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BSDE is a Prep-Year 12 State School of distance education and is a leader in the delivery of high quality accredited programs to students throughout Queensland and beyond. BSDE integrates traditional learning with the latest in online technology and creates tailored educational programs for our global community of home-based and school-based learners.

The Brisbane School of Distance Education is an amalgamation of the now defunct Correspondence Pre-School, Primary Correspondence and Secondary Correspondence Schools. This amalgamation took place in 1988 with all three schools becoming one based at 405 Montague Road West End. At the same time the ‘Schools of the Air’ and other regional centres were being formed into their own ‘Schools of Distance Education’ and finally cutting ties with the Primary Correspondence School. Seven Schools of Distance Education were formed. For the Brisbane School of Distance Education this resulted a drop in students enrolled due to geographic isolation/distance. However, an increase in the following categories of enrolment:
 
  • medical
  • travelling overseas and within Australia
  • home based learners
  • school based learners

 

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