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Cancellation of subject enrolment


Students can not cancel their enrolment with the Brisbane School of Distance Education (BSDE) without the permission of their Principal. Parents should accordingly address any requests for cancellation to the Principal of the base school. The base school must forward a Student Cancellation of Enrolment form to the Enrolments Section to ensure timely cancellation occurs. Notification of cancellation can be sent by email to or by fax to (07) 3324 0618.

Mailing to the student

All materials are addressed to the individual student C/- The Principal of the base school. The base school Principal should ensure these materials are issued promptly to the coordinator or supervisor for BSDE students.

Discovery Centre

The Discovery Centre houses an extensive collection of books, CDs, DVDs and magazines, available for loan to students. School based students may only borrow resources for the subjects they are studying through BSDE. Teacher Librarians work in close cooperation with teachers to help students obtain materials they need for their studies. Loss of returnable materials or materials returned in an unacceptable state incurs a replacement cost.
Further information about the Discovery Centre and the borrowing procedures is provided in the Discovery Centre section.

Interactive learning

Interactive learning can be generated by linking schools via school computers on the Department of Education and Training (DET) intranet.
This school uses a VOIP platform to deliver synchronous lessons. This system allows students and teacher to interact via the computer screen and voice. Contact the BSDE subject teachers for further details.
This school offers ‘Blackboard’ in selected subjects and some course components on the Learning Place, including some data conferencing. If students are interested in these please ask the BSDE subject teacher once the enrolment has been finalised. The Learning Place is the Department of Education and Training’s online learning facility. 

Electronic submission of school work

Students may submit school work using the internet. Students considering using such facilities should contact their subject teacher and observe the ‘Guidelines for the Electronic Submission of School Work’. All work needs to be clearly identified with the part of the course to which it applies.
The maximum size of an email attachment is 3 MB.
Students are required to use their EQ email to communicate with their BSDE teachers.

Children and young people in the care of the State – data-matching

The Department of Education and Training and Department of Families conduct a data-matching program to improve school achievement outcomes for children and young people in care. The data-matching program involves a comparison, through a unique identifier, of certain personal information of children and young people in care and those children of similar age in the general school population, including those who have specific needs.
This personal information includes:
Achievement levels, ​
​Retention rates,
​School year levels, and
​School disciplinary absences.