The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is a population measure of how young children in Australia have developed by the time they start their first year of full-time school. The AEDC looks at groups of children in the community, not individuals.
The Australian Government provides financial assistance to students through the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), which consists of five different loan schemes.
The Family-School Partnerships Framework supports parent engagement in education for improved student learning.
Parents, families, and carers are a child's first and most important teachers. The Australian Government has many initiatives and resources to help parents, schools, and communities work together to improve their child's learning.
The Australian Government recognises that schools play a vital role in promoting the social and emotional development and wellbeing of young Australians.
Australia has a national curriculum, the Australian Curriculum, which provides schools, teachers, parents, students, and the community with a clear understanding of what students should learn, regardless of where they live or what school system they are in.
The Australian Government supports the rights of children and young people with disability to have the same educational opportunities as other school students.