Queensland boasts high quality education and childcare, with detailed information available for you to make an informed choice for your children’s (or your own) education needs.
In Queensland, early childhood education and care services deliver educational programs and childcare for children from birth to 12 years old.
Finding a school
If you have school age children in Queensland and need to enrol them in school, you can find a suitable school by searching the schools directory. In Queensland, attending primary school from Year 1 is compulsory. The Prep Year program is available to children the year before they start primary school and is not compulsory.
If you have older children or family members who are interested in doing additional study or learning English, you can find out more about the universities, Tertiary and Further Education (TAFE), vocational education and training, and other education facilities in Queensland.
Getting your overseas qualification recognised
If you hold a completed post-secondary school qualification from overseas and currently live in Queensland, the Department of Education and Training’s Overseas Qualification Unit may be able to assist you to have your qualifications assessed and recognised. The unit provides a free general academic assessment, which gives an indication of the general comparability between your qualification and an Australian one.
You can find out more about having your overseas qualifications recognised for migration and work from the Department of Home Affairs.