National Report on Schooling Australia 2012

Part 2

National initiatives and achievements

Overview

This section outlines key national strategies designed to address the Commitment to Action made by Australian Education Ministers in the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians, together with initiatives for education agreed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), in particular through the National Education Agreement (NEA). It also reports on the implementation of these initiatives in 2012.

In this context, national initiatives are defined as those in which states, territories and the Australian Government are working together, at a national level, to progress their joint commitments.

States and territories are also committed to progressing work towards the educational goals for young Australians, and COAG targets and indicators specified in the NEA, on an individual basis. Information on the implementation of these programs within jurisdictions is available on state and territory education authority websites.