About the Department


The Department of Education is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, international education and research.


The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with About the Department.

Support for bushfire-affected families

News | 17 January 2020

The National Redress Scheme

News | 4 July 2018

The National Redress Scheme provides acknowledgement and support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

Correction to data in Auditor-General Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) Report No.18 2017–18

News | 8 December 2017

The Department of Education and Training apologises unreservedly for incorrect data provided to the Auditor-General Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) Report No.18 2017–18 Performance Audit -Monitoring the Impact of Australian Government School Funding which was used in the analysis provided...

Annual Report 2015-16 now available

News | 26 October 2016

International Standards and Risk Assessments

News | 15 December 2015

Secretary of the Department of Education and Training

News | 4 December 2015

The Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training Ms Lisa Paul AO PSM has decided the time is right to build a portfolio career outside the public service and will finish up as Secretary in February 2016.

The Education Portfolio Annual Deregulation Report 2014

News | 18 March 2015

The Education portfolio Annual Deregulation Report 2014 provides information on key deregulation activities and achievements of the portfolio across 2014, prior to the Machinery of Government changes on 23 December 2014. ...