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    Education (General Provisions) Amendment Regulation 2008
    Non-State schools whose students use State Schools of Distance Education (SSDEs) do not pay for the service, despite the fact that those non-State schools receive State and Commonwealth Government funding for the students as if they were receiving their full general education program at the non-State school. In March 2008, a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) was released to consult on and explain

    Transitioning from DECKAS to universal access funding arrangements
    In 2007, in response to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) National Reform Agenda, the Government committed to a review of the Department of Education Community Kindergarten Assistance Scheme (DECKAS). The review, undertaken by external consultants, incorporated research and analysis, thorough consultation and the development of future options. The review identified that Government inves

    Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)
    Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) includes all care and education arrangements for children under compulsory school age and includes playgroups, child care centres, kindergartens and family day care schemes. A reform agenda that targets access, affordability and quality of ECEC is an effective pathway to improved productivity, participation and social inclusion. The Queensland Government

    State recurrent grant to non-state schools
    The State Government provides annual recurrent funding to state and non-state schools in Queensland. The current model for allocating funds to non-state schools does not appropriately reflect the higher costs that are incurred by those non-state schools that deliver quality education to cohorts with more complex educational needs (e.g. geographically isolated; Indigenous students, students with di

    Prep School Capital Works
    In October 2007 the Parliamentary Public Works Committee announced an inquiry into the prep school year capital works program. The Committee tabled its report on 2 December 2008 (Report 100). The report found that the Prep School Year Capital Works Program was suitable, necessary and advisable; that it provided reasonable value for money; that the work will have a positive impact on the community

    Education and Training Legislation Amendment Bill 2009
    The proposed Education and Training Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 makes a number of amendments to the following legislation administered by the Department of Education and Training: Education (Capital Assistance) Act 1993 to provide that the ‘approved authority’ for a non-State school which applies for, and may be granted capital, is the school’s governing body, rather than requiring the Ministe

    Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2009
    The proposed Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 would amend legislation administered by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to provide for the following matters: Provision of Queensland Senior School qualifications overseas The intention of the proposal is to give eligible students at overseas schools the opportunity to receive Queensland senior school qualifications. Currently,

    Government Response to the Report of the Queensland Education Performance Review
    In December 2008, the Premier commissioned Professor Geoff Masters, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Council of Education Research, to conduct a review of primary schooling in Queensland, with a specific focus on literacy, numeracy and science. On 1 May 2008, Professor Masters presented his final report, A Shared Challenge: Improving Literacy, Numeracy and Science Learning in Queensland

    National Early Childhood Development Reform Agenda
    In December 2007, the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) agreed to a partnership between the Australian Government and States and Territories to pursue substantial reform in early childhood development, including reforms to the early childhood education and care quality system. COAG endorsed Australia’s first comprehensive set of aspirations, outcomes, progress measures and future early ch

    Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting (QCAR) Framework
    The purpose of the QCAR framework is to increase the quality and consistency of teaching and learning. This is done by aligning the curriculum with assessment of student learning and the way student achievement is reported. The framework was developed in collaboration with the state, catholic and independent schooling sectors. Implementation of the framework and development of its key products co

    School Disciplinary Absence Data for 2007-2008
    The disciplinary absence data was drawn from School Disciplinary Absence Collection (SDAC) System since the start of Term 4 2002. SDAC was suitable for reporting broad trends at the State and regional level. Cabinet noted the School Disciplinary Absence (SDA) data for 2007-08 by region and reason. Cabinet endorsed the release of SDA data. Attachments Summary of State School Disciplinary Absenc

    National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care
    Cabinet – November 2009 National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care Minister for Education and Training In December 2007, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to a partnership between the Australian Government and States and Territories to pursue substantial reform in early childhood development, including reforms to the early childhood education and care quality

    Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2009
    The Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 will amend legislation administered by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to provide for the following matters: Publication scheme for non-compliance under the Child Care Act 2002 The Bill will amend the Child Care Act 2002 (CCA) to provide parents and guardians with access to information about licensed child care services (with the excepti

