1136.0 - A Directory of Education and Training Statistics, 2009  
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The Secretary
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs
PO Box 202, Carlton South, Vic. 3053
Telephone (03) 9639 0588
Facsimile (03) 9639 1790
Website http://www.mceetya.edu.au/mceetya/


Finance data for the National Schools Statistics Collection (NSSC) is provided by the various state and federal education departments. It is compiled and further analysed by a subgroup of the Ministerial Council on Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA). This subgroup reports to MCEETYA and its work is published in the annual National Report on Schooling in Australia (ANR).


Government schools only. The finance NSSC covers all establishments under the control of the Director-General of Education (or equivalent) in each state and territory, which have schooling as their major activity: the administration or provision of full-time day primary, secondary or special school education; and primary or secondary school distance education. Funding provided to government schools by the Australian Government, through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) is also in-scope.

Reference Period

Calendar year

Frequency of Collection


Method of collection

Data is provided by the finance and non-finance NSSC agencies and the MCEETYA Secretariat.


Release schedule

Data are normally published on the MCEETYA website three months after the end of the reference year.


Latest data are published in the annual National Report on Schooling in Australia, available on the MCEETYA website, http://www.mceetya.edu.au/mceetya/.


Data are published for Australia, the states, and territories.

Data Service

These data are released in the ANR, which is published progressively on the MCEETYA website.

Other information

Some financial information for non-government schools, provided by DEEWR, is published in the ANR. Further financial data for the non-government school sector are available from DEEWR, email schoolstats@deewr.gov.au.


Recurrent expenditure
Teaching staff salaries
Non-teaching staff salaries
Redundancy payments
Notional user cost of capital
Debt servicing
Other operating expenditure

Non-recurrent expenditure
Capital or investing costs
Australian Government capital expenditure on schools

Funding information
Total government outlays on primary and secondary education, as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product
Australian Government per-capita recurrent funding for students in government schools
Australian Government recurrent funding for schools, by purpose
Australian Government student assistance for school-aged students