Delegations and Authorisations

Delegations and statutory authorisations are written instruments that expressly delegate a specific statutory power of the Chief Executive or Minister to another officer who is appropriately qualified to receive the delegation / authorisation. This does not include administrative authorisations or other administrative arrangements or policies that do not amount to a delegation of a statutory power but which authorise officers to perform tasks on the Chief Executive or Minister’s behalf.

Legislative delegations and authorisations enable the department to carry out its functions and to be accountable for decisions and actions taken under specific legislative provisions.
 
Ministers, as part of their portfolio, administer various pieces of legislation allocated through the latest Administrative Arrangements Order.  Through this legislation a number of powers​ are conferred on the Minister and Chief Executive which may, if the legislation permits, be delegated to a specific position within the department. In some instances, the Minister or Chief Executive may decide not to delegate certain powers.
 

The department also has:

The following legislation does not have any delegable Minister's or Chief Executive's powers:

 

The Minister or Chief Executive has not delegated powers under the following Acts:

The following table shows current instruments of delegations or authorisations for each piece of legislation that the department administers.​​​​​​​​​​

  
  
  
  
  
Assisted Students (Enforcement of Obligations) Act 1951  Director-General's authorisationsDownloadCorporate Services2016
Child Protection Act 1999Director-General's authorisationsDownloadState Schools Division2016
Child Protection Act 1999Director-General's delegationsDownloadState Schools Division and Corporate Services2016
Community Services Act 2007 (jointly administered)Director-General's delegationsDownloadOffice for Early Childhood Education and Care2014
Community Services Act 2007 (jointly administered)Minister's delegationsDownloadOffice for Early Childhood Education and Care2014
Constitution of Queensland 2001Minister's delegationsDownloadOffice of the Director-General2012
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006Director-General's delegationsDownloadState Schools Division; Corporate Services; Policy, Performance and Planning; and Training and Skills2016
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006Minister's delegationsDownloadState Schools Division; Corporate Services; Policy, Performance and Planning; and Training and Skills2016
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006Director-General's authorisationsDownloadState Schools Division; Corporate Services; Policy, Performance and Planning; and Training and Employment2014
Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2006Minister's delegationsDownloadState Schools Division; Corporate Services; Policy, Performance and Planning; and Training and Skills2015
Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2006Director-General's delegationsDownloadState Schools Division; Corporate Services; Policy, Performance and Planning; and Training and Employment2016
Education (Overseas Students) Act 1996Director-General's delegationsDownloadRegistration Services2016
Education (Overseas Students) Regulation 2014Director-General's delegationsDownloadRegistration Services2016
Education (Overseas Students) Regulation 2014Director-General's authorisationsDownloadDET International2016
Education (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) Act 2014Director-General's delegationsDownloadRegistration Services2014
Education and Care Services Act 2013Director-General's delegationsDownloadOffice for Early Childhood Education and Care2015
Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Act 2011Director-General's delegationsDownloadOffice for Early Childhood Education and Care2015
Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010Executive Director's authorisationsDownloadOffice for Early Childhood Education and Care2013
Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010Director-General's delegationsDownloadEarly Childhood Education and Care2015
Education and Care Services National Regulations Director-General's delegationsDownloadEarly Childhood Education and Care2015
Education and Care Services National RegulationsChief Executive of the Regulatory Authority's nominationDownloadOffice of the Director-General2015
Education and Care Services Regulation 2013Director-General's delegationsDownloadOffice for Early Childhood Education and Care2015
Evidence Act 1977Director-General's delegationsDownloadOffice of the Director General2013
Financial Accountability Act 2009Director-General's delegationsDownloadCorporate Services2014
Financial Accountability Regulation 2009Director-General's delegationsDownloadCorporate Services2013
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Commonwealth)Chief Executive of the Regulatory Authority's authorisationsDownloadCorporate Services and Office of the Director-General2016
Further Education and Training Act 2014Director-General's delegationsDownloadTraining and Skills2016
Further Education and Training Act 2014Executive Director's subdelegationsDownloadTraining and Skills2016
Further Education and Training Act 2014Executive Director's authorisationsDownloadTraining and Skills2016
Further Education and Training Regulation 2014Director-General's delegationsDownloadTraining and Skills2016
Further Education and Training Regulation 2014Executive Director's subdelegationsDownloadTraining and Skills2016
Information Privacy Act 2009Director-General's delegationsDownloadOffice of the Director-General2016
Information Privacy Act 2009Director-General's authorisationsDownloadOffice of the Director-General2014
Information Privacy Act 2009 (administered by another department)Minister's delegationsDownloadOffice of the Director-General2016
Public Guardian Act 2014Director-General's authorisationsDownloadOffice of the Director-General2015
Right to Information Act 2009Director-General's delegationsDownloadOffice of the Director-General2016
Right to Information Act 2009 (administered by another department)Minister's directionsDownloadOffice of the Director-General2016