Our portfolio

The Hon Christopher Pyne MP
The Hon
Christopher Pyne MP

Minister for Education and Training

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham
Senator the Hon
Simon Birmingham

Assistant Minister for Education and Training

Senator the Hon Scott Ryan
Senator the Hon
Scott Ryan

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training

 

Department of Education and Training

Lisa Paul AO PSM, Secretary

Visit the Department of Education and Training website.


Portfolio entities

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Robert Randall - Chief Executive Officer

Outcome: Improved quality and consistency of school education in Australia through national curriculum, national assessment, data collection and performance reporting system.

Visit the ACARA website.


Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Russell Taylor - Principal (Chief Executive Officer)

Outcome: Further understanding of Australian Indigenous cultures, past and present through undertaking and publishing research, and providing access to print and audiovisual collections.

Visit the AIATSIS website.


Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

Margery Evans - Chief Executive Officer

Outcome: Enhance the quality of teaching and leadership through developing standards, recognising teacher excellence, providing professional development opportunities, and supporting the teacher profession.

Visit the AITSL website.


Australian Research Council

Professor Aidan Byrne - Chief Executive Officer

Outcome: Growth of knowledge and innovation through managing research funding schemes, measuring research excellence and providing advice.

Visit the ARC website.


Australian Skills Quality Authority

Chris Robinson - Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer

Outcome: Contribute to a high quality vocational education and training sector, including through streamlined and nationally consistent regulation of training providers and courses, and the communication of advice to the sector on improvements to the quality of vocational education and training.

Visit the ASQA website.


Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Professor Nicholas Saunders AO - Acting Chief Commissioner

Outcome: Contribute to a high quality higher education sector through streamlined and nationally consistent higher education regulatory arrangements; registration of higher education providers; accreditation of higher education courses; and investigation, quality assurance and dissemination of higher education standards and performance.

Visit the TEQSA website.

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