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The education outcomes of Indigenous Australians have been a focus of policy attention for many years, but there has been no sustained improvement in Indigenous primary school students’ literacy and numeracy achievement. This suggests that current policies are not working, and that...
Scope of Inquiry
The Commission is to provide advice on the refinement of the national approach to collecting and using data for early childhood education and care and schools, and other information as relevant, to improve Australia’s educational outcomes.
In undertaking this...
Key pointsThe total value of Australian service exports was $57 billion in 2013-14 and about 17 per cent of total exports. The six services sectors covered in this study — tourism, education, financial services, professional services, information technology and health services — accounted...
This paper examines the two key policy levers the Government has at its disposal to influence International Education Services (IES): the visa system and regulation aimed at providing quality assurance in the delivery of education to international students.
Key pointsInternational students...
The Childcare and Early Childhood Learning inquiry terms of reference require the Commission to assess the contribution that access to affordable, quality childcare can make to child development and increased participation in the workforce. The Commission has been requested to consider new...
This chapter reports on the performance of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, which comprise child care and preschool services.
This study explores what happened to young Australians during the demand driven system. Overall, the demand driven system succeeded in increasing the number of students and made progress in improving equity of access. However, many are entering university ill-prepared and struggling academically. This study suggests...
This report looks at where we are now with early childhood education and care in Australia, what we want in the future and how we might go about achieving that in a way that better supports children's learning and development needs and the workforce participation...
This paper sets out the main issues being considered by the Commission in this new inquiry.
The federal government has directed the Commission to give consideration to and advise on:
• demand for the workforce’s services, with particular regard to the skill sets...