ACARA Data Access Program

About the program

We collect, analyse and report statistical and related information about schools and the outcomes of schooling, as required by the Education Council under ACARA’s Charter.
Our work in this area is undertaken under the Council’s Principles and Protocols for Reporting on Schooling in Australia (2009), which guide and inform the use and publication of data generated in the process of measuring the performance of schooling in Australia.
We provide access to the data collected for third parties under the Data Access Protocols – 2015 revision (PDF 218 KB). Please review the Protocols before submitting a data access application.

Data available 

The following standard data are available subject to completion of the application form below:

Data request application

Click here to make a data request.

National Report on Schooling data portal

ACARA has an interactive resource, called the National Report on Schooling data portal.

The portal is updated with the most recently available data, providing access to a number of national data sets for schooling relevant to the annual national report on schooling in Australia.

This includes key performance measure data and data on schools and schooling, such as:

  • school numbers, student numbers and staff numbers
  • student–teacher ratios
  • school funding
  • teacher education
  • Year 12 certification rates.

Visit the National Report on Schooling data portal on the ACARA website.

Data Access Program: enquiries

Email queries regarding the Data Access Program to [email protected] 

Please note the 2019 My School datasets will become available via the Data Access Program in May 2020.