School education: a quick guide to key internet links

Updated 1 February 2016 

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Marilyn Harrington
Social Policy Section

 

This Quick Guide provides links to:

Policy and administrative framework

Information about schools

  • School term dates
  • The My School website, managed by ACARA, provides information about all schools in Australia and includes key statistical data, financial information and school-wide National Assessment Program (literacy and numeracy) results.
  • M Harrington, Schools by Commonwealth Electoral Division, 2014, Parliamentary Library, Canberra, 2015. The information for individual schools includes school name, school type and address. For non-government schools, campus information and affiliation are also provided. The website includes a list of school enrolments by electorate. (Note: this item is only available to members of Parliament.)

School funding

Australian Government funding for schools prior to 2014

  • M Harrington, Australian Government funding for schools explained: 2013 update, Background note, Parliamentary Library, Canberra, 8 March 2013. Explains the previous funding arrangements and includes a brief history of Australian Government funding for schools and historic funding and statistical information.
  • The Report on Financial Assistance Granted to each State in Respect of (year). This annual report provided funding information by program, and a summary of general recurrent and capital grants for individual non-government schools, under the previous systems of Australian Government funding for schools. From 2009, summary information about government schools was not included because of changes in school funding arrangements introduced in 2009. The latest edition is for 2013 (this may be the last issues under this title).

Statistics

Student achievement statistics

Other international statistics

Indigenous education

Australian organisations

The following are some educational organisations that represent the interests of school education stakeholders and/or undertake research relating to school education. The Australasian Education Directory provides a comprehensive listing of educational organisations.

International organisations and overseas education departments

International organisations

Overseas education departments

State and territory government websites

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

New South Wales (NSW)

Northern Territory (NT)

Queensland

South Australia (SA)

Tasmania

Victoria

Western Australia (WA)

 

For copyright reasons some linked items are only available to members of Parliament.


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