Education Council

On 13 December 2013, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to streamline the Ministerial Council system. Eight Councils are now responsible to COAG and will be engaged in work requiring COAG’s attention.

The COAG Education Council provides a forum through which strategic policy on school education, early childhood and higher education can be coordinated at the national level and through which information can be shared, and resources used collaboratively, to address issues of national significance. 

Terms of Reference
To download a copy of the Education Council's Terms of Reference approved by COAG in November 2015 click here

Further information in relation to the COAG Council structure can be accessed at:

Latest News

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

18 March 2016
More than 930,000 children from over 2060 schools across Australia are today working together to spark a national conversation against bullying and violence.


My School 2016
Education Council Chair welcomes release of 2016 My School website by ACARA: Read more here
Preparing Secondary Students for Work
The Preparing Secondary Students for Work website and online assessment tool was launched on 8 March 2016 to help principals, teachers and trainers provide high quality, industry relevant courses for students studying VET courses at secondary school. Read more...