Quality Schools Package

The Australian Government is delivering school funding and reform arrangements that focus on what students need to be their best.

The Australian Government is delivering record funding to schools – from $17.5 billion in 2017 to $32.4 billion in 2029.

Every child deserves a quality education and we want teachers to have the support they need to lift outcomes for our students and help them feel ready for whatever the future holds.

Use the school funding estimator to find out what this means for your government school.

Information on what this means for non-government schools is in the Quality Schools package factsheet.

To achieve this goal, the Government is delivering new funding arrangements to ensure that every student gets the resources they need, regardless of their background or where they live.

The Commonwealth continues to grow its investment in Australian Schools. In 2013, we invested nearly $13 billion in government and non-government schools. By 2029, that investment will have grown to over $32 billion each year.

Over 2018 to 2029, total Commonwealth investment in schools will increase by 84.8 per cent from a 2017 base. On average, funding for each student will grow by 4.1 per cent each year over this period.

Schools and students that need the most additional resources will get the biggest funding increases in the fastest time period. By 2029, all schools in each sector – Catholic, Independent and Government – will be funded on a consistent basis by the Commonwealth.

This funding means schools can continue to deliver – and expand – programs that are helping them support the children in their school who need it most. And the Australian Government will continue to work with states and territories on national reforms that improve the quality of schools.

The Government has established an independent National School Resourcing Board to review elements of the funding model in the Australian Education Act 2013, including assessing the compliance of states, territories and other approved authorities with their requirements under the Act.

The Government also established the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools, led by Mr David Gonski AC, to ensure the national reform agenda continues to be strongly linked to the best evidence available of what works. On 28 March 2018, the Review panel delivered the final report to the Government, Through Growth to Achievement: Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

The report's recommendations and findings along with the Independent Review of Regional Rural and Remote Education and the final report of the STEM Partnerships Forum, have informed the development of the National Schools Reform Agreement between the Commonwealth and states and territories.

The National School Reform Agreement sets out eight national policy initiatives in areas where national collaboration will have the greatest impact.

For more information

The Quality Schools frequently asked questions provide information about the changes.

The Quality Schools fact sheets explain the schools reform package in more detail.

There is also a glossary for key terms used on this website.

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Quality Schools Package.

Results

  1. Association of Independent Schools New South Wales Ltd 2019 Work Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019 Work Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  2. Association of Independent Schools New South Wales Ltd 2019-22 Strategic Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019-22 Strategic Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  3. Association of Independent Schools of the ACT Inc. 2019 Work Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019 Work Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  4. Association of Independent Schools of the ACT Inc. 2019-22 Strategic Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019-22 Strategic Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  5. Association of Independent Schools of the Northern Territory 2019 Work Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019 Work Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  6. Association of Independent Schools of the Northern Territory 2019-22 Strategic Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019-22 Strategic Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  7. Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia 2019 Work Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019 Work Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  8. Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia 2019-22 Strategic Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019-22 Strategic Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  9. Association of Independent Schools South Australia 2019 Work Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019 Work Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  10. Association of Independent Schools South Australia 2019-22 Strategic Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019-22 Strategic Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  11. Association of Independent Schools Tasmania 2019 Work Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019-22 Strategic Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  12. Association of Independent Schools Tasmania 2019 Work Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019 Work Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  13. Australian Capital Territory Bilateral Agreement

    Created: 10 December 2018

    National School Reform Agreement - Australian Capital Territory Bilateral Agreement

  14. Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn 2019 Work Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019 Work Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  15. Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn 2019-22 Strategic Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019-22 Strategic Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  16. Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Inc. 2019 Work Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019 Work Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  17. Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Inc. 2019-22 Strategic Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019-22 Strategic Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  18. Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia 2019 Work Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019 Work Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  19. Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia 2019-22 Strategic Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019-22 Strategic Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  20. Catholic Education Council of Northern Territory 2019 Work Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019 Work Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  21. Catholic Education Council of Northern Territory 2019-22 Strategic Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019-22 Strategic Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  22. Catholic Education Tasmania 2019 Work Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019 Work Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  23. Catholic Education Tasmania 2019-22 Strategic Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019-22 Strategic Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  24. Catholic Schools New South Wales 2019 Work Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019 Work Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

  25. Catholic Schools New South Wales 2019-22 Strategic Plan

    Created: 25 July 2019

    The 2019-22 Strategic Plan for the Non-Government Representative Bodies under the Non-Government Reform Support Fund

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