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. Decisions not to delegate certain powers are set out in instruments of non-delegation.
 

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.​​​​​​​

  
  
Description
  
  
Assistant Director-General's subdelegations under Vocational Education, Training and Employment Act 2000.pdfAssistant Director-General's subdelegations under Vocational Education, Training and Employment Act 2000
Vocational Education, Training and Employment Act 2000
Skills Reform, Training and Employment2014
Assistant Director-General's subdelegations under Vocational Education, Training and Employment Regulation 2000.PDFAssistant Director-General's subdelegations under Vocational Education, Training and Employment Regulation 2000
Vocational Education, Training and Employment Regulation 2000
Skills Reform, Training and Employment2013
Deputy Director-General's appointment of authorised officers under Child Care Act 2002.PDFDeputy Director-General's appointment of authorised officers under Child Care Act 2002
Child Care Act 2002 *Superseded by Education and Care Services Act 2013
Office for Early Childhood Education and Care2013
Director-General authorisations under Assisted Students (Enforcement of Obligations) Act 1951.pdfDirector-General authorisations under Assisted Students (Enforcement of Obligations) Act 1951
Assisted Students (Enforcement of Obligations) Act 1951

Corporate Services2014
Director-General delegations under Education and Care Services National Regulation 2011.PDFDirector-General delegations under Education and Care Services National Regulation 2011
Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011
Office for Early Childhood Education and Care2013
Director-Generals authorisations under Child Protection Act 1999.pdfDirector-Generals authorisations under Child Protection Act 1999
Child Protection Act 1999
State Schools Division2013
Director-Generals authorisations under Education (General Provisions) Act 2006.pdfDirector-Generals authorisations under Education (General Provisions) Act 2006
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006
State Schools Division, Corporate Services, Policy and Programs and Training and Employment2013
Director-General's delegation under Education and Care Services Act 2013.PDFDirector-General's delegation under Education and Care Services Act 2013
Education and Care Services Act 2013
Office for Early Childhood Education and Care2014
Director-General's delegation under Education and Care Services Regulation 2013.pdfDirector-General's delegation under Education and Care Services Regulation 2013
Education and Care Services Regulation 2013
Office for Early Childhood Education and Care2014
Director-General's delegation under Financial Accountability Act 2009.PDFDirector-General's delegation under Financial Accountability Act 2009
Financial Accountability Act 2009
Corporate Services2013
Director-General's delegation under Financial Accountability Regulation 2009.PDFDirector-General's delegation under Financial Accountability Regulation 2009
Financial Accountability Regulation 2009
Corporate Services2013
Director-Generals delegations under Child Care Act 2002.pdfDirector-Generals delegations under Child Care Act 2002
Child Care Act 2002 *Superseded by Education and Care Services Act 2013
Office for Early Childhood Education and Care2013
Director-General's delegations under Child Care Regulation 2003.PDFDirector-General's delegations under Child Care Regulation 2003
Child Care Regulation 2003 *Superseded by Education and Care Services Act 2013
Office for Early Childhood Education and Care2013
Director-Generals delegations under Child Protection Act 1999.pdfDirector-Generals delegations under Child Protection Act 1999
Child Protection Act 1999
State Schools Division and Corporate Services2013
Director-Generals delegations under Community Services Act 2007.pdfDirector-Generals delegations under Community Services Act 2007
Community Services Act 2007 (jointly administered)
Office for Early Childhood Education and Care2013
Director-Generals delegations under Education (General Provisions) Act 2006.pdfDirector-Generals delegations under Education (General Provisions) Act 2006
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006
State Schools Division, Corporate Services, Policy and Programs and Training and Employment2014
Director-Generals delegations under Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2006.pdfDirector-Generals delegations under Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2006
Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2006
State Schools Division, Corporate Services, Policy and Programs and Training and Employment2013
Director-Generals delegations under Education (Overseas Students) Act 1996.pdfDirector-Generals delegations under Education (Overseas Students) Act 1996
Education (Overseas Students) Act 1996
Strategic Policy and Portfolio Relations2012
Director-Generals delegations under Education (Overseas Students) Regulation 1998.pdfDirector-Generals delegations under Education (Overseas Students) Regulation 1998
Education (Overseas Students) Regulation 1998
Strategic Policy and Portfolio Relations2013
Director-Generals delegations under Education (Queensland Studies Authority) Act 2002.pdfDirector-Generals delegations under Education (Queensland Studies Authority) Act 2002
Education (Queensland Studies Authority) Act 2002
Strategic Policy and Portfolio Relations2012
Director-Generals delegations under Education and Care Services National Law (Qld) Act 2011.PDFDirector-Generals delegations under Education and Care Services National Law (Qld) Act 2011
Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Act 2011
Office for Early Childhood Education and Care2013
Director-Generals delegations under Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010.PDFDirector-Generals delegations under Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010
Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010
Office for Early Childhood Education and Care2013
Director-Generals delegations under Evidence Act 1977.PDFDirector-Generals delegations under Evidence Act 1977
Evidence Act 1977
Office of the Director General2013
Director-Generals delegations under Information Privacy Act 2009.PDFDirector-Generals delegations under Information Privacy Act 2009
Information Privacy Act 2009
Office of the Director-General2013
Director-Generals delegations under Right to Information Act 2009.PDFDirector-Generals delegations under Right to Information Act 2009
Right to Information Act 2009
Office of the Director-General2013
Director-General's delegations under the Vocational Education, Training and Employment Regulation 2000.PDFDirector-General's delegations under the Vocational Education, Training and Employment Regulation 2000
Vocational Education, Training and Employment Regulation 2000
Skills Reform, Training and Employment2013
Director-General's delegations under Vocational Education, Training and Employment Act 2000.PDFDirector-General's delegations under Vocational Education, Training and Employment Act 2000
Vocational Education, Training and Employment Act 2000
Skills Reform, Training and Employment2013
Executive Director's authorisations under Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010.pdfExecutive Director's authorisations under Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010
Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010
Office for Early Childhood Education and Care2013
Ministers delegation under Community Services Act 2007.pdfMinisters delegation under Community Services Act 2007
Community Services Act 2007 (jointly administered)
Office for Early Childhood Education and Care2013
Ministers delegations under Education (General Provisions) Act 2006.pdfMinisters delegations under Education (General Provisions) Act 2006
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006
State Schools Division, Corporate Services, Policy and Programs and Training and Employment2014
Ministers delegations under Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2006.pdfMinisters delegations under Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2006
Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2006
State Schools Division, Corporate Services, Policy and Programs and Training and Employment2011
Minister's Delegations under Higher Education (General Provisions) Act 2008.pdfMinister's Delegations under Higher Education (General Provisions) Act 2008
Higher Education (General Provisions) Act 2008
Strategic Policy and Portfolio Relations2008
Minister's Delegations under Higher Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2008.pdfMinister's Delegations under Higher Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2008
Higher Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2008
Strategic Policy and Portfolio Relations2008
Ministers delegations under Information Privacy Act 2009.pdfMinisters delegations under Information Privacy Act 2009
Information Privacy Act 2009 (administered by another department)
Office of the Director-General2012
Ministers directions under the Right to Information Act 2009.pdfMinisters directions under the Right to Information Act 2009
Right to Information Act 2009 (administered by another department)
Office of the Director-General2012
Powers of the chief executive of the Regulatory Authority under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.pdfPowers of the chief executive of the Regulatory Authority under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Commonwealth)
Corporate Services and Office of the Director-General2013