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: 

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: 

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 can be found using the AEDC data-explorer. 

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 childcare, education and training. 


The Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (TASC) website reports data on senior secondary attainment at a state and school level. 

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To apply for access to unpublished data, complete the Information Access and Disclosure Proforma (docx, 100KB)and email it

Research in Government Schools

Research in Tasmanian government schools involves a process outlined on the Research in Government Schools webpage

Getting Help

For further information, please contact Data, Systems and Insights on 03 6165 5706 or email