Our portfolio agencies

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Outcome—Improved quality and consistency of school education in Australia through national curriculum, national assessment, data collection and performance reporting system.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Outcome—Further understanding of Australian Indigenous cultures, past and present through undertaking and publishing research, and providing access to print and audio-visual collections.

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

Outcome—Enhance the quality of teaching and leadership through developing standards, recognising teacher excellence, providing professional development opportunities, and supporting the teacher profession.

Australian Research Council

Outcome—Growth of knowledge and innovation through managing research funding schemes, measuring research excellence and providing advice.

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

Outcome—Contribute to a high quality higher education sector through streamlined and nationally consistent higher education regulatory arrangements; registration of higher education providers; accreditation of higher education courses; and investigation, quality assurance and dissemination of higher education standards and performance.