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You may access and post contributions to the Learning Place website by logging in with your Department of Education (DoE) logon ID and password, subject to the Acceptable use statement, Disclaimer, Copyright statement and Privacy statement.

Please read the Acceptable use statement, Disclaimer, Copyright statement and Privacy statement carefully before accessing the Learning Place website.

The Smartcopying website provides a comprehensive guide to copyright issues affecting Australian Schools.

Where copyright material is created by a State employee while performing their duties under the terms of their employment, the copyright is owned by the State as the employer (Section 35 Copyright Act 1968). There are limited exceptions to this including, for example, where the copyright material is created by an employee pursuant to a prior agreement with the employer.

The Queensland Public Sector Intellectual Property Principles provides further information on intellectual property.

The State acknowledges that moral rights may still apply to copyright material created by a user.

The State may choose to release a user's posting under Right To Information and Government Information Licensing Framework.

Copyright in the Learning Place website ('the website'), including text, images, software, logos, icons, and code, is owned by or licensed to Department of Education. You need to be aware that material procured from a third party must carry rights that match The Learning Place requirements for contributions as set out below.

When you post any material to the website, you agree that you grant Department of Education a royalty-free and irrevocable licence to do any act comprised in the copyright in the material you post, including to:

  • reproduce it
  • publish it
  • perform it in public
  • communicate it to the public by transmitting it electronically or making it available for access online
  • authorise other users of the website to copy, make derivatives, download, print, transmit electronically or make the material available online for purposes of non-commercial educational use and personal research.

Where you do not own the copyright in the material, you must ensure that the owner of those rights or person authorised to sublicense those rights, grants the above rights to the Department of Education.

With the exception of content licensed to DoE which has different conditions of use (e.g., The Le@arning Federation), you may copy, download, print, reproduce or build upon material on the website for non-commercial, personal research or educational purposes, on the condition that you:

  • do not make or sell copies of it for commercial gain
  • do not copy it onto non-departmental websites without the expressed permission of the owner
  • do not infringe the moral rights of the creator of any material you post to the Learning Place and ensure that:
    • where it is reasonable to do so, you identify and correctly attribute the material to the person who created it
    • material is not falsely attributed
    • material is not distorted, mutilated, materially altered or otherwise dealt with such that the creator's honour or reputation would be prejudiced
    • reproductions of material continue to bear any notices attached to or contained in the material.

In relation to content made available under licence to DoE with restricted conditions of use, your rights are set out in the conditions of use supplied with that content.

For any uses of the material on the website other than those permitted above, you must obtain the express permission of the Department of Education.

Complete the request form or written requests for permission should be addressed to the:

Legal and Administrative Law Branch
Department of Education
PO Box 15033
City East Q 4002

Changes to Copyright statement

We may vary this copyright statement from time to time. We will notify you of these changes by publishing them on the Learning Place website; we will not separately notify you of these changes.

Last updated:
23 March 2018