronology of name changes for Education Queensland

1848
The Board of National Education was appointed to undertake the task of creating government schools similar to the National Schools in Ireland.
1850
The first Queensland government school, Warwick National School opened.
1860
The Education Act 1860 provided a Board of General Education for Queensland.
1875
The State Education Act 1875 was passed and created the Department of Public Instruction.
1957
The Department of Public Instruction became the Department of Education.
1996-97
The Department of Education's name changed to Education Queensland.
1998-2000
The title Education Queensland was used interchangeably with Department of Education.
2000-2001
First mention of 'Education Queensland' referring to the state school sector only. The Department of Education provided state schools and administered the Minister's portfolio responsibilities for non-state schools, higher education and statutory authorities.
2004
The Department of Education and the Arts established (Feb 2004).
2006
The Department of Education, Training and the Arts was created (Sep 2006). Education Queensland used to refer to state school sector exclusively.
2009
The Department of Education, Training and the Arts became the Department of Education and Training as a result of machinery-of-government changes (Mar 2009).
2012
The Department of Education and Training became the Department of Education, Training and Employment (Mar 2012).
2015
The Department of Education, Training and Employment became the Department of Education and Training (Feb 2015).
Last reviewed
10 January 2013
Last updated
3 March 2015