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The Department of Education is building a better and fairer education system for all Australians.

By supporting a strong early childhood education system, we help children build social and behavioural skills to help them prepare for school.

For parents and carers, we provide access to affordable child care to help them participate in the workforce or pursue other opportunities.

Through education and learning, we change lives – opening a world of possibilities for children and young people to gain the skills and knowledge to fulfil their dreams from school through to higher education.

Integral to our success is empowering First Nations peoples to have a voice in decisions about their education and delivering on the Closing the Gap Priority Reforms and socio-economic outcomes.

Through our priority work, we will transform the education system for the future and contribute to Australia’s economic success and social wellbeing—where no one is held back, and no one is left behind. Strategic priorities include:

  • Improved early learning, schooling, student educational outcomes and transitions to and from school through access to quality child care, support, parent engagement, quality teaching and learning environments.
  • Promoting growth in economic productivity and social wellbeing through access to quality higher education, international education, and international quality research.

Join us

Supporting the transformation of Australia’s education system is meaningful and rewarding work.

It involves providing strategic direction, and advice to the Australian Government on education, including stewarding the government’s vision for reforming Australia’s education system.

Our work is wide-ranging and underpinned by research, evidence, and data, and involves working in partnership with stakeholders to deliver.

If you want to be part of transforming the education for the future, explore our current vacancies.

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