An effective education system where students come first offers greater opportunities to raise self-worth and better support families and communities.
High quality school education supports productivity and improves the educational outcomes of children, increasing the likelihood that they will attain skills and be in employment. The Australian Government is committed to delivering high- quality school education through its students-first...
The Australian Government provides funding for all schools, government and non-government. Government schools are owned and operated by state and territory governments. The Australian Government provides supplementary funding. Non-government schools receive the majority of their public funding...
It has long been recognised that teacher quality is the single most important factor, in a school, in influencing student engagement and achievement. That is why teacher quality is one of the four key pillars of the Australian Government’s students-first approach to school education.
The Australian Government is committed to reducing disadvantage in education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
The My School website contains school performance data and other information on Australian schools. Parents, teachers, principals and the community can search profiles of almost 10,000 Australian schools.
This page contains information about targeted investment in schools.
The Literacy, Numeracy and Special Learning Needs Programme provided financial assistance to non-government schools with disadvantaged students. The programme supported the most educationally disadvantaged school students who were at risk of not reaching the National Minimum Standard in literacy...
The Australian Government recognises that schools play a vital role in promoting the social and emotional development and wellbeing of young Australians.
The National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP) provides funding to schools to access the services of a school chaplain or student welfare worker.
The Australian Government provides substantial funding to education authorities to help meet the educational needs of all students, including those with disability. ...
The Australian Government is providing $300 million, over three years, of additional funding to government and non-government education authorities under the More Support for Students with Disabilities initiative. ...
Trades Skills Centres The $209 million offer for Round Five (Phase One) of the former Government’s Trade Training Centres in Schools Program will proceed with the new centres being retitled Trades Skills Centres.
Young people who are at risk of leaving school or have left school early can get support from the Australian Government to continue their education and finish Year 12 or get an equivalent qualification.
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.
The School Business Community Partnership Brokers (Partnership Brokers) programme is focused on building partnerships to help young people to achieve Year 12 or equivalent qualifications and reach their full potential.
The Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) recognises students who have demonstrated outstanding skills while completing vocational training in senior secondary years.
The Australian Student Prize recognises academic excellence and achievement of students in senior secondary years.
The Empowering Local Schools initiative will conclude in June 2014. The initiative supports participating schools to make more decisions at a local level.
The Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme helps eligible parents and carers with the extra costs of educating their children when they cannot go to an appropriate government school.
The Country Areas Programme provided assistance to primary and secondary non-government schools in rural, regional and remote areas to help improve student learning opportunities.
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment undertaken in the second week of May every year by all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN, which began in 2008, tests students in the domains of Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (Spelling,...
The Australian Government is supporting teachers to implement the Australian Curriculum and support student learning using online tools and resources.
The Australian Government supports the appropriate use of technology in Australian schools to prepare students to learn, train and live in a digital world.
The Broadband Enabled Education and Skills Services Programme is funding trials to show how students, teachers and parents can benefit from improved online access to education, training and skills services made possible by broadband communications technology.