The Department of Education, Skills and Employment contributes to Australia's economic prosperity and social wellbeing by creating opportunities and driving better outcomes for people, through education, skills and employment pathways.
Strategic priorities include
- Ensuring quality, affordable and accessible early education and care for families
- Improving schooling outcomes for children
- Preparing our future workforce through globally competitive tertiary education, training and research sectors
- Helping people find and keep a job, create their own job, change jobs, reskill and enjoy fulfilling careers
- Developing a strong evidence base for effective policy that reflects and understands varied needs of the Australian population, business and industry.
Our Ministers and Executive
- The Hon Dan Tehan MP: Minister for Education.
- Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash: Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.
- The Hon Steve Irons MP: Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships
- The Hon Andrew Gee MP: Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment, Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education
- Dr Michele Bruniges AM and the deputy secretaries are responsible for the delivery of the department’s services.
Corporate reporting and plans
The Department's Portfolio Budget information for each financial year.
Reconciliation Action Plan
The department’s overarching purpose is maximising opportunity and prosperity through national leadership on education and training.
The department's formal reporting content including the Information Publication Scheme, Annual Reports, Budget and Freedom of Information.
Work with us
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment works to ensure Australians can experience the well being and economic benefits that quality education, skills and employment provide.