About the departments people and structure

The Secretary

Mark Scott AO is the Secretary of the NSW Department of Education.

Our Executive

NSW Education's Executive's role is to deliver Australia's best performing education system. Discover their commitments and initiatives here.

Our Ministers

The roles of The Minister for Education, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Early Childhood Education and Assistant Minister for Education.

Division profiles

The department regulates preschools, long day care providers and all public schools in order to protect young children.

History of New South Wales government schools

This website provides valuable historical information on NSW government schools since 1848 across a number of information sources.

Non-government schools

The department oversees policy, funding and compliance issues relating to non-government schools.

Higher education and tertiary policy

The department engages with the higher education sector on policy, programs and initiatives and administers legislation for NSW public universities.

Policy library

Learn about the departments policies, guidelines, and procedures to create a safe, inclusive, and effective learning environment.

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School Calendar

Check with your local school as some dates may change.

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