It is my pleasure to present to you the Department of Education Annual Report for 2013—14.
The report reflects the department’s legislative reporting requirements and has been prepared in accordance with section 63 of the Public Service Act 1999, which requires me to provide a report for you to present to the Parliament. It reflects the Requirements for Departmental Annual Reports as approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audits.
The report includes the 2013—14 Annual Report of the Tuition Protection Service, as required under section 170B of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000.
Also included are the Auditor-General’s report and the department’s audited financial statements prepared in accordance with section 57 of the now superseded Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.
As required by the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines, I certify that I am satisfied that the department:
- prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans
- had in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures and processes
- took all reasonable measures to minimise the incidence of fraud against the department and to investigate and recover the proceeds of fraud against the department.
17 October 2014