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.
On 28 November 2018, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and Senator; the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, announced the Hon Steven Joyce will undertake a review into the Australian vocational education and training (VET) system.
The report will be delivered to the Government in March 2019.
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 new school funding and reform arrangements. To explain the reforms in more detail the following information is available.
The Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia provides opportunities for 1200 undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training students to undertake study, training and internships in South Australia. The scholarships will be offered through two application rounds and are provided in alignment with industries in which there are growth opportunities and skills needs. Eligible programs of study include certificate III through to PhD level.
VET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme. The VET Student Loans program offers greater protection for students and focuses on courses that address industry needs, creating better opportunities for employment. VET Student Loans offers income contingent loan support to eligible students studying certain diploma level and above vocational education and training qualifications. Eligible students are entitled for loans up to a capped amount.
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.
Australia’s national training system supports over three million students annually to gain the skills to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment. This includes new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.
Find out about the courses and assistance available to help you undertake skills training through the links below.
Vocational Learning and Vocational Education and Training (VET), which include Australian School-based Apprenticeships, can be undertaken by secondary students.
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.
The Department of Education and Training offers career opportunities in a department that brings together people, policies and programs to support the Australian Government’s initiatives including access to quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.
The Department of Education and Training participates in the Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme (IAP).
At the Department of Education and Training, our graduates are strategic and analytical thinkers, innovative and future focused. Our graduates demonstrate a high level of integrity, flexibility and resilience. They are collaborative communicators, intellectually curious and seek out learning opportunities.
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.