Glossary term: Department of Education and Training

On 21st December 2014, the Prime Minister announced the formation of a new Australian Government Department of Education and Training to replace the former Department of Education. This department is responsible for national policies and programmes on early childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research, including Skills responsibilities which had previously come under the Department of Industry.

Former Commonwealth departments responsible for education and training were: