FNQ Region

Our Service Commitment

Our bold vision for 34,000 young people and their families

In 2009, the Far North Queensland Region made a Service Commitment to 34,000 young people and their families: 

100 per cent of students in our state schools will graduate as confident and healthy young Australians and achieve

  • an Overall Position (OP) and enter university, or 
  • a clear Vocational Education and Training (VET) pathway to employment, or 
  • paid employment of 25+ hours per week, or
  • alternative pathways for some students with special needs 

Since the introduction of our Service Commitment there has been:

  • an 18 per cent increase in students achieving the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
  • improvement to Far North Queensland’s National Assessment Plan – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) scores across all areas – particularly in the early years where scores have increased by 7 per cent
  • dramatically improved Indigenous NAPLAN scores – in some instances scores have improved by 18 per cent.

There are over 100 state schools in our region providing services ranging from early childhood and primary school, to distance education and high school. These senior schools provide an extensive variety of subjects including vocational and academic pathways, such as TAFE and university subjects.

Because of our strong relationships with industry, community and registered training organisations we can deliver apprenticeships, traineeships and courses such as agribusiness, childcare, engineering and hairdressing.

We also have a long established relationship with James Cook University which assists us to offer programs such as marine technology and astrophysics.  The International Baccalaureate, an academic program recognised by universities across the world, is also an option.

Far North Queensland state schools are on a journey of improvement. While there has been significant progress in a short time there is still more to do. This improvement can only be made with the support of the whole community: schools, parents, caregivers, community organisations and business.

To find out more about our Service Commitment or to see first-hand the improvements we have made to our classroom teaching, contact your local state school.

To find out more how our Service Commitment is benefitting your child contact your local school and download a copy of our ‘From crayons to careers’ brochure.

Contact Us

Department of Education and Training Far North Queensland

  • Telephone: (07) 4037 3822
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