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Education, schools and childcare – Queensland

Updated on 15 January 2022, at 13:50 AET

All of Queensland

The start of the Queensland 2022 school year will now be 7 February 2022 for Queensland state schools and sessional kindergartens. This is due to the Omicron wave peak and to allow more time for children to get vaccinated.

Students in years 11 and 12 will commence remote learning for one week from 31 January 2022.

To ensure other cohorts do not miss out on learning, the end of the school year will be extended for them by one week until 16 December 2022.

Schools will remain open to vulnerable children and the children of essential workers. Principals will implement staffing arrangements to ensure only the minimum number of staff are on site.

For the latest information, visit


Early childhood education and childcare centres can open.

Face masks

To learn about the face-mask rules that apply to you, see ‘Face masks — Queensland' in the Restriction Checker.

Other education

Students can attend universities, TAFEs and other vocational educational facilities if physical distancing is observed.

Large lecture settings are allowed up to 100 per cent capacity if seating is ticketed and allocated — if not, there should be no more than 1 person per 2 square metres. All other settings — such as tutorials and laboratory-based learnings — are not subject to density limits.

Vocational education and training (VET) courses will continue. Registered Training Organisations (or RTOs) can attend schools to deliver these programs. Students can attend RTO sites, if physical distancing and effective hygiene protocols are adhered to.

For more information and support:

  • visit the Queensland Government Department of Education website: Scroll down to ‘COVID-19 latest advice’
  • call the state school hotline: 1800 570 793
  • call the early childhood families hotline: 1800 454 639

Contact information

Some businesses must collect contact information from staff and patrons for the purpose of contact tracing using the Check In Qld app. For more information, visit

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