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Encyclopedia > New South Wales Department of Education and Training

The New South Wales Department of Education and Training (DET) runs primary schools, secondary schools and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) colleges in the state of New South Wales, Australia. In addition, the department oversees the provision of pre-school, adult, migrant and higher education in the state. Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Technical and Further Education or TAFE institutions are a type of adult education organisation in Australia. ... Emblems: Floral - Waratah (Telopea Speciosissima); Bird - Kookaburra (Dacelo Gigas); Animal - Platypus (Ornithorhynchus Anatinus); Fish - Blue Groper (Achoerodus Viridis) Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Const. ...

The minister for education and training is Carmel Tebbutt MLA. Personal Profile Born 22 January 1964. ...

With a budget of more than A$7 billion, over 2200 schools and total enrolments of almost 800,000 students, the department claims to be "the largest single organisation, public or private, in Australia." DET spends roughly one quarter of the State's total budget each year. The DET is one of the biggest school systems in the world and the largest in the southern hemisphere. It also runs one of the largest wide area (computer) networks in the world. They have also started to implement across the board a portal that restricts the students access to the internet. This has been done to avoid students accessing sites of forbidden material. It has also been done to lower the costs of provision by reducing bandwith. After this was proposed, the Department of Education and Training received much opposition from the student body. The Australian dollar (currency code AUD) has been, since 1966, the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including the Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu. ...

External links

  • NSW Department of Education and Training Home Page



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