The Department of Education and Training was established to provide every Queenslander with the opportunity to engage in quality learning experiences and achieve recognised qualifications throughout their lives.
This website contains information about the Education portfolio of the department. To access information about the Training portfolio visit the Training website .
Boards, councils and committees
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.
DET organisational structure
Key priority areas:
- Early Childhood Education
- Student and School Performance
- Curriculum Implementation (Teaching and Learning)
- Training and Skilling Queensland
- Building the Education Revolution (capital works in Queensland schools)
- Workforce Reform (additional literacy and numeracy teachers and teacher aides)
- Policy Development
The goal is to position Queensland's education and training portfolio as equal to the nation's leader over the next three years.
Cameron Dick MP, the member for Greenslopes, is the Minister for Education and Industrial Relations.
Julie Grantham is the Director-General for the Department of Education and Training.
Reports and publications
Major reports and documents published by the Department of Education and Training.
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.