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Design standards for DoE facilities

​​The department delivers and maintains educational facilities for people of all ages, and from a diverse range of social, economic and cultural backgrounds. DoE educational facilities include schools, early childhood centres and kindergarten services across Queensland. This asset base is constantly upgraded and improved to continue to deliver quality learning facilities for state education.

The design standards for DoE facilities have been developed, in consultation with a number of stakeholders, to assist design consultants and delivery professionals in the design of inclusive, safe, healthy and environmentally sustainable education facilities which provide optimum functionality for the users and the flexibility to adapt over time to modern pedagogies. The design standards detail key design requirements which support our aim of delivering high-quality, fit-for-purpose facilities.

The standards set the framework for a consistent approach to the delivery of innovative and cost-effective education facilities and form part of a suite of briefing documents.

Amendments

The design standards for DoE facilities are maintained and updated by Infrastructure Services Branch, Brisbane.

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Design Standards for DoE - Facilities

Version 3.0

Master Planning Guidelines for DoE Facilities

Version 3.0

Landscape Design Requirements

Version 1.0

Landscape Management for Education Queensland Schools

Version 1.0

Schools Standard Air-Conditioning Specification

Version 2

Guide Notes for Schools Tenderers and Installers

Version 1.0

Security Design Requirements

Version 12.0

School Electronic Security Systems

Version 2009.1

Security Fencing Specification

Version 3.0

Alarm System Monitoring

Version 2.0

Network Infrastructure Procedures and Standards (DNIPS) Part A (Policy)

Version 3.0

Network Infrastructure Procedures and Standards (DNIPS) Part B (Technical Standard)

Version 3.0

Basketball Equipment Specification

Version 1.1

Design standards for DoE facilities

The design standards for DoE facilities is part of a suite of documents detailing key educational facility design requirements which support our aim of delivering high-quality, fit-for-purpose education facilities.

Design Standards for DoE Facilities - V3.0 (PDF, 1.0MB)

Master planning

Master planning in schools provides a logical development strategy, which supports service delivery requirements. Master planning must combine both educational and facility planning. Planning must also be in accordance with corporate objectives and policies, and address resourcing constraints.

Master Planning Guidelines for DoE Facilities - V3.0 (PDF, 237KB) 

Landscape design requirements for Education Queensland school grounds

The landscape design requirements relate to the facilities' design requirements for Education Queensland school facilities, including school master planning requirements and ecologically sustainable development requirements.

Design Standards for DoE Facilities - Landscape Design Requirements for Education Queensland School Grounds (PDF, 749KB)

Landscape management for Queensland schools booklet

This publication is intended to be used by principals, school staff and students, as well as by P&C Committees and other community support organisations, to ensure a holistic approach to any improvements and maintenance to school grounds.

Design Standards for DoE Facilities - Landscape Management for Education Queensland Schools (PDF, 2.5MB)

Air-conditioning specification

Schools installing air-conditioning need to ensure that systems comply with DoE's Standard Air-conditioning Specification (Version 2). Guide notes are available to assist schools with the process of calling tenders for these projects.

Security specifications

The security design requirements and specifications relate to electronic and physical security for reference during capital works projects, retrofits and minor upgrades to schools. These requirements incorporate the concepts of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).

Alarm system monitoring

State Government Security (SGS) has developed prerequisite requirements in order for SGS to take over the alarm system monitoring.

Alarm System Monitoring V2.0 (PDF, 68KB)

Network infrastructure procedures and standards

These documents outline the standards to which all network cabling and supporting infrastructure within the Department of Education environments shall be installed, and the procedures and processes to follow.

Part A details the process to ensure all ICT cabling and supporting infrastructure in DoE environments are installed correctly.

Network Infrastructure Procedures and Standards - Part A (PDF, 1.6MB)

Part B sets the standards to which all network cabling and supporting infrastructure in DoE environments shall be installed. It is intended for those staff involved with the installation of ICT cabling on DoE premises.

Network Infrastructure Procedures and Standards - Part B (PDF, 3.6MB)

Basketball equipment specification

The Basketball Equipment Specification is required to be used by schools for the supply and installation of basketball equipment for new basketball structures or modification to existing stru​ctures. The specification provides a consistent standard which will ensure the structural safety of basketball equipment in Queensland government schools.

Schools installing basketball equipment must use only suppliers whose equipment has been certified in accordance with the current Basketball Equipment Specification.

To assist schools, the department has established Standing Offer Arrangements (SOA's).  Details on SOAs can be provided by your departmental contact person. 

Basketball Equipment Specification V1.1 (PDF, 181KB)

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Last updated
31 January 2018