Census 2017

2017 Non-Government Schools Census

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) conducts a school Census on the first Friday of August each year. The Census collects information on students and staff from all non-government schools.

The purpose of the Census is to contribute to the calculation of the annual entitlement in respect of schools receiving Australian Government Recurrent Funding in line with the Australian Education Act 2013 (the Act) and Australian Education Regulation 2013 (Regulation).

Important dates for the 2017 Census

Monday, 31 July 2017 Census opens on School Entry Point
Friday, 4 August 2017 Census Day
Friday, 11 August 2017 Census Declaration due
Friday, 18 August 2017 Special Circumstances Application close

Census data also forms part of the National Schools Statistics Collection, the official statistical description of Schooling in Australia; and part of the school’s profile published by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority on the ‘My School’ website.

Importantly, the Census does not record the data for the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD-SWD).

Data collected on students with disability is different in the Census to NCCD-SWD.

Census data must be reported in accordance with the 2017 Census Guidelines and Instructions.

Staff entering or declaring the Census must have the appropriate access in Schools Entry Point (SEP).

For assistance with the Census Guidelines or reporting requirements, contact the Recurrent Assistance for Schools Section on 1800 677 027 (option 3) or email grantsanddatahelp@education.gov.au.

For SEP issues including IT access, Login and Password resets, please Contact Us.

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