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Aliases
Department of Education
EDUCATION
THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Portfolio

Lead Body
Yes
Employment Arrangements
Enabling legislation

Annual report prepared under section 46 of the PGPA Act.
Additional annual report requirement
No

Section 35 of the PGPA Act applies
Yes
Section 35(3) of the PGPA Act applies
Yes

Outcome #1: Improved early learning, schooling, student educational outcomes and transitions to and from school through access to quality child care, support, parent engagement, quality teaching and learning environments.
# Program Body Contribution
1.1 Support for the Child Care System Department of Education

The program helps families to participate in the social and economic life of the community by promoting and supporting quality and affordable early childhood education and care, and assisting services to improve access and inclusion for vulnerable or disadvantaged children and families, including children with disabilities and their families

1.4 Child Care Subsidy Department of Education

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) aims to improve access to quality early childhood education and care by providing assistance to meet the cost of early childhood education and care for families engaged in work, training, study or other recognised activity

1.5 Government Schools National Support Department of Education

The program provides supplementary financial assistance to state and territory governments to facilitate the delivery of a quality education within government schools

1.6 Non-Government Schools National Support Department of Education

The program provides financial assistance to approved authorities for non-government schools to facilitate the delivery of a quality education within non-government schools

1.7 Early Learning and Schools Support Department of Education

This program supports initiatives that contribute to improved access to high quality teaching and learning in early learning and school education for all Australian students

# Program Body Contribution
1.2.11 1.2.1 - Component 1 (Age Pension) Department of Social Services

The linked programs contribute to Outcome 1 by providing key actions under the Early Childhood Targeted Action Plan that supports Australia's Disability Strategy 2021-2031, to strengthen early identification, information, supports and pathways, as well as collaboration between programs and services. The program supports the development and wellbeing of children and helps them thrive across and between life stages. Complementing this, a new National Early Childhood Program for children with disability or developmental concerns is being established. The program will deliver a range of disability-specific information, workshops and supported playgroups for young children aged zero to eight years with disability or developmental concerns. The linked programs also contribute to the implementation of the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 (National Plan) as well as the prevention domain under the National Plan, which highlights the role of respectful relationships and consent education in stopping violence before it starts.

1.3.11 1.3.1 - Component 1 (Disability Support Pension) Department of Social Services

The linked programs contribute to Outcome 1 by providing key actions under the Early Childhood Targeted Action Plan that supports Australia's Disability Strategy 2021-2031, to strengthen early identification, information, supports and pathways, as well as collaboration between programs and services. The program supports the development and wellbeing of children and helps them thrive across and between life stages. Complementing this, a new National Early Childhood Program for children with disability or developmental concerns is being established. The program will deliver a range of disability-specific information, workshops and supported playgroups for young children aged zero to eight years with disability or developmental concerns. The linked programs also contribute to the implementation of the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 (National Plan) as well as the prevention domain under the National Plan, which highlights the role of respectful relationships and consent education in stopping violence before it starts.

1.9 National Partnership Payments to the States Department of the Treasury

The linked program contributes to Outcome 1 by making National Partnership Payments to the states.

1.1 Jobs, Land and the Economy National Indigenous Australians Agency

The linked programs contribute to Outcome 1 by supporting school attendance, improved educational outcomes and access to further education, training and employment for Indigenous students.

1.2 Children and Schooling National Indigenous Australians Agency

The linked programs contribute to Outcome 1 by supporting school attendance, improved educational outcomes and access to further education, training and employment for Indigenous students.

1.1 Program 1.1 - Services to the Community - Social Security and Welfare Services Australia

The linked programs contribute to Outcome 1 by administering child care payments to eligible families.

1.2 Program 1.2 - Services to the Community - Health Services Australia

The linked programs contribute to Outcome 1 by administering child care payments to eligible families.

1.3 Program 1.3 - Child Support Services Australia

The linked programs contribute to Outcome 1 by administering child care payments to eligible families.

