Country Idealist Profiles

Queensland (Aus) – Education

Posted in Australia, Queensland (Australia), Queensland (Australia) - Basics by valeria80 on July 23, 2008

The Department of Queensland Education is responsible for 1250 schools staffed by more than 36 000 teachers and attended by almost 480 000 students. All state schools are coeducational. From 2007 a full-time Preparatory Year replaces Preschool.

The school year usually runs from late January to mid December. It is divided into two semesters, with two terms in each and vacation breaks for Easter, winter, spring and summer.

Queensland has nine of Australia’s 37 universities, including some of the largest universities, the newest university, metropolitan universities and strongly regional ones. All are engaged in both teaching and research and offer undergraduate and postgraduate studies to doctoral level, in a wide variety of fields of study.

Queensland Universities


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  1. edbooked said, on July 24, 2008 at 3:02 pm

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