Queensland boasts high quality education and childcare, with detailed information available for you to make an informed choice for your children 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.

If you have school age children and need to enrol them in school in Queensland you can find a school that suits you and your child by searching the schools directory. In Queensland, schooling from year 1 is compulsory. The Prep Year program is available to children in 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, TAFE, vocational education and training and other education facilities in Queensland.

Overseas qualification recognition

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 that gives an indication of the general educational comparability in Australian terms. The assessment can assist people with higher level vocational qualifications and university qualifications.

Further information regarding having your overseas qualifications recognised for migration and work purposes can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website.



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