Department of Education and Communities (New South Wales)

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New South Wales Department of Education and Communities
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Government Department overview
Formed 2011
Preceding Government Department New South Wales Department of Education and Training
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Headquarters 35 Bridge Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Ministers responsible Adrian Piccoli MP,
Minister for Education
Victor Dominello MP,
Minister for Citizenship and Communities and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Graham Annesley MP,
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Government Department executives Michele Bruniges, Director-General
Leslie Loble, Chief Executive, Office of Education
Carol Mills
Key document Act, 1990 / {{{4}}} (NSW)
Website http://www.dec.nsw.gov.au

The New South Wales Department of Education and Communities, a department of the Government of New South Wales, is responsible for primary schools, secondary schools and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) colleges. In addition, the department oversees the provision of pre-school, adult, migrant and higher education in the state.

The Department's powers are principally drawn from the Act, 1990 / {{{4}}} (NSW).[1]

Structure[edit]

The Department reports to the Minister for Education, at present Adrian Piccoli of the National Party of Australia. The head of the Department is its Director-General, presently Dr Michele Bruniges.

With a budget of more than A$8 billion, over 2240 schools and 130 TAFE campuses with a total enrolments of almost 1 million students, DET represents roughly one-quarter of the State's total budget each year.

Directors-General of Education[edit]

  • Peter Board (8 February 1905 - 31 December 1922)
  • Stephen Smith (1 January 1923 - 1 August 1930)
  • G. Ross Thomas (2 August 1930 - 21 September 1940)
  • John McKenzie(22 September 1940 - 29 November 1952)
  • Sir Harold Wyndham (1 December 1952 - 31 December 1968)
  • David Verco (1 January 1969 - 3 July 1972)
  • John Buggie (4 July 1972 - 18 February 1977)
  • Douglas Swan (21 February 1977 - 8 July 1985)
  • Robert Winder (10 July 1985 - 29 April 1988)
  • Fenton Sharpe (30 April 1988 - 12 November 1991)
  • Ken Boston (2 January 1992 - 12 July 2002)
  • Jan McLelland (22 October 2002 - 22 January 2004)
  • Andrew Cappie-Wood (22 January 2004 - 14 April 2007)
  • Michael Coutts-Trotter (14 April 2007 - 28 March 2011)
  • Michele Bruniges (7 September 2011 - )

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NSW Education Act 1990". Parliament of New South Wales. 1990. Retrieved 6 May 2007. 

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