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Queensland General Education Information


Act Smart - Be Safe
Act Smart - Be Safe is a new website (within the Education Queensland website), which provides tips and information for students on handling situations involving violence, drugs or alcohol. It also provides resources for teachers and parents on keeping young people safe including topics such as safely monitoring the use of technology, and safely hosting a party for teens. To access the site click here.

C&K Pre-schooling Professionals

For information on a range of early childhood options to suit you, visit  or 'phone (07) 3552 5333 or toll free 1800 177 092.

History of Queensland Education

For those interested in the history of our state education system, click here for more info.

Queensland Academies

The Queensland Academies are seeking high performing students who have identified a possible career path in either science, mathematics, technology, the creative industries or health sciences to register for 2009 entry. The academies are like other state schools but theyre specifically designed to maximise the potential of above average students and accelerate their learning towards tertiary study. Register now for Year 10 entry in 2009 or click here for more info.


Queensland Independent Schools Information about Queensland's non-State (non-Government) Independent and Catholic schools.  Click here for more info.


Queensland Studies Authority (QSA)
QSA provide a range of educational services to Queensland schools and the community.  They are involved in syllabus development, assessment and moderation, certification and tertiary entrance.  For more info on things like how the OP is calculated and the Queensland Certificate of Education click here.

Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC)

The Centre processes tertiary applications for the University of the Sunshine Coast, as well as ten other Universities, TAFE and five Colleges.  A full list of the courses available for entry can be found at or in the publication 'QTAC Guide: Tertiary Courses 2009', available from newsagencies and the QTAC office.  Click here for more info.

Resourceful Schools Guide
Published by the Queensland Department of Education, Training and the Arts, the Resourceful Schools Guide provides a comprehensive collection of information, links and guides which cover areas such as Arts and Cultural Development, Family Assistance, Environment, General Grants, Health and Wellbeing, Safety, Transport and many more. This is a fantastic resource for all parents and school communities! To view this document click here.

School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SAT)
The difference between an apprentice and a trainee is that an apprentice is trained in a skilled trade to become a qualified tradesperson such as an electrician, plumber or chef; a trainee is trained in a vocational area such as office administration, information technology and hospitality.  School-based apprenticeships and traineeships are usually undertaken by Queensland Year 11 and 12 students.  Year 10 students are considered under exceptional circumstances.  They are a combination of school study, training and paid employment - students can learn and earn at the same time on the way to achieving their Queensland Certificate of Education and Overall Position (OP) Score (tertiary entrance rank for selection into universities).  Schools work closely with training institutions, universities, business and industry sectors and students can opt for a broad range of qualifications.  All students must have an individual training plan outlining the skills required to become qualified in their chosen field and the times and hours of schooling, training and/or paid work.  For more information go to or phone the hotline on 1800 210 210 or email

Source: Education Queensland



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