Areas of research

ACER’s research focus addresses learning across the life span, from the early years and school education to vocational, adult and workplace education and higher education.

Teacher absenteeism in Indonesia

ACER’s global research expertise in the school education sector draws on decades of experience to inform educational policy and practice.

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University completions and equity

ACER's global research expertise addresses policy, assessment and surveys in the higher education sector to support leaders, policymakers, educators and learners.

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Credit-based pathways in tertiary education

ACER has a particular focus supporting Ministries of Education within the development sector to improve student learning.

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University completions and equity

ACER works collaboratively with Indigenous learners and communities in undertaking research to inform policy, programs and practices to support Indigenous learners.

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Supporting the early years transitions of vulnerable children

ACER research in early childhood education and the early years of schooling informs policy, programs and practices to support improved outcomes in the first eight years.

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Credit-based pathways in tertiary education

ACER’s global research expertise in the vocational education and training sector supports leaders, policy makers, educators and learners.

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