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

22 June 2018 - Council Communique
22 June 2018: Education Council Communique released
2017 NCCD Data
10 May 2018: Data from the 2017 Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) released
Education Council meeting - 4 May 2018
Education Council 4 May 2018 - Communique issued
Release of STEM report
23 April 2018: Release of STEM partnerships report (Report & media release)
16 March 2018: National Day of Action Against Bullying & Violence
Media release: Almost two million student voices say 'Bullying. No Way!'