Sources of data on Tasmanian education
We commit to maintaining transparency and accountability. Data on Tasmanian education is available from many sources.
The Tasmanian Department for Education, Children and Young People Website
Key education data for Tasmania is reported at:
The Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (TASC) is an independent statutory office responsible to the Tasmanian Minister for Education. The TASC website reports data on senior secondary attainment, at a state and school level.
Report on Government Services
The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) offers information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia. Volume B relates to child care, education and training.
Australian Bureau of Statistics
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publishes national trends in early years, education and training. Key publications reporting education data include:
- Schools Australia (ABS Cat No. 4221.0)
- Preschool Australia (ABS Cat No. 4240.0).
ACARA and My School website
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent statutory authority.
The My School website provides data on each Australian school student enrolments and socio-economic profile, student attendance, national literacy and numeracy test results (NAPLAN) and finances.
Other key education data reported by ACARA include:
- National reporting of NAPLAN
- National Assessment Programs- sample assessments
- National reporting on Schooling.
Australian Early Development Census
The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is conducted nationally every three years. Census data highlighting early childhood development outcomes at a community level is accessible via the AEDC data-explorer.
Human Services Dashboard
The Human Services Dashboard provides headline indicators and supporting statistics for Child Safety Services.
The Tasmanian Government’s Stats Matter Toolkit offers resources to help build statistical capability in the use, production and management of data.
Information Access and Disclosure
You may access more data depending on the intended use and subject to compliance with Departmental policy and the Personal Information Protection Act 2004.
To apply for access to unpublished data, complete the Information Access and Disclosure Proforma (IADP) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research in Government Schools
Research in Tasmanian Government Schools involves a process outlined on the Research in Government Schools webpage.
For further information, please contact Education Performance and Review on 03 6165 5706 or email email@example.com.
Right to Information
The Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) provides for greater access to information held by government bodies.