Legislation is law made by or under the authority of the Parliament of Australia or the Queensland Parliament.

Department of Education operates under both Commonwealth and Queensland legislation.
Commonwealth legislation is law enacted by the Parliament of Australia. Queensland legislation is law enacted by the Queensland Parliament.
Legislative instruments or subordinate legislation are laws made by an entity who has been delegated the power by Parliament or another authority through a provision in the authorising legislation.
Commonwealth legislation and legislative instruments can be found on the Federal Register of Legislation website. Queensland legislation and subordinate legislation can be found on the Queensland legislation website.
Administrative Arrangements Orders detail the Acts administered by each department’s Minister and their principal responsibilities.