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Education Studies: Industry Information

Australian Education Departments

Department of Education

Australian federal government department of education. Includes policies, legislation, publications and resources for education in Australia.

NSW Department of Education and Communities

NSW state government department of education. Includes relevant policies, legislation, resources and organisations.

NSW Office of Education

Responsibilities in national policy, in the management of the NSW training system, in non-Government schools policy, in early childhood education and in higher education policy.

Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)

An independent authority providing a national approach to education through the national curriculum, national assessment program and national data collection and reporting program.


NSW Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE)

Provides statistics and evaluation for educators and policy makers in New South Wales.

ABS | Education and Training

Provide Australian statistics on early childhood education and schooling, and the development of national surveys on education and training

World Data on Education (UNESCO)

Provides world data reports by country about education.


Australian child protection legislation

Provides links to state / territory specific Child Protection legislation, identifies the principal act and other relevant legislation. Key principles of of the legislation are briefly listed.

Pre-employment screening: Working With Children Checks and Police Checks

Outlines information specific to each state / territory regarding the relevant child safety screening legislation, including the settings where employees are required to undergo pre-employment screening.

Children and the law in Australia

A detailed exploration is provided on how the laws of Australia affect children, in a number of contexts, including abuse and neglect of children.

Family Violence: a national legal response

Covers family violence within family law and criminal law contexts, as well as child protection.