    Languages other than English (LOTE) in State Schools
    The Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs has nationally recognised the value of developing language skills and intercultural understanding as a core component of students’ educational experience. The Council of Australian Governments agreed to the National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program in December 2008 through the Productivity Agenda Wo

    Education and Training Legislation (Skills Queensland) Amendment Bill 2010
    The Education and Training Legislation (Skills Queensland) Amendment Bill 2010 amends the Vocational Education, Training and Employment Act 2000 to establish an industry led skills commission in Queensland, to be called Skills Queensland. The establishment of Skills Queensland marks a new approach to ensuring that Queensland’s skills system meets the needs of a growing and diversifying Queensland

    Child Care and another act amendment bill 2010
    The Child Care and Another Act Amendment Bill 2010 (the Bill) will amend legislation administered by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to provide for the following matters: Child care services to keep log books of compliance history The Bill will amend the Child Care Act 2002 (the CCA) to introduce a requirement for the licensees of all licensed child care services (other than school

    Flying Start for Children Discussion Paper
    The discussion paper A flying start for Queensland children will be released on 2 February 2010 for public consultation on future directions in education for all Queensland schools. The discussion paper has three sections: Getting ready for school, including encouraging families to read to their children and enlisting an army of volunteer Queensland Ready Readers in primary schools; Getting rea

    Temporary confiscation powers
    Principals and teachers in both State and non-State schools have the power to temporarily confiscate property. For State schools, this is an inherent power based on obligations under the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 regarding school management and a common law duty owed to students. For non-State schools the inherent power at common law is also supported by contractual rights. Current

    Education and Training LABill 2010
    The Education and Training Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 (the Bill) will amend legislation administered by the Department of Education and Training to provide for the following matters: Power of State school principals to exclude a student On 18 December 2009, the Minister for Education and Training announced the Government’s commitment to grant State school principals the power to exclude stude

    Queensland Chief Scientist Annual Report 2010
    The Queensland Chief Scientist Annual Report 2010 is the final report provided by Professor Peter Andrews as Queensland Chief Scientist. The Report outlines the effectiveness of the Government’s investment in research and development (R&D) to date and makes three recommendations with regard to the future: Make balanced investments in R&D infrastructure. Make focussed investments in R&D projects li

    Family Responsibility Commission Annual Report 2009-10 and April-June 10 Qtr Report
    In line with the Family Responsibilities Commission Act 2008, which established the Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC), the Minister is to be provided with the FRC’s Annual Report each year for tabling in Parliament. The FRC also provides the Minister with quarterly reports on its operations. The Annual Report 2009-10 provides statistical and financial information including: 4364 agency

    Teacher Education and School Induction Programs
    The Education Green Paper, A Flying Start for Queensland Children, announced a review of teacher training and school induction programs and the establishment of Teaching Education Centres of Excellence. Distinguished educational leaders, Professor Brian Caldwell and Mr David Sutton, were appointed as joint review leaders and two review reports have been prepared. The first report outlines the ap

    Flying Start for Queensland Children - Education White Paper
    The Government released the Education Green Paper A Flying Start for Queensland Children for public consultation from February to June 2010. Queenslanders were engaged in extensive consultation including 93 public forums attended by 2,601 people. Forums gave local school communities opportunities to have their say on the proposed reforms and suggest ideas for consideration. In addition, all stakeh

    Education and Training and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
    The Queensland Government is committed to protecting all children from harm and ensuring that the highest possible standards of safety and well-being are upheld in Queensland schools. To this end, the Bill makes a number of amendments to ensure this commitment to Queensland children and their families is upheld. The Education and Training Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 will: extend the mandatory

    Extension to the Cape York Welfare Reform Trail
    The Cape York Welfare Reform Trial (the Trial) commenced in July 2008 and aims to build stronger and more resilient communities; re-establish local Indigenous authority; enable children to achieve their full potential; support engagement in the real economy; and move individuals and families from welfare housing to home ownership. The Trial operates in Aurukun, Hope Vale, Coen and Mossman Gorge wi

