The objective of this audit is to assess the Department of Education, Skills and Employment's implementation of recommendations made in Auditor-General Report No.18 2017–18 Monitoring the Impact of Australian Government School Funding and Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit Report 476: Australian Government Funding.

Audit criteria

The audit criteria are:

  • Does the department effectively administer the requirements of the legislation to gain assurance that funding has been distributed in accordance with need?
  • Does the department enforce legislative provisions that enable it to measure progress against the achievement of reform directions and monitor the implementation of ongoing policy requirements?
  • Does the department measure the impact of school funding on educational outcomes?