Societal changes are closely reflected in the changing nature of education and learning. Globalisation, technological advances and environmental challenges will continue to directly impact on educational delivery. However, three major purposes remain the hallmark of a robust and vibrant public education system. These three purposes are: individual purpose, economic purpose and democratic purpose. Public education can provide opportunities for all children and young people to develop skills and understandings and to pursue interests that will enable them to lead rich, fulfilling and productive lives. This makes an important contribution to the Australian economy by preparing people for work in the many occupations that comprise the modern labour market.
This strategic plan aims to expand upon the strong foundations that currently exist and respond to the challenges in our sector that will unfold in the near future.