Sadly our 2020 conference had to be cancelled due to COVID restrictions but we are back bigger and better than ever for QASELcon21.

Building Collaboration, Confidence and Creativity.

Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 June, Hilton Brisbane.

Registration is now open! To register or see conference details, click the link below.

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Welcome to the website of the Queensland Association of Special Education Leaders (QASEL), the peak professional organisation for special education leaders across Queensland.


QASEL represents, advocates for, and supports Principals, Deputy Principals, Heads of Special Education Services (HOSES), Heads of Curriculum and other leaders and aspirants across all sectors of education in Queensland.


In 2021 we welcome our new president, Ric Day and thank our outgoing president Roselynne Anderson.


QASEL’s vision is articulated through our three pillars:


Leading into the future. 

  • Consulting with members to inform the strategic direction of the Department of Education in relation to provision of education services.

  • Influencing the state and national education agendas through ongoing advocacy and active participation in stakeholder forums.

  • Advocating for quality teaching and learning conditions for members so that we can achieve the best outcomes for our students and their families.


Linking our members.

  • Providing opportunities for members to meet (face-to-face and virtually) to share knowledge and expertise.

  • Building connections to support members’ growth and wellbeing.


Learning from each other.

  • Provide quality professional development opportunities for special education leaders and aspiring leaders.

  • Facilitating coaching and mentoring relationships.


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Your QASEL membership also includes membership to the Australian Special Education Principals Association (ASEPA).

Established in 1998, ASEPA is the peak national organisation representing school based special education principals and leaders in Australia. 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 asepa.edu.au/ for more information.