Review Consultations

The Expert Panel will deliver a final report to all Education Ministers by 31 October 2023.

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Throughout the Review process, the Expert Panel will engage extensively across the schools sector with stakeholders including students, teachers, school leaders and support staff, education unions, national education agencies, non-government sector school stakeholders, parents, carers, youth and student bodies, and governments to examine a range of issues.

The Expert Panel encourages you to engage in the consultation process to ensure the voices of all people and organisations affected by the National School Reform Agreement are heard and considered.

Past Opportunities

Consultation Paper

The Consultation Paper invited interested stakeholders and organisations to provide submissions to the Review Consultation Paper between 5 July and 2 August 2023.

The Consultation Paper considered both the Terms of Reference and the ideas generated as part of the consultation process to raise a series of questions the Expert Panel were seeking input on.

Results will help inform the development of recommendations for the final report, which will advise Education Ministers on what targets and reforms should be included in the next National School Reform Agreement.

Teachers, Parents/Guardians and Students Survey

The survey, conducted by the Social Research Centre was available online from 23 May to 23 June 2023. This survey provided an opportunity for students, educators, teachers, parents and guardians to contribute their perspectives and help shape the future of education in Australia.

Participants were asked about student learning and wellbeing, teacher recruitment and retention, and funding transparency and accountability.

Nearly 25,000 educators, parents, guardians and students took part in the survey. Key takeaways from the survey include:

  • 82 per cent of students say their school makes them feel welcome
  • 74 per cent of teachers said reducing workload would help lift student outcomes
  • 77 per cent of parents and 59 per cent of teachers support improved access to allied health professionals, including occupational therapists and speech pathologists. 

In total, 13,684 educators, 8,494 parents/guardians and 2,790 students took part in the survey.

Read the Summary Report

More consultation opportunities will be listed on this page as they become available.

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