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Australian Early Development Census - Queensland schools

The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) External Link is a nationwide data collection that occurs every three years.

The fourth AEDC data collection will take place from 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018. Resources to assist schools will be provided in the lead up to the collection.

The AEDC measures how children are developing as they transition into their first year of school based on five key areas known as 'domains':

What the AEDC data means for schools

The AEDC collection provides vital information for school planning and community collaboration to support children's early learning, development and transition to school.

The AEDC data can help schools to:

Read more about how Queensland schools have used the AEDC data in their schools and communities - PDF version or text version.

If you have a story to share, please email

Information for Early Childhood Education and Care services is available on the AEDC - Queensland Early Childhood Education and Care webpage.

AEDC results

The third national AEDC data collection took place in schools from 4 May 2015 to 31 July 2015. Australia continues to be a world-leader in the measurement of early childhood development with the 2015 collection capturing data on more than 300,000 across Australia.

National, state and community AEDC data for the 2015 collection were released in early March 2016.

The AEDC: Queensland data in focus report provides a summary of the 2015 AEDC data for Queensland.

AEDC school results

AEDC school data for 2015 is available to schools with six or more children that participated in the 2015 AEDC data collection. Participating schools can download their data in the form of an AEDC School Profile and School Summary.

The AEDC school profiles and school summaries provide an overview of school results and include useful information on interpreting, using and sharing AEDC school data. Eligible schools should have received an email inviting them to download these documents.

If your school participated in the 2015 AEDC data collection but has not received this email, please contact the AEDC Helpdesk on 1800 092 548 or

Where do I go for more information?

Visit the AEDC website External Link for more information about the AEDC and 2015 data.

Contact the Queensland AEDC team within the Department of Education and Training at

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