Report

The bureaucratisation of public education in Australia

This report provides an analysis of the huge increase in the bureaucratisation of public education in Australia since 2002.
Report

Skills for recovery: the vocational education system we need post-COVID-19

The vocational education and training (VET) system will play a key role in supporting Australia’s recovery from the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19. However, the sector has faced a range of enduring challenges, and is not currently equipped to respond effectively to many of the questions...
Report

Not even remotely fair: experiences of students with disability during COVID-19

Research evidence from before the pandemic suggests that despite a number of policy commitments and initiatives at local and national levels, there has only been limited progress in moving towards inclusive education and that children and young people with disability often fare poorly in the...
Report

Looking to the future

This review was conducted to provide the Education Council with advice and recommendations on how senior secondary students can better understand and be enabled to choose the most appropriate pathway to support their transition into work, further education and/or training.
Evaluation

Analysis of costs and savings of proposed reforms to higher education

This evaluation of the Australian government's recently-announced reform package finds that the proposed changes are highly disruptive to the operation of universities who are already grappling with major disruptions due to decreased international student demand. These impacts have resulted in significant job losses in the...
Discussion paper

2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005: discussion paper

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment is undertaking a review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards). This paper explains what the Standards are and what they do, the purpose of the review, what previous reviews told us, and how you can...
Working paper

Evaluation of the Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) program pilot

The Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) project is a major research study focused on understanding and addressing experiences and attitudes to racism and racial discrimination, and bystander responses to racism and racial discrimination in Australian schools.
Report

NSW curriculum review: final report

This review of the New South Wales school curriculum has concluded that change is required. The changes recommended by the review are far-reaching and amount to the introduction of a new curriculum for NSW schools, from Kindergarten to Year 12.
Working paper

Findings from the 2017 Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) student and staff surveys

The Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) project is a collaborative school-based study on racism, racial discrimination and bystander responses to racism among Australian schools.
Report

National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development review: interim report

Australia’s vocational, education and training (VET) sector is underperforming, excessively complicated and suffers from ad hoc policy approaches. This report floats options for a fundamental re-orientation of Australia’s VET system, with a revised Commonwealth-State agreement to set out an agreed, coherent policy direction.