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Report on Government Services 2015

Volume B

Child care, education and training

The Child care, education and training (CCET) volume B includes performance reporting for Early childhood education and care (ECEC), School education and Vocational education and training (VET).

It also includes a sector overview for CCET. This volume was released on 6 February 2015.

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The sector overview provides an introduction to the Early childhood education and care (ECEC) (chapter 3), School education (chapter 4), and Vocational education and training (VET) (chapter 5) chapters of this Report. It provides an overview of the CCET sector, presenting both contextual information and high level performance information.

Sector performance indicator framework

This sector overview is based on a sector performance indicator framework made up of the following elements:

  • Sector objectives - three sector objectives are a précis of the key commitments agreed to by Council of Australian Governments (COAG), including the National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education and Care (NP UAECE), the National Education Agreement (NEA) and the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD). Although these goals are based on outcomes in these commitments, wording has been amended for relevance to the CCET sector overview reporting.
  • Sector-wide indicators - three sector-wide headline indicators reflect activity across the sector. Several measures support each indicator.
  • Information from the service-specific performance indicator frameworks that relate to CCET services. Discussed in more detail in chapters 3, 4 and 5, the service-specific frameworks provide comprehensive information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of these services.

Sector objectives

    • That all children have access to the support, care and education throughout early childhood that equips them for life and learning, delivered in a way that actively engages parents and meets the workforce participation needs of parents
    • That all Australian school students acquire the knowledge and skills to participate effectively in society and employment in a globalised economy
    • That all working age Australians have the opportunity to develop the skills and qualifications needed, including through a responsive training system, to enable them to be effective participants in and contributions to the modern labour market

Sector-wide indicators

    • School readiness
    • Participation
    • Attainment

Service-specific performance indicator frameworks


Early childhood education and care

The Early childhood education and care chapter (chapter 3) of the Report on Government Services reports on early childhood education and care for children aged 12 years or younger.

School education

The School education chapter (chapter 4) of the Report on Government Services reports on government funded primary and secondary school education. Some performance indicators are reported for government schools, non-government schools and school education as a whole.

Vocational education and training

The Vocational education and training (VET) chapter (chapter 5) of the Report on Government Services reports on government funded VET services delivered by government and private Registered Training Organisations.

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