The Australian Government committed to develop a National Career Education Strategy, under Quality Schools, to prepare students for life beyond school and for the jobs of the future.
Principals and teachers
This glossary contains some key terms used on the Quality Schools web pages.
Various schooling links and resources have been collated to support students during their schooling years, as well as their transition to further study or the workforce.
Various schooling links and resources have been collated to help parents access the information they need during their child's schooling years.
Various schooling links and resources have been collated to help teachers access the information they need to be great teachers as well as supporting the schooling community.
Various schooling links and resources have been collated to help teachers, principals and parents access the information they need to support students and the school community.
The department undertakes research programs to review and inform policy.
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.
Data analysis and research are key components of a national education evidence base that help governments deliver effective, evidence-based policy and programs.
The Australian Government provides and reports upon a variety of financial assistance programs for schools.
The Australian Government is committed to supporting students—particularly those who need additional help or experience disadvantage—to participate in education, and move from school into the workforce to lead productive lives.
The Australian Government is delivering new school funding and reform arrangements. To explain the reforms, some frequently asked questions are available below.
The Australian Government is delivering new school funding and reform arrangements. To explain the reforms in more detail the following information is available.
There is a clear link between getting a Year 12 certificate (or equivalent qualification) and improved social and economic outcomes for young people.
The Australian Government provides funding for schools, both government and non-government.
The Australian Government supports the rights of children and young people with disability to have the same educational opportunities as other school students.
The Australian Government recognises that schools play a vital role in promoting the social and emotional development and wellbeing of young Australians.
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.
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.
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.