Report highlights need for action on Year 1 literacy, numeracy checks

The Turnbull Government has released a landmark report from a panel of principals, teachers, speech specialists, academics and researchers into the need for literacy and numeracy checks for Australian Year 1 students. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the report highlighted that early success in reading and number sense is a powerful predictor…

Delivering sustainable and student-focussed higher education reforms

The Turnbull Government has welcomed the passage of its higher education reforms through the House of Representatives. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the reforms would ensure Australia’s world-leading higher education system was sustainable into the future while introducing measures that would help boost student outcomes. “We want to give students more choices…

OECD Education at a Glance 2017

A new report from the OECD has confirmed the strength of Australia’s education system and the opportunities it offers. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the OECD’s 2017 Education at a Glance report showed Australia’s education system ranked amongst the world’s best with high levels of access, participation and attainment and strong employment…

2018 New Colombo Plan Mobility

Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP and Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham today announced the successful applicants for grants under the 2018 New Colombo Plan mobility program. The 2018 New Colombo Plan mobility grants will support 13,000 undergraduates from 40 Australian universities to live, study and complete…