Accreditation for early childhood teachers

(MEDIA RELEASE) Early childhood teachers will be accredited alongside their peers in NSW schools, further recognising them as professionals who are making an important contribution to the education of our children. Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Minister for Early Childhood Education Leslie Williams announced on Tuesday 12 January 2016 that from this year all… Read more.

NSW leads STEM

(MEDIA RELEASE) New South Wales is playing a leading role in shaping a new national science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education strategy. On 3 December 2015 Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli  released a summary of the STEM Education Summit that he hosted last month and said it would help inform a new national vision… Read more.


  • Early Childhood Education

    Early Childhood Education

    Early Childhood Education Directorate regulates the operation of early childhood education and care services for children from birth to school age. The directorate also administers some funding to education and care services.

  • External Relations Policy

    External Relations Policy

    External Relations Policy negotiates and manages national policy and Commonwealth funding issues. The directorate is also responsible for the not-for-profit requirements of non-government schools.

  • Strategic Resource Management

    Strategic Resource Management

    The Strategic Resource Management Directorate provides strategic leadership and advice to the External Affairs and Regulation Division on all aspects of resource management, including people, engagement, finance and communications, to support the division to meet its objectives. The Directorate is responsible for the Department’s major external funding programs covering non-government schooling and early childhood education which includes management of $1.5 billion funding for over 900 non-government schools and 5000 early childcare services across the state. The Directorate leads the development of specialist advice in strategic funding policy to ensure effective investment of Departmental resources to achieve NSW government objectives in schooling and early childhood education.

  • Higher Education and Tertiary Policy

    Higher Education and Tertiary Policy

    Higher Education provides high-level advice and develops NSW positions on higher education issues for State and national forums and is responsible for administering the legislative responsibilities of the Minister for Education for the 10 universities in NSW.

  • National Initiatives and Performance

    National Initiatives and Performance

    The National Initiatives and Performance Directorate develops cross-divisional policy proposals and projects and manages national performance and accountability processes.

  • Office of the Deputy Secretary

    Office of the Deputy Secretary

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