Education Council

On 13 December 2013, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to streamline the Ministerial Council system. Eight Councils are now responsible to COAG and will be engaged in work requiring COAG’s attention.

The COAG Education Council provides a forum through which strategic policy on school education, early childhood and higher education can be coordinated at the national level and through which information can be shared, and resources used collaboratively, to address issues of national significance. 
Terms of Reference
To download a copy of the Education Council's Terms of Reference click here
Further information in relation to the COAG Council structure can be accessed at:

ACECQA Review: Terms of Reference
To download a copy of the Terms of Reference for the ACECQA Review, please click here.

Universal Access National Partnership Review: Terms of Reference

To download a copy of the Terms of Reference for the Universal Access National Partnership Review, please click here.

Review of NAPLAN Online 2019 Connectivity 
At Education Council’s 13 September meeting, Ministers were briefed on of the technical issues relating to NAPLAN Online 2019 connectivity disruptions.  Parts of the technical infrastructure inadvertently flagged some content as a threat to the NAPLAN Online platform. The platform protected itself from this perceived threat. This slowed web traffic and led to the issue which degraded the overall experience for some students during NAPLAN Online 2019 testing.


Latest News

Launch of 2020 NDA
Education Council media release: launch of NDA 2020
Senior secondary pathways review submissions
Media release re senior secondary pathways review submissions
13 September 2019: Council meeting communique
Education Council meeting 13 September 2019: communique