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: http://www.coag.gov.au





Latest News


The Education Council met on 23 September 2016 in Adelaide. The meeting communique is found here.
Teacher induction guidelines
4 August 2016: National teacher induction guidelines have been released by AITSL
NAPLAN summary report 2016
3 August 2016: the NAPLAN summary report for 2016 has been released by ACARA
Education Council meeting
The Education Council met on 21 July 2016 by TelePresence. Meeting Communique attached