Department of Education and Training (Queensland)

The Department of Education is a department of the Queensland Government in Australia.[1]

Department of Education
Department overview
Headquarters30 Mary Street, Brisbane
MottoInspiring minds. Creating opportunities. Shaping Queensland's future.
Minister responsible
  • Grace Grace, Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations. The Department of Education is led by Director-General, Tony Cook PSM.

The department's offices are located at 30 Mary Street, Brisbane.


The department has been formerly known as the Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Education and Training.


The Department of Education is primarily concerned with early childhood education, student and school performance, implementation of the curriculum, improving literacy and numeracy as well as policy development. The Department also worked previously to implement the Building the Education Revolution scheme.[2]


Queensland has one of the most generous school fee exemption schemes in Australia. Following a 2011 review the department has decided to limit fee exemptions for international students only to the children of students studying for doctorates or on AusAID or defence scholarships.[3]

iPad trials

The department trialed the use of iPads at primary and secondary schools in October 2010 to test compatibility with the existing network.[4]

See also


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "About the Department". Department of Education. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  3. John Ross (1 February 2012). "State slugs foreign students' kids". The Australian. News Limited. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  4. Jenna Pitcher (24 September 2010). "QLD schools latest to pick up iPad". CIO Australia. IDG Communications. Archived from the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
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