Welcome to QASEL

Welcome to the website of the Queensland Association of Special Education Leaders (QASEL).

QASEL is the peak professional association for special education leaders across Queensland. Our members are Principals, Deputy Principals, Heads of Special Education Services, Heads of Department and other leaders and aspirants, who support students with disability, across all sectors of education in Queensland. Some members are based in special schools, many support students with disability and diverse learners in primary, secondary and early childhood settings.

Our website content is added to regularly. Please look around but visit again soon to stay up to date with changes and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Yet again we are pleased to say that this year’s conference was the biggest and best yet.

QASEL would like to thank all our conference keynotes and workshop presenters for making this such a high-quality professional learning opportunity for all.

Over 500 different people attended conference this year with our highest daily attendance on Thursday with around 430 people! 48 workshops delivered, plus 15 keynotes and plenary sessions - giving delegates the choice of 1,679,631 different ways to experience conference.

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The conference photo gallery is available at the QASELcon 2022 link at the top of the page, or click here.

Watch your newsletter for more upcoming professional learning opportunities during term 4 including NSIT Training and Online Sessions on writing an application and interviewing for leadership positions.

The QASEL Guide to seeking help was launched at conference. If you didn’t manage to get your hands on one you can download it from the link below. If you’d like a poster sized printed copy then send an email to and we’ll gladly post one out to you.

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The 2023 joint QASEL and ASEAP national Conference will be held at the Brisbane Hilton on Wednesday 23 August – Friday 25 August 2023.

Watch the website and your QASEL newsletters for updates as they become available.

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ASEPA Membership

Established in 1998, ASEPA is the peak national organisation representing school based special education principals and leaders in Australia.

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ASEPA parallels similar peak bodies such as the Australian Primary Principals Association and the Australian Secondary Principals Association. The unique patterns of education service delivery to students with disabilities and special educational needs requires ASEPA to represent special education leaders across all sectors of schooling including early intervention, primary and secondary. Each state and territory are represented.

ASEPA is QASEL’s national body and is represented through QASEL membership at the Board and National Council level.

Check out the ASEPA website for more information