Research Partners



Queensland Curriculum Assessment Authority

Queensland Curriculum Assessment Authority (QCAA) is the statutory body leading the assessment changes in Senior School as part of its responsibilities for developing curriculum and overseeing assessment quality assurance processes in Queensland schools. The QCAA provides Kindergarten to Year 12 syllabuses, guidelines, assessment, reporting, testing, and certification services for Queensland Schools.

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Queensland Secondary Principals Association

Queensland Secondary Principals Association (QSPA) is the professional organisation representing Government secondary Principals, Deputy Principals and Heads of Department across state schools in Queensland. QSPA members lead schools in all parts of the state; metropolitan, regional, rural and remote ranging in size from several hundred to our largest schools of over 3000 students. A fundamental belief of QSPA is that Department of Education schools exist to provide the best possible education for all young people in their care. QSPA supports school leaders to enact this belief through investing in leadership and learning to create a world class system of State Secondary Education.

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Speech Pathology Australia

Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) is the national peak body for speech pathologists in Australia, representing 12,000 members. Speech pathologists are allied health professionals who specialise in assessing and managing speech, language and communication disorders and swallowing difficulties (dysphagia). There are an estimated 1.2 million Australians who have a communication disability and one million Australians who have swallowing difficulties. For students of school-age, speech pathologists can support students who have speech, language, literacy or learning difficulties by working with teachers to support students within inclusive classrooms and provide individualised adjustments, as required. Speech pathologists can also provide specialist advice and support to individual students and their families.

You can find out more about SPA by visiting their website here: