Student Attendance Help

Welcome to the Student Attendance Help. Please note you cannot acknowledge obligations (formerly called Initialisation) and/or submit data from here. To acknowledge obligations and/or submit data go to

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training (the Department) collects student attendance rate data for Semester 1 and Term 3 each year. Approved authorities are required to ensure their schools complete the Student Attendance Collection (STATS) for EACH of their campus/locations for each reporting period (Semester 1 and Term 3) as part of their obligations under the Australian Education Act 2013.

The STATS Collection gathers student attendance rate data for Semester 1 and Term 3 on full-time enrolled school students in Years 1 through to 10 in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools (including ungraded students who are in the typical age group of students in Years 1 through to 10) at a campus/location level. Data is supplied to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training by Year Level, Sex and Indigeneity.

The data from these collections are supplied to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and are used for several reporting purposes; including reporting student attendance rates on the My School website and at National, State/Territory and school sector levels in various national reports (e.g. the National Report on Schooling in Australia and the Productivity Commission's Report on Government Services).

Important dates for the 2019 STATS Collections

Acknowledge Obligations (Initialisation) Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Friday, 17 May 2019
Reporting of Semester 1 student attendance rates Friday, 28 June 2019 - Friday, 02 August 2019
Reporting of Term 3 student attendance rates Friday, 20 September 2019 - Friday, 18 October 2019

Please Note: Attendance rate data is not collected or reported for part-time students, distance education, some exchange students and students in the foundation year of schooling (Year 1 minus 1), or Years 11 and 12.

The links to the right of this screen provide you with further information on how to prepare your school’s attendance rate data for submission. The STATS User Guide provides step-by-step guidance on how to submit your data to collection using the School Entry Point.

Last modified on Thursday 18 April 2019 [23|14926]