Education & Child Development, Department for (DECD)

Education & Child Development, Department for (DECD)

formerly Education & Children's Services, Department of (DECS)

Organisation Address
31 Flinders St Adelaide, SA 5000
Organisation Phone
08 8226 1000
1800 088 158
Organisation Email
GPO Box 1152 Adelaide, SA 5001
Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm

State Government Department responsible for ensuring the provision of children's services and public education throughout South Australia
Information about all children's services, pre-schools, primary schools, high schools (including independent schools), area schools, special schools and ethnic schools is available from DECD via its website, head office or District Offices
Regional offices offer a range of professional support services to students, families and teachers for learning, social, emotional and behavioural problems occurring at school
Adelaide Hills - 6 Dutton Rd, Mount Barker 5251
Tel. 8391 4705
Eastern Adelaide - 5-11 Briar Rd, Felixstow 5070
Tel. 8366 8800
Northern Adelaide - 26-34 Wilkinson Rd, Para Hills 5096
Tel. 8256 8111
Northgate Anangu Education Office - 111-125 Folland Ave, Northgate 5085
Tel. 8359 4626
Southern Adelaide - 5th Floor, Noarlunga House, Noarlunga Centre 5168
Tel. 8207 3700
Western Adelaide – 20 Beatty St, Flinders Park 5025
Tel. 8416 7333
Berri - 3 Kay Ave, Berri 5343
Tel. 8595 2323
Clare - 157 Main North Rd, Clare 5453
Tel. 8841 2000
Gawler - 3-5 Calton Rd, Gawler 5118
Tel. 8522 0900
Mount Gambier - 64 Commercial St West, Mount Gambier 5290
Tel. 8724 5300
Murray Bridge - 20 Beatty Tce, Murray Bridge 5253
Tel. 8532 0700
Port Augusta - 9-39 Carlton Pde, Port Augusta 5700
Tel. 8641 6877
Port Lincoln - 34 Oxford Tce, Port Lincoln 5606
Tel. 8682 3788
Port Pirie – 59 Mary Elie St, Port Pirie 5540
Tel. 8632 0600
Whyalla - 115 Nicolson Ave, Whyalla Norrie 5608
Tel. 8645 6568
In addition to the adult re-entry schools, other secondary schools and colleges also accept adults wishing to return to secondary education. For information about courses available in other schools, contact local high schools 
Secondary education for adults - including bridging courses
School Assessed Subjects (SAS) and Publicly Examined Subjects (PES) within the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
Adult Re-entry Schools
Charles Campbell College 
Christies Beach High School & Southern Vocational College
Edward John Eyre High School
Hamilton Secondary College Senior Campus
Lefevre High School 
Marden Senior College
Open Access College (correspondence studies)
Para West Adult Campus
Thebarton Senior College
The Department of Education and Children's Services is the state government organisation with responsibility for licensing care services; monitoring service standards; planning and implementing new care services; promoting best practice and quality improvement services.
Early childhood education and care services are provided, licensed or sponsored by the Department of Education and Children's Services. These services are available for young children from birth to school age, as well as childcare for children attending school. They include, Preschools, Out of school hours care, Vacation care, Centre based care, Home based care - including Family Day Care.

  • Education of children in South Australia
  • Secondary education for adults - re-entry to high school
  • Language education
  • Special education to meet the needs of children who have a disability and/or a learning difficulty
  • Administration of pre-school educational and child care services
Last updated: 29/05/2017
Information provided by: Connecting Up

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