The Education Council is primarily supported by a group of senior officials with responsibility for school education, early childhood and higher education who meet as the Australian Education Senior Officials Committee (AESOC).

AESOC is directly responsible to Council for the execution of Education Council decisions. Specifically, AESOC is responsible for:

  • providing policy advice to Ministers in areas of national significance
  • supervising and coordinating priority work across the Council’s working group structure
  • resolving issues to the extent possible before progressing advice to Council, and
  • managing jurisdictional funding contributions for nationally agreed projects and initiatives, through the Council Secretariat.

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The report on the Productivity Commission inquiry into the National Education Evidence Base has been released. The report can be found on the Productivity Commission website.
Education Council 18 May 2017 Communique
18 May 2017: Education Council meeting communique
NCCD 2016: data and quality improvement report
17 May 2017: Education Council released the 2016 NCCD data and quality improvement report
Education Council 7 April 2017: Communique
Education Council 7 April 2017 - Communique released