Policy report

Report on government services 2018: Child care, education and training

1 Feb 2018

The child care, education and training (CCET) sector services aim to care for and develop the capacities and talents of children and students, to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills and values for a productive and rewarding life.

Services included in the sector:

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) 
Services related to early childhood and out-of-school care, comprising child care and preschool services.

School education 
Formal schooling, consisting of six to eight years of primary school education followed by five to six years of secondary schooling.

Vocational education and training (VET) 
Tertiary education delivered by technical and further education (TAFE) institutes and other VET providers.

Higher education — education delivered by universities (not included as a service specific-chapter in this Report).

Detailed information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of service provision and the achievement of outcomes for the ECEC, Schools and VET service areas is contained in the service-specific chapters.

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