Research provides the foundation for government to deliver effective, evidence-based services in early childhood education and care, school education, and further education and training.
As part of its Evidence Framework, the department's Research Plan 2.5M supports the generation of high quality, local evidence and the translation of research findings so that new knowledge is embedded in policy and replicated on a larger scale. The department's research activities and investments are aligned with the department's strategic priorities, ensuring that the benefits of research participation are maximised.
The Research Plan has five elements:
The plan supports a culture of rigorous inquiry across the organisation, encourages universities and other research organisations to focus their research efforts in areas relevant to the department's needs, and supports transparency and accountability for research decisions.
This page was last reviewed on 03 Mar 2017