    Qld Post-secondary Education and Training (QPET) Review
    Queensland’s publicly funded vocational education and training system provides accredited training to 280,000 students including 93,000 apprentices and trainees. The state’s higher education sector provides education to more than 208,000 students including over 158,000 undergraduate students. In 2011 the Government commissioned an independent review of vocational education and training and higher

    Aust Govt Review of Funding for Schooling
    As part of the Inter-governmental Agreement, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to pursue a range of policy and reform directions including education through the National Education Agreement. In April 2010, the Australian Government announced a review of school funding. The review would be conducted independently, ‘with a focus on the best allocation of resources to all schools –

    Learning Earning Active Places strategy
    Around 78 percent of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Queensland live in cities and towns. ‘LEAP: Learning Earning Active Places—a strategy for improving access to education, employment, health and housing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders in urban and regional areas’ has been developed as part of the Government’s commitment to close the g

    Education and Care Services National Law (Qld) Bill 2011
    In December 2009, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to the National Partnership Agreement on the National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care. This included the commitment to establish a jointly governed, uniform National Quality Framework (NQF) for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services. Under the NQF sits a national rating and assessment process fo

    Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
    The Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 will amend legislation administered by the Department of Education, Training and Employment to provide for the following matters. The Bill amends the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 to enable State Schools of Distance Education to deliver e-kindy to eligible children. E-kindy is a kindergarten program delivered via distance education to chil

    Appointment of Chair and Director Board Aviation Australia Pty Ltd
    Aviation Australia Pty Ltd provides aviation training to support the development of Queensland as an aviation and aerospace hub for the Asia-Pacific region, and is a centre of excellence for education and training for the aviation industry. The constitution of Aviation Australia Pty Ltd defines the objectives for which the Company is established as to: facilitate the setup and establishment of a

    Appt of member to the Non-State School Eligibility for Govt Funding Committee
    The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 provides for the establishment of two bodies, the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board and the Non-State Schools Eligibility for Government Funding Committee (the Committee). The Committee is established under section 133 of the Act. Under section 134 of the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 the Committee has the f

    Appt to the Qld Studies Authority
    The Queensland Studies Authority is a statutory body established by the Education (Queensland Studies Authority) Act 2002. The functions of the Queensland Studies Authority as prescribed by part 2, division 2 of the Education (Queensland Studies Authority) Act 2002 include to: develop, revise, approve, accredit and support implementation of years 1-12 syllabuses, preparatory guidelines and kinde

    Establishment of the Queensland Schools Planning Commission
    The Government committed under its First 100 Day Action Plan to establish a “Queensland Schools Plan Commission”. The Government’s commitment was for the Queensland Schools Plan Commission to have representatives from the State, Catholic and Independent schooling sectors and provide a forum for collaboration on planning and funding across Queensland that would benefit all systems and all communit

    Vocational Education and Training (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2012
    In December 2009, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to national reforms to the regulation of vocational education and training (VET) including the establishment of a national regulator. Participating State Parliaments are required to refer their legislative power to regulate VET to give the regulator effective national coverage. On 1 July 2011, the national regulator, the Austra

    Appointment eight members to Queensland University Technology Council
    The Queensland University of Technology Council is the governing body of the University established by the Queensland University of Technology Act 1998. The functions of QUT prescribed in section 5 of the Act include to: provide education at university standard; provide facilities for, and encourage, study and research; encourage the advancement and development of knowledge, and its applic

    Queensland Government response to Schools Workforce Productivity Commission Report
    In February 2012, the Queensland Teacher Implementation Taskforce released its Report detailing proposed reforms to further enhance the quality of teaching in Queensland schools, and lead to improved student learning outcomes. On 4 May 2012, the Productivity Commission released the Schools Workforce Productivity Commission Research Report 2012. The Report proposes a package of reforms giving p

    Appointment and remuneration of a member to the Board of the Queensland College of Teachers
    The Queensland College of Teachers is a statutory body established by the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005. The functions of the Queensland College of Teachers, as prescribed by chapter 10, part 1 of the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005, include: testing applicants for teacher registration; granting registration or permission to teach; initial and ongoing elig

