Education: 2017–18 results of financial audits

(Report 19: 2018–19)

Audit objective

This report summarises the results of our financial audits of the education sector entities at their respective balance dates.

Overview

Entities within the Queensland public education sector aim to help individuals make positive transitions from early childhood through to all stages of schooling, providing them with the knowledge and skills to prepare them for further education, training, or the workforce. However, these entities continue to face challenges, including changes to grant funding, competition for students, and modern learning styles that require flexible learning spaces and technology.

The education sector, for the purposes of this report, includes the Department of Education; Department of Employment, Small Business and Training; the seven public universities; eight grammar schools; and TAFE Queensland.

This report summarises the results of our financial audits of the education sector entities at their respective balance dates.

Audit results

In the education sector, we issued unmodified opinions for all 35 reporting entities by their statutory deadlines. The results in their financial statements can be relied upon.

Other reports and resources

Follow-up of Maintenance of public schools (Report 16: 2018–19)
Follow-up of Oversight of recurrent grants to non-state schools (Report 15: 2018–19)
Education: 2016–17 results of financial audits (Report 15: 2017–18)