The Queensland Department of Education and Training provides distance education services through seven state schools of distance education which were established to provide a schooling service to geographically isolated and other home based students with limited educational choice. Additionally, schools of distance education provide services to enhance learning opportunities by offering wider subject choice for mainstream school students and providing a service for by choice home based learners, travelling students and students in a range of alternative education centres.  Student enrolment categories include: 

  • geographically isolated students 
  • overseas: children of Queensland families travelling or temporarily residing overseas 
  • travelling: children of families travelling in Australia or Australian waters 
  • medical: students unable to attend the local school for medical reasons 
  • home select: children of families who choose to home school using distance education 
  • school based: students in Government and non-Government schools who access subjects not available to them in their own school.  

Brisbane School of Distance Education 

where we are committed to pursuing our vision of providing
high quality education with a student focus on



Brisbane
SDE is a world leader in the delivery of online learning to a student
population of approximately 3850 students. Through the innovative use of
digital technology, we provide cutting edge live group lessons including
support materials with a focus on each student succeeding.

We aim to create a powerful whole school infrastructure where
meaningful, collaborative professional teams engage in constructive dialogue,
reflect on practice and take collective responsibility for the improvement of
all student learning.

The
school is based in Brisbane, teaching students in all categories from e-Kindy
to year 12. We offer extensive LOTE and Senior Secondary programs as well as a
Futures Academy; an Innovation Centre; and a state-wide e-Kindy program delivered
on behalf of all Queensland SDEs.

4 Cavendish Road, Cnr Stanley St East, QLD   4151

COORPAROO

Phone: 07 37272434

Email: info@brisbanesde.ecredu.au

Executive Principal: Judy Menary

Phone: 07 3727 2434

Email: the.principal@brisbanesde.eq.edu.au

Director IMPACT Centre: Glen Watt

Phone: 07 37272439

Email: gwatt5@eq.edu.au

Website: http://www.brisbanesde.eq.edu.au

Cairns School of Distance Education

Embracing the future through innovative education

Cairns SDE caters for a student population of approximately 2234 students (658 fulltime). The school is based in North Queensland and teaches students from e-Kindy to year 12. It has a flexible learning centre with behaviour support and a large LOTE program. 

Hoare Street,

MANUNDA QLD 4870

Phone: 07 4080 9111

Email: admin@cairnssde.eq.edu.au

Postal Address:

PO Box 7092

CAIRNS   QLD   4870

Principal: Andrew Oliver

Phone: 07 4080 9122

Email: the.principal@cairnssde.eq.edu.au

Website: http://cairnssde.eq.edu.au

Capricornia School of Distance Education – Independent Public School 

Be different, make a difference! 

Capricornia SDE caters for a student populations of approximately 745 enrolments (600 fulltime) from e-Kindy to Year 12. The school is based in Central Queensland and has two campuses – Rockhampton and Emerald. It has a flexible learning secondary program with behaviour support focusing on reengagement and also a primary LOTE program for small schools.  

Website: Capricornia (Rockhampton Campus) School of Distance Education 

Phone: (07) 4931 4800 

Website: Capricornia (Emerald Campus) School of Distance Education 

Phone: (07) 4987 4155 

Emerald Campus Postal Address

PO Box 1616

EMERALD   QLD   4720

Phone: 07 4987 4155

Rockhampton Campus Postal Address

241-259 Farm Street Kawana

ROCKHAMPTON 4701

Email: the.principal@capricorniasde.eq.edu.au

Principal: Ian Bielenberg

Email: ibiell@eq.edu.au

Charleville School of Distance Education 

Divided by distance, united by voice 

Charleville SDE caters for a student populations of approximately 218 enrolments (168 fulltime) from e-Kindy to Year 10. The school is part of a Western Alliance to assist with teaching secondary students. 

Website: Charleville School of Distance Education 

Parry Street

CHARLEVILLE QLD 4770

Phone: 07 4656 8922

Email: theprincipal@charlevisde.eq.edu.au

Principal: Jenny Swadling

Email: jswad2@eq.edu.au

Website: http://www.charlevisde.eq.edu.au

Charters Towers School of Distance Education – Independent Public School  

Distance is no Barrier! 

Charters Towers SDE caters for a student population of approximately 1480 students (474 fulltime). The school is based in North Queensland and teaches students from e-Kindy to year 12. It has a flexible learning centre with behaviour support and a large LOTE program.  

Website: Charters Towers School of Distance Education 

Postal Address

PO Box 685

CHARTERS TOWERS QLD 4820

Phone: 07 4754 6888

Principal: John Clarke

Email: ctsde@chartowesde.eq.edu.au

Email: jclar218@eq.edu.au

Longreach School of Distance Education 

Excellence in education for isolated families 

Longreach SODE caters for a student population of approximately 164 students. The school teaches students from e-Kindy to year 10. It is part of a Western Alliance with Charleville and Mt Isa to cater for secondary students. LSODE also caters for tourists. 

Website: Longreach School of Distance Education 

Postal Address

PO Box 600

LONGREACH QLD 4730

Phone: 07 4658 4222

Principal: Des Deighton

Email: mailto:admin@longreacsde.eq.edu.au

Website: http://www.longreacsde.eq.edu.au

Mount Isa School of the Air 

Excellence in education in the outback 

Mount Isa SOTA caters for approximately 170 students from e-Kindy to year 10. It has a Western Alliance with Longreach and Charleville to cater for secondary students. 

Website: Mount Isa School of the Air 

Postal Address

PO Box 1683

MOUNT ISA QLD 4825

Phone: 07 4744 8333

Email: the.principal@mtisasde.eq.edu.au

Principal: Janeen Fricke

Email: jfric1@eq.edu.au

Website: http://www.mtisasde.eq.edu.au