Other education links
In this section, you will find a number of links to key education departments, organisations and associations. You will also find education events to celebrate and explore with your class and links to school term dates for each Australian state and territory.
- Education departments
- Education organisations
- Independent school associations
- Key education associations
- School holiday dates
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
Department of Education and Training (ACT)
Department of Education and Training (NSW)
Department of Education and Training (NT)
Department of Education, Training and Employment (Qld)
Department for Education and Child Development (SA)
Department of Education (Tas)
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Vic)
Department of Education (WA)
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
ACARA is responsible for the national curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 12 in specified learning areas.
Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership is an independent body established for the teaching profession, promoting quality teaching and school leadership for the benefit of all Australians.
Independent school associations
Australian Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
Catholic Education Commission NSW
Catholic Education Commission of Victoria
Catholic Education Office, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn
Catholic Education Office, Hobart
Catholic Education, Western Australia
Catholic Education, South Australia
Catholic Secondary Schools Association of NSW / ACT
Northern Territory Catholic Education Office
Queensland Catholic Education Commission
Lutheran Education Australia
Key education associations
Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)
AATE is the national arm of Australian state / territory associations for the teaching of English. AATE members are part of an international network of teachers with a commitment to teaching and learning in the fields of language and literacy. This website provides links to the eight state / territory member associations.
Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA)
The Australian Literacy Educators' Association is dedicated to the improvement of literacy development and English language learning at all levels of education.
English Teachers Association NSW (ETA)
The English Teachers Association is a professional association of teachers committed to stimulating teaching and learning in English.
Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
The Primary English Teaching Association Australia is a national, not-for-profit professional association supporting primary school educators in the teaching and learning of English. It was known as e:lit from 2008-2011.
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. (AAMT)
The AAMT is the nation's premier organisation for mathematics educators, with links to the state / territory member associations. It aims to support and enhance the work of teachers, promote the learning of mathematics and represent and promote interests in mathematics education.
The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)
ACHPER is a leading professional association representing professionals working in the fields of health, physical education and recreation. The mission of ACHPER is to promote active and healthy living for all Australians and particularly to support its educators and members in the study and application of its areas of interest.
School holiday dates
For a list of school holidays in each state / territory, please visit: