Schooling

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Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes

High quality school education sets up our children for a life of success. The Australian Government is committed to striving for a high quality school system that assists each and every Australian child to reach their full potential, so they can fully participate in the economic and social life...

Funding for schools

The Australian Government provides funding for all schools, both government and non-government. ...

Online curriculum and resources

The Australian Curriculum is published online to provide maximum flexibility in how the curriculum can be accessed and organised.

National School Chaplaincy Programme

The Australian Government has committed $243.8 million over four years from 2014-15 to 2017-18 to assist over 3000 schools to engage the services of a school chaplain. Consistent with the Government’s election commitment the National School Chaplaincy Programme (NSCP) aims to support the...

Pathways in Technology (P-TECH)

The Australian Government is investing $5.1 million to pilot the P-TECH model in Australia. The P-TECH pilot is an innovative model of education-industry collaboration that provides students studying for their Senior Secondary Certificate with an industry supported pathway to a science,...

Partnerships for schools, businesses and communities

The Australian Government provides resources to help schools, businesses and communities build successful partnerships to benefit the education outcomes of young people.

School to Work Transitions

There is a clear link between getting a year 12 certificate (or equivalent qualification) and improved social and economic outcomes for all young people. The Australian Government recognises the importance of education and training and is encouraging young people to complete school and...

Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme

The Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) have overall policy responsibility for the Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC) Scheme.

Schools Service Point

Schools Service Point (SSP) is an internet-based system that provides users from non-government school with access to the Department of Education's schools-related data collections, such as:

Australian Vocational Student Prize

The Australian Vocational Student Prize has ceased.

Australian Student Prize

The Australian Student Prize has ceased.

Technology in Schools

The Australian Government supports the appropriate use of technology in Australian schools to prepare students to learn, train and live in a digital world.

Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships

Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships will not be offered for January 2016 and beyond. Funds will be redirected to help offset the funding needed to implement the Government’s response to the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group report, Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers, which...

English as a Second Language - New Arrivals Programme

The Australian Government, through the English as a Second Language - New Arrivals Programme, provided funding to Catholic and independent schools to assist migrant students to receive intensive English language tuition.

Parliament and Civics Education Rebate

Schools more than 150 kilometres from Canberra may be able to get help from the Australian Government to cover costs of a civics and citizenship education excursion to Canberra.

Agriculture in Education program

The Agriculture in Education program supported effective implementation of the Australian Curriculum through online teacher support materials and additional curriculum resources. These resources are available through the  Scootle education portal. They are also available through ...

National Assessment Program (NAP)

The National Assessment Program (NAP) is the measure through which governments, education authorities, schools and the community determine whether or not young Australians are meeting important educational outcomes and developing the skills they need to live and work in a globalised world. The...

National Partnerships for Low SES Schools, Literacy and Numeracy and Improving Teacher Quality

The National Partnerships for Low Socio-economic Status School Communities, Literacy and Numeracy and Improving Teacher Quality ran from 2009 to 2013. The National Partnership Agreements, Bilateral Agreements and Implementation Plans are available on the federal financial relations website.

Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning

Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning programme (Narragunnawali) supports schools and early learning services across Australia to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

Indigenous Schooling

The Australian Government is committed to achieving better results for Indigenous Australians in three priority areas - getting children to school, adults into work and building safe communities.

Trade Training Centres in Schools Program

There are 511 projects funded under the Trade Training Centres in Schools Program.  This includes 136 Trades Skills Centres (TSCs). To reflect the Government’s commitment to stronger industry linkages, project funding agreements for TSCs have been enhanced to ensure that industry engagement...

Vocational Pathways

Vocational Learning and Vocational Education and Training (VET), which include Australian School-based Apprenticeships, can be undertaken by secondary students.

Inspiring all Australians in digital literacy and STEM

Under the National Innovation and Science Agenda’s Inspiring all Australians in digital literacy and STEM measure, a variety of initiatives will be introduced to increase the participation of all students and the wider community in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to...

Students First

To ensure Australia’s future prosperity and to remain competitive internationally, the Australian Government is committed to ensuring that all Australian students have access to a high-quality education.

Flexible literacy for remote primary schools

The Australian Government’s Flexible literacy for remote primary schools program supports the improvement of literacy results for children in remote primary schools with the introduction of two alphabetic teaching approaches: Direct Instruction and Explicit Direct Instruction.

Quality Teaching

Teacher effectiveness is critical to the future of young Australians and research shows that teachers have the greatest in-school influence on student engagement and achievement. The Australian Government recognises and appreciates the complex role of the teacher, and the significant...

Students with Disability

The Australian Government provides substantial funding to education authorities to help meet the educational needs of all students, including those with disability. This funding, provided through the Australian Education Act 2013, also helps schools meet their obligations under the Disability...

My School

The My School website provides profiles for Australian schools, including information on school programs and culture, workforce, academic performance, funding sources, student characteristics and enrolment and attendance rates.  ...

Student Resilience and Wellbeing

The Australian Government recognises that schools play a vital role in promoting the social and emotional development and wellbeing of young Australians.

Career Development

Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.

NAPLAN and NAP sample assessments

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), part of the National Assessment Program (NAP), is a national assessment that tests students in the domains of reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. NAPLAN testing began in 2008 and...

Independent Public Schools

Internationally and in Australia, evidence emphasises the advantages of school autonomy as part of a comprehensive strategy for school improvement. The Australian Government recognises that school leaders and communities are best-placed to know and understand the needs of their schools, and that...

Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum provides teachers and parents with a clear understanding of what needs to be covered in each school subject from Foundation to Year 10.

School education

To ensure Australia’s future prosperity and to remain competitive internationally, the Australian Government is committed to ensuring that all Australian students have access to a high-quality school education through its Students-First approach.

Grants and Awards

The Grants and Awards Programme aims to improve outcomes for all Australian students through the provision of advice, information, research and services to the Department of Education and Training. ...