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ACECQA oversees the National Quality Framework (NQF). The NQF establishes higher standards for all education and care services in Australia so children to age 13 years get the best possible start in life. The program sets levels of safety and quality to benefit all children and their families who use approved education and care services. Source: ACECQA website
The framework is a key component of the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care. The EYLF was developed by the Australian and state and territory governments with input from the early childhood sector and early childhood academics. It has incorporated feedback from a consultation process, including two national symposiums, national public consultation forums, focus groups, an online forum and case-study trials. Source: Australian Government : Department of Education website
The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) provides national leadership for the Australian, State and Territory Governments in promoting excellence in the profession of teaching and school leadership. Source: AITSL website
The National Assessment Program is run at the direction of the Education Council. It includes:
•the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)
•three-yearly NAP sample assessments in science literacy, civics and citizenship, and information and communication technology (ICT) literacy
•international sample assessments.
Source: NAP website
The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) is a statutory body of the Queensland Government. We provide Kindergarten to Year 12 syllabuses, guidelines, assessment, reporting, testing and certification services for Queensland schools.
The QCAA was established on 1 July 2014, replacing the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA). Source: QCAA website
The Department of Education and Training was established to engage Queenslanders in life long education and training and to build a strong arts and cultural sector which enriches the lives of Queenslanders. Source: EQ website
Early Childhood Education and Care is responsible for:
•approving, licensing and regulating early childhood education and care services in Queensland
•funding services to support the early childhood education and care of Queensland children
•driving national early childhood education and care reforms in Queensland including: ◦National Quality Framework
◦Universal access to early childhood education
◦Indigenous early childhood development
•promoting successful transitions from home to early childhood education to school, for children and families
•Investing in evidence-based programs to support early learning and development.
Source: ECEC website
Membership of Independent Schools Queensland is voluntary, and is open to any accredited Non-State School in Queensland. Schools pay an annual per-capita subscription. Vision - A strong and vibrant independent school sector offering choice, diversity and excellent educational outcomes. Source: ISQ website.
The Commission is a 16 member body with certain state-wide responsibilities in respect of Catholic schools which are administered by five Diocesan education authorities and a number of Religious Institutes of Queensland. The Commission's principal goal is the co-ordination and advancement of Catholic education in Queensland. (Source: QCEC website)
The Secretariat of the Queensland Lutheran Schools Department is a support structure for the schools, colleges, child care centres and kindergartens within the Queensland Lutheran Schools system, in their mission of Christian education.
The Health and Physical Education band plans have been developed using the draft Australian Curriculum that is available for use but awaiting final endorsement. The band plans will be updated following the endorsement of the curriculum. Source: QCAA website
Mparntwe (pronounced M-ban tua) is the Arrernte name for Alice Springs. The Aboriginal Arrernte (pronounced arrunda) peoples are the traditional custodians of Alice Springs and the surrounding region. (Source: The Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Declaration)
On 5 December 2008, State, Territory and Commonwealth Ministers of Education meeting as the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, released the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians which sets the direction for Australian schooling for the next 10 years.
The Adelaide Declaration on National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-First Century published by the Education Council sets out three major goals of State, Territory and Commonwealth Ministers of Education aimed at improving schooling outcomes for Australian children in social, cultural and economic terms; goal 3.3 relates specifically to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students; goal 3.4 relates to the teaching of Indigenous studies.(Source: National Library of Australia catalogue record.)
[Note: The Hobart Declaration (1989) is provided in full below for historical reference only. It was superseded in April 1999 by The Adelaide Declaration on National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-First Century which in turn has been superseded by the December 2008 Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians.
This PDF file is a step by step guide to searching the Austlii database to find the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006. This Act is an essential part of the discourse of Education as it determines how things happen in Queensland schools.
ACARA has developed the following information resources for the Australian Curriculum: Information Sheets Learning Area Information Sheets A brochure providing an overview for general audiences A presentation on the Australian Curriculum
Print and use as a desk placemats for practical ideas to support teaching and learning using standard laptop software; online tools, resources and environments; teaching and learning in a digitally rich environments.
The blue card system: ◾is a key prevention and monitoring system of people working with children and young people in Queensland ◾aims to minimise the risks of harm to children and young people by contributing to the creation of safe and supportive environments, and ◾is founded on the principle that all children have a fundamental right to be protected from harm. Source: Blue Card Services website