About our 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 and Early Childhood Learning and the Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education.

Division profiles

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

History of NSW government schools

Valuable historical data on NSW government schools since 1848 from 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.

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