The Department of Education is committed to ensuring all Queenslanders have access to the quality learning and education experiences they need for success in our changing world. We are delivering world-class education and care services for Queenslanders at every stage of their development—from the early years through to their transition into the workforce or further education.
The Office of Industrial Relations is providing contemporary regulation, advice and information to business, industry and employers. The office sets the standards for workplaces and communities to keep Queenslanders safe at work, strategies for electrical safety at work and at home, workers’ compensation regulation and policy, industrial relations frameworks, and public sector bargaining.
Our aim is to be a high-performing, productive workforce that puts the people of Queensland first. Our values, which guide the way we do business, are the Queensland Public Service values of:
- Customers first
- Ideas into action
- Unleash potential
- Be courageous
- Empower people
- Work safe, learn safe, be safe.
Our strategic direction
We are Advancing Queensland’s Priorities by giving all children a great start, engaging young people in learning, and creating safe and inclusive workplaces and communities. We want:
- a great start for all children
- every student succeeding
- safe and fair workplaces and communities
- capable and confident people delivering responsive services.
Our performance towards meeting our strategic objectives and outcomes for the 2019–20 financial year is detailed at the end of each chapter through our key performance indicators.
The Department of Education works across Queensland to improve educational outcomes and workplace and community safety.
In 2019–20, the department supported over one million students and children across government and non-government sectors, 1,249 state schools and our regional offices and provided funding and regulatory support to 3,139 early years service providers.
The department’s central offices are located at Education House, 30 Mary Street, 1 William Street, and 60 Albert Street, Brisbane QLD 4000. Our regional offices are found in each of our seven regions.
The Office of Industrial Relations central office is located at 1 William Street, Brisbane QLD 4000. Our Industrial Relations staff work across the regions, with offices in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay, South East Queensland, South West Queensland, and Central and North Queensland.