Governance in Australia

Responsibility for education lies with the states and systems vary. This section only references public agencies working at the federal level. The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) is the lead federal agency providing national leadership in education. The other federal agencies in the education sector are: the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority which develops curriculum and administers national exams, the Australian Learning and Teaching Council which works to enhance teaching practices in higher education, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, which helps to promote excellence in the teaching profession in primary and high schools and the National Childcare Accreditation Council.


Department of Education
Canberra
Minister: Christopher Pyne
Secretary: Lisa Paul

Australian Research Council
Canberra
Tel: +61 2 6287 6600
Email: info@arc.gov.au
Chief executive officer: Aidan Byrne

Australian Qualifications Framework
Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8406 4735
Executive director: Dr Lyndal Groom
Email: lyndal.groom@aqf.edu.au

Governance in Australia
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
National Childcare Accreditation Council Inc. (NCAC)

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