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.
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, principals and parents access the information they need to support students and the school community.
The Australian Government is providing $28.2 million over four years (from 2016-17 to 2019-20) to the NRIP, expanding the existing Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) PhD internships program to a nationally-scaled program. The NRIP objectives are to:
- support 1400 new industry-based internships for PhD researchers, with a focus on supporting more women in science, technology, engineering, or mathematical (STEM) disciplines
- provide PhD students with the opportunity to work with an industry partner on a research project and apply their knowledge in the workforce
- encourage greater collaboration between industry and universities
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.
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 record and growing funding for schools and reform arrangements that will boost education outcomes. To explain the reforms in more detail the following information is available
The Australian Government seeks to ensure that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have the desire and capability to participate in higher education are able to do so and are supported to succeed.
NCRIS is a national network of world-class research infrastructure projects that support high-quality research that will drive greater innovation in the Australian research sector and the economy more broadly. Projects support strategically important research through which Australian researchers and their international partners can address key national and global challenges.
The Australian Government recognises that schools play a vital role in promoting the social and emotional development and wellbeing of young Australians.
The National Youth Affairs Research Scheme was a cooperative funding program between the Australian Government and state and territory governments which ended in 2016.
By joining our department, you will be contributing to the future of Australian education on a national and international scale. We offer a range of career opportunities across Australia, in a workplace that values looking forward, collaboration, innovation open communication and trust.
The Department of Education participates in the Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme (IAP).
Discover your future! Applications for the Department of Education 2020 Graduate Program have now CLOSED.
The Department of Education was voted Australia’s most sought-after graduate public sector employer for 2019 by Australian university students (GradAustralia).
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.