The QCAA encourages the distribution and use of QCAA (and its predecessors’) publications, data, and related material, and QCAA brand content — myQCE and Student Connect — collectively referred to in this notice as ‘QCAA information’. The QCAA also supports the creation and use of open educational resources (OER).
Creative Commons licensing
Subject to the exceptions listed below, QCAA information is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence (CC BY 4.0), the full terms of which can be found on their International Public License page.
The following material is not licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence:
- the Queensland Government coat of arms and the QCAA and QSA trademarks, which may not be reproduced without permission
- individual images of students, which may not be reproduced without permission. Reproduction of QCAA information that contains images of students is permitted provided that the images are not separated from the rest of the QCAA information
- video and audio containing students, which are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 Licence (CC BY-ND 4.0)
- third-party content
- other QCAA information expressly not provided under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence.
Copyright in student samples remains with the student and/or their school.
Unless otherwise noted, and subject to the exceptions above, student samples are licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 Licence (CC BY-ND 4.0).
The exceptions above include information about how images, videos and audio containing students can be used.
When using QCAA information, please:
attribute the QCAA as follows, with ‘QCAA’ linked to this notice, e.g.
© State of Queensland (QCAA) 2019
where possible, accompany the attribution with a link back to the material obtained from our website. This contextualises information and assists people looking for the current version of the material in the future, e.g.
if you have modified QCAA information, preface the attribution with the words ‘Modified from’, e.g.
where possible, remove the Queensland Government coat of arms and QCAA or QSA trademarks. Under the terms of the licence, you cannot, as part your attribution, imply that the QCAA supports or is affiliated with your use of QCAA information. Neither the coat of arms nor the QCAA or QSA trademarks may be reproduced separately or in adapted material without permission.
If you are using QCAA information that reproduces third-party material, please refer to the section below.
The QCAA prefers to incorporate Creative Commons licensed or public domain material into QCAA information. This supports the QCAA’s policy of implementing OER. However, the QCAA also maintains direct licences with some rights holders.
The QCAA cannot license third-party material to you, as any third-party material used in QCAA information remains the third party’s property. Where the rights holder has not adopted a Creative Commons or similar licence, you should contact them directly for permission to reuse their material.
Some rights holders have requested specific attribution in relation to our use of their material in QCAA information. These appear below.
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
The QCAA reproduces certain material from the Australian Curriculum that is licensed by ACARA under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence (CC BY 4.0). When reproducing this material, please ensure that you attribute ACARA as follows:
QCAA social media channels
To avoid doubt, videos depicting students are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 Licence (CC BY-ND 4.0), e.g.
QCAA 2018, QCE Achievement Award winners share their stories — extended version, © State of Queensland (QCAA) 2019, licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0
No circumvention of terms
You must check and comply with the licensing information for each piece of material that you wish to use. You may also use any material in accordance with rights you may have under the copyright law, e.g. under the fair dealing provisions or statutory licences in the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).
Using material in a way not permitted by this copyright notice may infringe copyright. Infringing copyright may expose you to legal action by, and liability to, the copyright owner.
Please contact us if you require permission to use QCAA information beyond the terms specified in this notice, or if you have questions about this notice or the copyright status of certain QCAA information.