About our annual report Page ContentThis annual report provides information about the Department of Education’s financial and corporate performance for 2017-18. The annual report plays an important role in fulfilling the department's commitment to accountability and transparency.The annual report refers to the department's 2017-2021 Strategic Plan (PDF, 6.9MB) which communicates the important role our employees and partners play in preparing Queenslanders with the knowledge, skills and confidence to participate successfully in the community and the economy.Acknowledgement of CountryThe Department of Education acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands from across Queensland and pays respect to the Elders — past, present and emerging — for they hold the memories, traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the state.A better understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures develops an enriched appreciation of Australia's cultural heritage and can lead to reconciliation. This is essential to the maturity of Australia as a nation and fundamental to the development of an Australian identity.Interpreter services The Department of Education is committed to providing accessible services to Queenslanders from all culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. If you have difficulty understanding the annual report, you can contact the Queensland Government (QGov) on 13 74 68 and we will arrange an interpreter to effectively communicate the report to you.Providing feedbackWe 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 departments annual report page and data.qld.gov.au, by phoning 13 74 68, emailing GS&P@qed.qld.gov.au or by contacting:Department of Education Governance Strategy and Planning PO Box 15033 City East QLD 4002. ISSN 2200-9051 © The State of Queensland (Department of Education) 2018. Published by the Department of Education, September 2018, 30 Mary Street, Brisbane QLD 4000. Licence This annual report is licensed by the State of Queensland (Department of Education) under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 Australia licence.CC BY Licence Summary StatementIn essence, you are free to copy, communicate and adapt this annual report as long as you attribute the work to the State of Queensland (Department of Education). To view a copy of this licence, visit Creative Commons website.AttributionContent from this annual report should be attributed as:The State of Queensland (Department of Education) Annual report 2017-18.