The Department of Education takes a national leadership role in ‘whole of life’ education opportunities from early childhood education through to tertiary and higher education. The department also promotes world-class research and innovation which in turn plays a critical role in achieving Australia’s economic and productivity objectives.
While responsibility of regulatory burden of private education is shared between the Australian Government and state and territory regulatory authorities, the Government recognises the need to reduce unnecessary red tape and administrative burden and contributes to the Australian Government’s Deregulation Agenda which is administered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
The department works closely with state and territory governments and education portfolio entities to deliver key national policies and programs across all areas of education. Our policies, regulatory frameworks, funding programs and stakeholder engagement strategies reflect this environment.