    Discipline in Qld State Schools
    School discipline is an important component of a high quality education system. Children and young people need self-discipline as part of their social development, and in order to achieve their academic and personal goals. Furthermore, students need safe, supportive and focussed environments in which to learn. A plan has been developed to strengthen the power and capacity of principals and their

    Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
    The Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 will: support implementation of the move of Year 7 to secondary school from 2015; include the Preparatory year (Prep) in a state school student’s basic allocation to recognise Prep as the first year of schooling; and allow for the cancellation of the enrolment of international students at state schools for non-payment of fees. The Bill makes techni

    TAFE Qld Bill 2013
    The TAFE Queensland Bill 2013 establishes TAFE Queensland as the public provider of vocational education and training (VET) in Queensland. The Government commissioned the Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce to review the VET sector in Queensland and one of the Taskforce’s key recommendations was the establishment of TAFE Queensland as an independent body. The Bill is being introduced as a re

    Appointment to the Non State Schools Funding Committee
    The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act) provides for the establishment of two bodies, the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board and the Non-State Schools Eligibility for Government Funding Committee (Funding Committee). The Funding Committee is established under section 133 of the Act. The functions of the Funding Committee are set out in section 134 of the Act and in

    Strengthening Discipline in State Schools Amendment Bill
    On 8 April 2013, the Queensland Government announced its goal to strengthen school discipline as part of the Queensland Government action plan for Queensland schools: Great teachers = Great results. The aim of the Great teachers = Great results initiative is to lift standards of teaching and give schools more autonomy so they can get on with the job of providing a safe and supportive learning env

    Appointments to the University of Queensland Senate
    The University of Queensland Senate is the governing body of the University established by the University of Queensland Act 1998 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provides for education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the senate considers appropriate) to meet the needs of the community.

    Appointment to Council of Central Qld University
    The Council of the Central Queensland University is the governing body of the University established by the Central Queensland University Act 1998 (the Act). The functions of the Council, as prescribed by section 5 of the Act, include: to provide education at university standard; to provide facilities for, and encourage, study and research; to encourage the advancement and development of knowledge

    Appointment to Council of University of Sunshine Coast
    The University of the Sunshine Coast Council (the Council) is the governing body of the University established by the University of the Sunshine Coast Act 1998 (the Act). The functions of the Council as prescribed by section 5 of the Act include: to provide education at university standard; to provide facilities for, and encourage, study and research; to encourage the advancement and development

    Appointments to the TAFE Queensland Board
    The TAFE Queensland Board (the Board) is established as the governing body of TAFE Queensland under the TAFE Queensland Act 2013. Part 2, division 3 of the Act outlines the functions of the Board which includes to: ensure it operates in accordance with its operational plan and, as far as possible, achieves the performance targets and objectives stated in the plan; account to the Minister for its p

    Appointment to the Non State Schools Accreditation Board
    The Non-State Schools Accreditation Board is established under section 105 of the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act). Section 106 of the Act details the functions of the Board which includes considering applications for accreditation of non-state schools, assessing the suitability of their governing bodies, and accrediting schools complying with the accreditation cri

    Appointments to the Qld Studies Authority
    The Queensland Studies Authority is a statutory body established by the Education (Queensland Studies Authority) Act 2002 (the Act). Part 2, division 2 of the Act outlines the functions of the Queensland Studies Authority which includes to: develop, revise, approve and accredit years 1-12 syllabuses, preparatory guidelines and kindergarten guidelines; and develop and revise documents, resources

    Appointment to the James Cook University Council
    The James Cook University Council is the governing body of the University established by the James Cook University Act 1997 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provides for education at a university standard and courses of study or instruction (at levels of achievement the council considers appropriate) to meet the needs of the community. Cabine

    Appointment of one member to the University of Qld Senate
    The University of Queensland Senate is the governing body of the University established by the University of Queensland Act 1998 (the Act). The functions of the University are set out in section 5 of the Act and include to: disseminate knowledge and promote scholarship; provide education at university standard; provide facilities for, and encourage, study and research; encourage the advancement a

