Putting the AEDC data into practice at your school
self-paced learning guide (PPTX, 3.5MB) will assist you to analyse and share AEDC data alongside other relevant information to develop collaborative transition plans with early childhood community stakeholders.
Supporting recognition of professional development from the AEDC resources for schools
reflection guide (PDF, 166KB) (DOCX, 32KB) is aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and is designed to support recognition of professional development for the purposes of teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers, through engagement with this suite of resources and reflecting on how you and your school use the AEDC.
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About the AEDC
Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is a nationwide data collection that occurs every three years.
The AEDC measures how children are developing as they transition into their first year of school based on five key areas known as 'domains': Physical health and wellbeing, Social competence, Emotional maturity, Language and cognitive skills (school-based), and Communication skills and general knowledge.
Information and resources for schools and Early Childhood Education and Care services are available on the
AEDC — Queensland Early Childhood Education and Care webpage.
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 (PDF, 2.0MB) 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. All Queensland schools receive an email providing access to these documents. State schools may also access these reports through OneSchool.
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.
If your school participated in the 2015 AEDC data collection and you would like assistance accessing your AEDC school data, please contact the AEDC Helpdesk on 1800 092 548 or
Where do I go for more information?
Visit the AEDC website for more information about the AEDC and 2015 data.
Contact the Queensland AEDC team within the Department of Education at