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:

NB: Aggregating school, staff and student counts in the My School School Profile standard products does not always equal values as reported on the National Report on Schooling in Australia data portal, which is sourced from the National Schools Statistics Collection (NSSC). For the My School census collection, some jurisdictions choose to provide education environment centres, multi-campus schools individually, and kindergarten student counts which are out of scope in the NSSC.

Data request application 

When submitting a data request, the signatory listed must be authorised to sign a legal document on behalf of your organisation.

The intended purpose of the Data Access Program as per the Data Access Protocols is to facilitate quality research to maximise benefits to students, schools and the Australian community. ACARA will not provide school contact details for the purposes of marketing to, or contacting schools.

Click here to make a data request.

Requesting student NAPLAN reports

ACARA collects de-identified NAPLAN results from the test administration authorities (TAAs) responsible for the administration of NAPLAN in their respective state or territory.

ACARA does not collect individual NAPLAN student reports and are therefore unable to provide them.

If you are a student or parent wanting to obtain NAPLAN reports, please contact your local TAA.


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.



Queries regarding the Data Access Program can be submitted via the form