    Education and Care Services Bill 2013
    The Education and Care Services Bill 2013 repeals the Child Care Act 2002 and establishes a new regulatory framework for education and care services in Queensland currently regulated under the Child Care Act 2002. On 1 January 2012 the Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Act 2011 commenced. This Act applied a nationally consistent regulatory framework for education and care servi

    Review of senior assessment reporting tertiary entrance procedures
    The Queensland senior secondary assessment and reporting system was introduced in 1972 and revised from 1980 to create the current school-based, standards-based model. The tertiary entrance system for Year 12 leavers in Queensland was introduced in 1974 and reformed in 1992 to create the current Overall Position (OP) system. In light of significant change over the last decade to senior schooli

    Appointments Non-State Schools Accreditation Board and Eligibility for Government Funding Committee
    The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act) provides for the establishment of two bodies, the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (the Board) and the Non-State Schools Eligibility for Government Funding Committee (Funding Committee). The Board is an independent statutory body established under section 105 of the Act. Section 106 of the Act details the functions of th

    Appointments Queensland Studies Authority
    The Queensland Studies Authority is a statutory body established by the Education (Queensland Studies Authority) Act 2002. Part 2, division 2 of the Act outlines the functions of the Queensland Studies Authority which includes to: develop, revise, approve and accredit years 1-12 syllabuses, preparatory guidelines and kindergarten guidelines; and develop and revise documents, resources and servic

    Appointments University of the Sunshine Coast Council
    The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Council is the governing body of the University established by the University of the Sunshine Coast Act 1998 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provides for education at university standard and courses of study or instruction, at the levels of achievement the council considers appropriate, to meet the

    Appointments to the Griffith University Council
    The Griffith University Council is the governing body of the University established by the Griffith University Act 1998 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provide for education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the council considers appropriate) to meet the needs of the community generally,

    Education Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Bill 2013
    The Education (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) Bill 2013 will: establish the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) as the new statutory authority to oversee curriculum, certification, assessment and testing frameworks for all Queensland schools; and repeal the Education (Queensland Studies Authority) Act 2002 and abolish the Queensland Studies Authority. The QCAA

    appointment five members university of southern queensland council
    The University of Southern Queensland Council is the governing body of the University established by the University of Southern Queensland Act 1998 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provides for education at a university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the council considers appropriate) to meet the ne

    Appointment to Central Qld University Council
    The Central Queensland University Council (the Council) is the governing body of the University established by the Central Queensland University Act 1998 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provides for education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the Council considers appropriate) to meet th

    Appointments to James Cook University Council
    The James Cook University Council is the governing body of the University established by the James Cook University Act 1997 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provides for education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the council considers appropriate) to meet the needs of the community. Cabi

    Response to Private Members Bill Public Health (Exclusion of Unvaccinated Children from Child Care) Amendment Bill
    On 23 May 2013, Mrs Jo-Ann Miller MP, Member for Bundamba, introduced the Private Member’s Bill, Public Health (Exclusion of Unvaccinated Children from Child Care) Amendment Bill 2013 (the Bill). The object of this Bill is to give a person in charge of an education and care service or child care service the ability to refuse that a child who is not fully immunised be enrolled in the child care fac

    Supplementary Resourcing for Qld State Schools
    The Commonwealth Budget update in December 2013 showed an additional $794 million for investment in Queensland state schools from 2013–14 until 2016–17. Approximately $131 million of this funding is budgeted for the 2014 school year, with approximately $183 million in 2015, $299 million in 2016 and $180 million for the first half of 2017. Research supports targeting investment mainly at the early

    Appointment to Qld Curriculum and Assessment Authority
    The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority is a statutory body established by the Education (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) Act 2014. Part 2, Division 2 of the Act outlines the functions of the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, which includes to: develop and revise syllabuses for P-10 and senior subjects develop and revise kindergarten guidelines purchase and

