About us

About us

We aim to deliver a high quality education to all students in all learning environments. We are committed to all students achieving their best and being lifelong learners who contribute actively to their communities and to society.

We have a role in influencing the education of all students in Western Australia and enact this in different ways in line with relevant legislation – directly through a system of public schools and indirectly through regulation and funding of Catholic and Independent schools.

Our strategic directions details the different approaches we adopt as the deliverer of public school education.

We provide staff, facilities and resources to a number of entities created under legislation enacted by the Western Australian Parliament or by Ministerial administrative action:


Our relevant legislation is the Public Sector Management Act 1994 in which the Department of Education is established under section 35; and the School Education Act 1999 (except Part 4 and other provisions which apply to non-government schools).

Accountable authority

Our accountable authority is Ms Lisa Rodgers, Director General, Department of Education.

Policies and guidelines

All policies are available online on our policies site which also contains procedures, guidelines and links to relevant legislation.

Investing in our children's education

View the WA State Budget.