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:
Brisbane School of Distance Education
where we are committed to pursuing our vision of providing
high quality education with a student focus on
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.
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
Phone: 07 37272434
Executive Principal: Judy Menary
Phone: 07 3727 2434
Director IMPACT Centre: Glen Watt
Phone: 07 37272439
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.
MANUNDA QLD 4870
Phone: 07 4080 9111
PO Box 7092
CAIRNS QLD 4870
Principal: Andrew Oliver
Phone: 07 4080 9122
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.
Phone: (07) 4931 4800
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
Principal: Ian Bielenberg
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.
CHARLEVILLE QLD 4770
Phone: 07 4656 8922
Principal: Jenny Swadling
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.
PO Box 685
CHARTERS TOWERS QLD 4820
Phone: 07 4754 6888
Principal: John Clarke
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.
PO Box 600
LONGREACH QLD 4730
Phone: 07 4658 4222
Principal: Des Deighton
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
PO Box 1683
MOUNT ISA QLD 4825
Phone: 07 4744 8333
Principal: Janeen Fricke