Department of Education (Western Australia)

The Department of Education (WA) is the government department responsible for education in Western Australia as well as on Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Its head office is in East Perth.[2]

Department of Education
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The Department's headquarters in East Perth
Department overview
Formed1 October 2009; 11 years ago (2009-10-01)
Preceding agencies
  • Department of Education & Training (DET)
  • Education Department of Western Australia
  • Ministry of Education
  • Education Department
  • Central Board of Education
  • General Board of Education
Headquarters151 Royal Street, East Perth, Western Australia
MottoPublic education: A world of opportunities
Employees39000[1]
Minister responsible
Department executive
  • Lisa Rodgers, Director General
Child agencies
Websitewww.education.wa.edu.au

The department is led by its Director General, Lisa Rodgers, who is responsible to the Parliament of Western Australia and the Minister for Education and Training, the Honourable Sue Ellery, MLC.

Sub-agencies and branchesEdit

Preceding agenciesEdit

  • General Board of Education, 31 August 1847 – 17 August 1871
  • Central Board of Education, 18 August 1871 – 12 October 1893
  • Education Department, 13 October 1893 – 1 July 1988
  • Ministry of Education, 1 July 1988 – 1 January 1994
  • Education Department of Western Australia, 1 January 1994 – 3 February 2003[a]
  • Department of Education and Training, 3 February 2003 – 30 October 2009[b]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ On 3 February 2003, the Department of Education and the Department of Training were merged to form the Department of Education and Training.[7]
  2. ^ On 30 October 2009, the Department of Education and Training was demerged to form the Department of Education and the Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD)[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Staff - Annual Report". Department of Education, Western Australia. Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Contact Us: 151 Royal Street, East Perth 6004 Entry off Hill Street". Department of Education, Western Australia. Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Statewide Services Directory". Department of Education Western Australia. Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Leadership Institute". The Department of Education, Western Australia. Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Schools of Special Educational Needs". Department of Education Western Australia. Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  6. ^ "School of Isolated and Distance Education". Department of Education Western Australia. Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  7. ^ "AU WA 1203 - Department of Education and Training". State Records Office of Western Australia. Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  8. ^ "The Western Australian vocational education and training system" (PDF). Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 6 September 2017.

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