    TAFE Qld Dual Sector Entity Amendment Bill 2014
    The TAFE Queensland (Dual Sector Entity) Amendment Bill 2014 provides for the creation of dual sector entities in Queensland. A dual sector entity is an entity that delivers both higher education and vocational education and training (VET). In delivering VET, the dual sector entity can use the term TAFE. The Bill will enable the merger between Central Queensland University and Central Queensland

    Further Education and Training Bill 2014
    The Further Education and Training Bill 2014 will: repeal the Vocational Education, Training and Employment Act 2000; create new training legislation for Queensland to support the Government’s reform priorities for vocational education and training (VET), including streamlining and modernising the State’s regulatory system for apprenticeships and traineeships; and repeal the Higher Education (Gene

    Appointment to Non-Eligibility for Government Funding Committee
    The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act) provides for the establishment of two bodies, the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board and the Non-State Schools Eligibility for Government Funding Committee (the Funding Committee). The Funding Committee is established under section 133 of the Act. The functions of the Funding Committee are set out in section 134 of the Act an

    Appointments to Qld College of Teachers Board
    The Queensland College of Teachers is a statutory body established by the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005. The functions of the Queensland College of Teachers, as prescribed by chapter 10, part 1 of the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005, include: deciding applications for registration or permission to teach and applications for renewal of registration or permi

    Student Protection Reports - system error transmitting reports
    On 30 July 2015, the Department of Education and Training (DET) became aware of a specific system error which resulted in certain student protection reports not being transmitted to the Queensland Police Service (QPS). As a result of this coding error, over the period from 18 January to 30 July 2015, 644 student protection reports were not transmitted to QPS. Further investigations were undertake

    Appointments to Queensland College of Teachers Board
    The Queensland College of Teachers is a statutory body established by the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005. The functions of the Queensland College of Teachers, as prescribed by chapter 10, part 1 of the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005, include: initial and ongoing eligibility requirements for registration and permission to teach; deciding applications for re

    Appointment Non-State Schools Accreditation Board
    The Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (the Board) is an independent statutory body established under section 105 of the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act). Section 106 of the Act details the functions of the Board, which include assessing applications for accreditation of non-state schools, assessing suitability of schools’ governing bodies, accrediting schools c

    Appointment to Griffith University Council
    The Griffith University Council is the governing body of the University established by the Griffith University Act 1998 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which include providing education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the council considers appropriate) to meet the needs of the community generally, and

    Advancing education - an action plan for education in Queensland
    Advancing education – An action plan for education in Queensland outlines the Government’s long term policy strategy for education and the actions to be taken to deliver this vision. The Action plan is for consultation with stakeholders and the broader community. The action plan covers early childhood education and care and schooling and initiatives in the plan provide for: A confident start: supp

    Review of OneSchool Student Protection Reporting system error
    On 30 July 2015, the Department of Education and Training (DET) became aware of a system failure which resulted in certain student protection reports not being transmitted to the Queensland Police Service (QPS). From 19 January to 30 July 2015, 644 student protection reports were not transmitted to QPS. Upon learning of the system failure, the Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Majo

    Community safety and education delivery for Aurukun
    Offending by young people, including carjacking the principal of the Aurukun Campus of the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy, during May 2016 led to the closure of the school and evacuation of school staff. It was decided that the school would close temporarily until the start of Term 3 on 11 July 2016, with a short term approach to provide education through the PCYC implemented. In a statem

    Draft International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016-2026
    The Draft International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016-2026 (draft strategy) articulates the Queensland Government’s vision for the international education and training (IET) industry, and provides a framework for industry and government to work together to grow the industry and enhance the state’s reputation as a leading global provider of IET services. The draft strat

    Appointment to Non State Schools Eligibility for Government Funding Committee
    The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act) provides for the establishment of two bodies, the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board and the Non-State Schools Eligibility for Government Funding Committee (Funding Committee). The Funding Committee is established under section 133 of the Act. The functions of the Funding Committee are set out in section 134 of the Act and i

    Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Training Advisory Committee
    The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Training Advisory Committee (QATSIETAC) is established under section 412 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006. The QATSIETAC terms of reference enable the committee to provide advice on policy and implementation issues relating to matters such as: early childhood education and care; school attendance and engagement; educa

