1136.0 - A Directory of Education and Training Statistics, 2009  
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The Director
Monitoring and Reporting team

Indigenous and Transitions Group
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
GPO Box 9880
Canberra City ACT 2601


The annual National Report to Parliament on Indigenous Education and Training is produced for the Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. It was first published in 2001. The report tracks outcomes for Indigenous education during a calendar year, and also tracks cumulative outcomes for the current funding quadrennium of the Indigenous Education Strategic Initiatives Programme (IESIP). The publication reports progress towards equality in outcomes for Indigenous Australians when compared with non-Indigenous Australians at all levels of education, from preschool to higher education.

The Report provides a policy context for Indigenous education. Within each of the preschool, school, VET and higher education sectors, data are presented for key areas including educational outcomes and enrolments, consistent with reporting against IESIP targets. The Report also provides a summary of activity in other national programmes and projects. Details of payments made under the Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act, 2000 and other payments are also described. The Report is available via the 'Indigenous education\publications' link on the DEEWR website.

The topics covered in the 2006 Report include:

  • Apprenticeships and vocational education
  • Boys education
  • Curriculum issues
  • Departmental reports, plans and budgets
  • Early childhood education
  • Education policy
  • Equity and access
  • Higher education statistics
  • Language literacy and numeracy
  • Non-government schools
  • Parents and community
  • Performance information (institutions)
  • Research statistics
  • Resourcing of education
  • Rural, regional and remote
  • Student participation and achievement
  • Teachers and academic staff


The National Report to Parliament on Indigenous Education and Training is an annual publication available for download from the DEEWR website. The 2006 report was published on 2 February 2008.