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Annual report

​​​​​​The Annual Report 2018-19 details our achievements, performance and financial position for the 2018-19 financial year against our strategic plan. It supports our commitment to accountability to the Queensland Parliament and the community.

The report is prepared in accordance with the Financial Accountability Act 2009 and the Financial and Performance Management Standard 2019.

Section 1

Our annual report

Section 2

About the department

Section 3

Our organisation

Section 4

Chief Finance Officer's report

Section 5

Our service performance

Section 6

Our people



Kindergarten in remote communities Kindergarten in remote communities 4:59:08 AM633679<img alt="" src="/det-publications/reports/annualreportimages/kindergarten-remote-communities.png" width="217" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />1/10/2018 6:01:32 AMProviding access to kindergarten programs in remote communities in Queensland is a challenge. Large distances and small, dispersed populations mean some communities are not able to support a local community kindergarten or long day care service.
Providing early learning opportunities for every childProviding early learning opportunities for every child 10:03:12 PM20545710<img alt="" src="/det-publications/reports/annualreportimages/refugee-asylum-seeker-pilot.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2/10/2018 11:38:46 PMWe know that families from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds face challenges accessing and participating in kindergarten. Since it commenced in July 2017, the Refugee and Asylum Seeker Early Childhood Pilot has been working to address these barriers.
Ready Reading volunteer army supports our students’ future growth and learningReady Reading volunteer army supports our students’ future growth and learning 4:59:02 AM21246731<img alt="" src="/det-publications/reports/annualreportimages/ready-reading.png" width="217" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />3/10/2018 12:35:05 AMParents, caregivers and community volunteers are helping to improve literacy for Queensland children through the Ready Reading program.
Kuku Yalanji language program improves student achievement at Mossman State SchoolKuku Yalanji language program improves student achievement at Mossman State School 4:58:59 AM31508970<img alt="" src="/det-publications/reports/annualreportimages/mossman-state-school.png" width="217" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />1/10/2018 10:40:59 PMStudents at Mossman State School have significantly improved their attendance, achievement, behaviour and engagement over the past seven years. Of the school’s 282 students, approximately half identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
Townsville rallies to help flood-affected schoolsTownsville rallies to help flood-affected schools 10:03:56 PM31509822<img alt="" src="/det-publications/reports/annualreportimages/townsville-rallies-flood.png" width="696" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />1/10/2018 10:50:19 PMWhen North Queensland experienced an unprecedented flood event in late January 2019—impacting over 3000 properties and 61 state schools— the community rallied.
Workplace tragedies inspire Queenslanders to join safety advocate programWorkplace tragedies inspire Queenslanders to join safety advocate program 4:58:53 AM31510612<img alt="" src="/det-publications/reports/annualreportimages/safety-advocate-program.png" width="217" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />1/10/2018 10:58:24 PMThe parents of 2 Queenslanders who were tragically electrocuted at work are sharing their heartfelt stories to remind others to stay safe.
Engaged employees own The Jetty Specialist’s safety transformationEngaged employees own The Jetty Specialist’s safety transformation 4:58:50 AM31511784<img alt="" src="/det-publications/reports/annualreportimages/jetty-specialists.png" width="217" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />1/10/2018 11:06:12 PMWhen marina infrastructure builders, The Jetty Specialist's workplace injury costs began rising, it turned to the group who could make a difference to safety— its employees.
Australian-first mandatory labour hire laws helping Queensland workersAustralian-first mandatory labour hire laws helping Queensland workers 4:58:43 AM82274973<img alt="" src="/det-publications/reports/annualreportimages/labour-hire-laws.png" width="217" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />1/10/2018 11:09:26 PMQueensland's landmark Labour Hire Licensing Scheme, established after extensive industry consultation, sets minimum standards for labour hire providers, who now need to show they are complying with all legal obligations and can pay their workers.

Providing feedback

We continually strive to meet best practice reporting standards and value the views of our readers. We invite you to provide feedback on this report by completing a survey on the Get Involved website.

Copies of this publication and open data reports can be obtained at the department's annual report page and, by phoning 13 74 68, emailing GS& or by contacting:

Department of Education
Governance Strategy and Planning
PO Box 15033
City East QLD 4002.


The materials presented, on this website or within the pdf's, are provided by the Queensland Government for information purposes only. Users should note that the electronic versions of financial statements, on this website or within the pdf's, are not recognised as the official or authorised version. The electronic versions are provided solely on the basis that users will take responsibility for verifying their accuracy, completeness and currency. Although considerable resources are used to prepare and maintain the electronic versions, the Queensland Government accepts no liability for any loss or damage that may be incurred by any person acting in reliance on the electronic versions.

The official copies of the annual report, as tabled in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, can be accessed from the Queensland Parliament's tabled papers website database.

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Last updated
29 November 2019