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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.

Adult Learners’ Week national project funding

What is Adult Learners’ Week? Adult Learners’ Week takes place in the first week of September each year. It is an international event embodied in the 1997 Hamburg Declaration on Adult Learning, to which Australia is a signatory.

Annual Reports

The Department of Education Annual Report 2018–19 was tabled in Parliament on 14 October 2019. ...


Through the annual Australian Government Budget, the Department of Education is allocated funding to deliver policies that help Australians access quality child care, preschool, school education, higher education, international education and research.

Data Integration Partnership for Australia

The Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) is a government investment to maximise the use and value of data assets. DIPA creates new insights into important and complex policy questions through data integration and analysis.

Department of Education and Training Legal Services Expenditure 2015/16

The department’s legal service expenditure for 2015/16 financial year.

Department of Education Graduate Program

Discover your future! Applications for the Department of Education 2020 Graduate Program have now CLOSED. The Department of Education was voted Australia’s most sought-after graduate public sector employer for 2019 by Australian university students (GradAustralia).

Department of Education – Legal Services Expenditure 2018/19

Department of Education Legal Services Expenditure 2018/19


The Department of Education may offer grants to organisations or individuals, to support the Australian Government’s policies and programs on early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and...

Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme (IAP)

The Department of Education participates in the Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme (IAP).

Jobs at the Department of Education, Skills and Employment

By joining our department, you will be contributing to the future of Australian education on a national and international scale. We offer a range of career opportunities across Australia, in a workplace that values looking forward, collaboration, innovation open communication and trust.

National School Resourcing Board

The Australian Government has established a National School Resourcing Board (the Board) to provide greater independent oversight over Commonwealth school funding.

The department’s Reconciliation Action Plan

The department’s overarching purpose is maximising opportunity and prosperity through national leadership on education and training. ...