Outcome #2: Promote growth in economic productivity and social wellbeing through access to quality higher education, international education, and international quality research.
# Program Body Contribution
2.1 Commonwealth Grant Scheme Department of Education

A highly skilled workforce and educated community is important for economic productivity and social wellbeing. The Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS) contributes to achieving this objective through: making a direct contribution to the cost of educating Commonwealth-supported students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees increasing the number of regional students participating in higher education by providing additional funding to regional universities to meet the higher costs associated with delivery of higher education in regional locations supporting educationally disadvantaged students to prepare for and successfully complete higher education through funding for enabling courses meeting medical workforce training needs through the provision of targeted support for initial entry medical programs

2.2 Higher Education Superannuation Program Department of Education

The program provides supplementary funding to assist eligible universities to meet certain superannuation expenses for eligible current and former university employees who are members of identified state government emerging cost superannuation schemes. Cost-share arrangements are in place with relevant state governments and a proportion of Higher Education Superannuation Program (HESP) funding is recovered from these states as a result of their historical responsibilities for funding higher education. These schemes have been closed to new members for some time but are still active for existing members

2.3 Higher Education Support Department of Education

The program aims to ensure the quality of our higher education system is maintained and improved, including improving the quality of training for teachers of mathematics and science. The program also aims to improve access to, and education outcomes for, students from disadvantaged backgrounds

2.4 Higher Education Loan Program Department of Education

The program aims to remove the up-front cost barriers to tertiary education in order to increase access and participation. This is achieved through the provision of income contingent loans for students undertaking higher education courses

2.5 Investment in Higher Education Research Department of Education

The Australian Government is committed to a world-class research system, that encourages innovation and economic growth. Quality collaboration, engagement, diversity, impact and sustainability are the key priorities for the Government and drive its investment in Australian research and research capacity

2.6 Research Capacity Department of Education

Research advances our knowledge and drives our potential for innovation, economic competitiveness, and social change. The program aims to increase the production, use and awareness of research knowledge and to improve collaboration between government, industry, and the research sector in the production of research knowledge

2.7 International Education Support Department of Education

International education is increasingly important to Australia's prosperity and our engagement with the world. The program aims to support the sustainable growth of Australia's high-quality international education, training and research through strong government-to-government engagement, international mobility, strategic policy, and legislation

# Program Body Contribution
1.1 Promotion of Australia's export and other international economic interests Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

The linked program contributes to Outcome 2 by promoting the Australian education sector in international markets.

1.1 Foreign Affairs and Trade Operations Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The linked programs contribute to Outcome 2 by promoting international education through advocacy and coordination roles at overseas missions.

1.5 New Colombo Plan - Transforming Regional Relationships Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The linked programs contribute to Outcome 2 by promoting international education through advocacy and coordination roles at overseas missions.

2.2 Visa Department of Home Affairs

The linked program contributes to Outcome 2 by supporting a sustainable international education sector through administering student visas.

1.6 Program 1.6 - Student Payments Department of Social Services

The linked program contributes to Outcome 2 by providing financial support to individuals and families to undertake further education. This also includes enhancing educational outcomes for First Nations students by increasing their access and participation in further education.

1.1 Jobs, Land and the Economy National Indigenous Australians Agency

The linked programs contribute to Outcome 2 by supporting school attendance, improved educational outcomes and access to further education and employment for First Nations students.

1.2 Children and Schooling National Indigenous Australians Agency

The linked programs contribute to Outcome 2 by supporting school attendance, improved educational outcomes and access to further education and employment for First Nations students.

1.1 Program 1.1 - Services to the Community - Social Security and Welfare Services Australia

The linked programs contribute to Outcome 2 by administering payments to support eligible students to access tertiary education and making payments to eligible job seekers.

1.2 Program 1.2 - Services to the Community - Health Services Australia

The linked programs contribute to Outcome 2 by administering payments to support eligible students to access tertiary education and making payments to eligible job seekers.

1.3 Program 1.3 - Child Support Services Australia

The linked programs contribute to Outcome 2 by administering payments to support eligible students to access tertiary education and making payments to eligible job seekers.