    International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016-2026
    The Queensland Government has developed a strategy for international education and training, following consultation with industry on the Draft International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016-2026 in June 2016. The International Education and Training Strategy to Advance Queensland 2016-2026 (IET Strategy) outlines the government’s commitment and vision for the internationa

    Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (the Bill) makes amendments to various Acts within the education portfolio. The main objectives of the Bill are to: make the Preparatory (Prep) Year the compulsory first year of formal education for all Queensland school children and enable Prep-aged children to register for home education; provide a contemporary and streamlined governance

    Grammar Schools Bill 2016
    In Queensland, grammar schools are established and regulated in accordance with the Grammar Schools Act 1975. The following eight grammar schools have been established over the period 1863 to 1892: Brisbane Grammar School; Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School; Ipswich Grammar School; Ipswich Girls Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School; Rockhampton Grammar School; Rockhampton Girls’

    Appointment to Non-State Schools Accreditation Board
    The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act) provides for the establishment of the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (the Board). The functions of the Board as set out in the Act include: considering applications for accreditation of non-state schools; assessing and monitoring the suitability of their governing bodies; and accrediting schools complying with the crite

    Appointments to boards of Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges and Emerald and Longreach colleges
    The Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) is a corporation established under the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges Act 2005 (the Act). The corporation is comprised of a governing board of up to seven members appointed by the Governor in Council. The governing board for QATC is responsible for the way QATC performs its functions and exercises its powers. The Act also provides for

    Delivery of Kindergarten in remote state schools in 2017
    Under the National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education 2016-2017 (NP UAECE), the Queensland Government committed to ensuring all children have the opportunity to access kindergarten in the year before school. While more than 95% of Queensland children attend kindergarten, access for children in remote communities remains a challenge, with participation estimated

    Final position of new Queensland senior assessment and tertiary entrance arrangements
    In August 2015, the Government announced that new senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems will commence for students entering Year 11 in 2018. The new systems will provide greater confidence in the rigour and comparability of senior assessment and will provide a more inclusive common tertiary ranking process for Queensland Year 12 students. Since the Government’s initial announcement in 20

    Appointment to University of Queensland Senate
    The University of Queensland Senate is the governing body of the University established by the University of Queensland Act 1998. The Act outlines the functions of the University which include providing education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the senate considers appropriate) to meet the needs of the community. The Act provides for a 22 me

    Child Protection (Mandatory Reporting - Masons Law) Amendment Bill 2016
    The Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC), in its report Review of Child Protection Mandatory Reporting Laws for the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector, recommended that child protection mandatory reporting provisions in the Child Protection Act 1999 (CPA) be expanded to apply to particular professionals working in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector. The Queensland Gover

    Advancing skills for the future - a strategy for vocational education and training in Queensland
    Advancing skills for the future: a strategy for vocational education and training in Queensland outlines the Queensland Government’s vision for vocational education and training (VET) and key actions to implement this vision. The draft strategy proposes initiatives across three key areas: Industry and innovation focuses on collaboration with industry to identify skills priorities, and positioning

    Appointments to Queensland University of Technology Council
    The Council of the Queensland University of Technology is the governing body of the University established by the Queensland University of Technology Act 1998 (the Act). The Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provides for education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the council considers appropriate) to meet the needs

    Appointments to the TAFE Queensland Board
    The TAFE Queensland Board (the Board) is established as the governing body of TAFE Queensland under the TAFE Queensland Act 2013 (the Act). Section 13 of the Act outlines the functions of the Board which includes to: ensure it operates in accordance with its operational plan and, as far as possible, achieves the performance targets and objectives stated in the plan; account to the Minister for its

    Appointment to the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board
    The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act) provides for the establishment of the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (the Board). The functions of the Board are set out in the Act and include: considering applications for accreditation of non-state schools; assessing and monitoring the suitability of their governing bodies; and accrediting schools complying with the

    Closing the Gap in Indigenous Education
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