The National Assessment Program includes all domestic and international assessments that Australian education ministers have agreed will be administered to students to track our performance in key learning areas such as literacy and numeracy.
A national check of all Year 1 students in reading, phonics, and numeracy will help ensure students who are behind in their schooling are identified early and can receive the extra support they need.
Extension of transition period for training products endorsed between September 2015 and March 2016
The transition to the Standards for Training Packages resulted in a temporary surge in the number of revised training products endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). The peak of activity was between September 2015 and March 2016.
The Higher Education Infrastructure Working Group (HEIWG) was established to examine how universities support their teaching and research infrastructure requirements.
The findings and recommendations of the HEIWG report have been considered by Government in the development of its Higher Education Reform Package.
Through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), the Government works with the research sector to drive research excellence and its application by:
- collaboratively identifying priorities for research infrastructure investment over the coming decade
- catalysing research infrastructure projects, collaboratively implemented by the sector, that improve research projects by expertly addressing the scope of researcher needs
- simultaneously addressing related end-user needs, including industry, Government and other end users.
NCRIS supports approximately 40,000 users each year.
There is a clear link between getting a Year 12 certificate (or equivalent qualification) and improved social and economic outcomes for young people.
The National Youth Affairs Research Scheme was a cooperative funding program between the Australian Government and state and territory governments which ended in 2016.
The Australian Government is committed to achieving better results for Indigenous Australians and is working with states and territories to ensure mainstream schools policy and programs contribute to improvements in outcomes for all students.
An effective classroom teacher is critical to the future of young Australians. Research shows that teachers have the greatest in-school influence on student engagement and achievement. School leadership is second.
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.