Education Council

As of 1 July 2014, the former Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood  (SCSEEC) became known as the Education Council. Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Council have been developed and are currently being considered by COAG.

The Education Council will continue to operate under SCSEEC Terms of Reference until COAG endorses the new Council's ToR.

COAG Council System

The Council of Australian Governments (COAGmet in December 2013 and agreed to new Council arrangements, including the establishment of an Education Council.  The Education Council will be one of eight under the new COAG Council system.  

A copy of the COAG communique from 13 December 2013 can be found here

Latest News

Australian Curriculum: Information for parents
16 December 2015
In order to improve parents’ access to the Australian Curriculum, ACARA has released information sheets, written in plain English, to describe what is typically taught in each learning area at different year bands throughout school. Read more...
MySchool website - Student attendance data
17 December 2015
Term 3 2015 data on school attendance has been released on the MySchool website (the proportion of students in Years 1-10 attending school for 90 per cent or more of the time). Read more...
Australian Curriculum: Languages

16 December 2015
A Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages and Hindi and Turkish curricula have now been published by ACARA on the Australian Curriculum website.

Education Council communique
The Education Council met via video conference on 11 December for its final meeting of 2015. Read more...


National STEM School Education Strategy
11 December 2015
Ministers endorsed the National STEM School Education Strategy at their final Education Council meeting for 2015. Read more... 
NAPLAN 2015 National Report

The COAG Education Council today released the 2015 NAPLAN National Report. Read more...