National Goals for Schooling Questionnaire

National Goals for Schooling Questionnaire

For new students only 

Under the Federal Government, as part of the National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-First Century, all Australian schools are required to ask questions related to the gender, country of birth, language spoken at home and indigenous status of each child as well as the educational qualifications, occupations and main language spoken by parents.

The primary purpose of national reporting is to improve the educational outcomes of our young people by informing the Australian public, and especially the education community and parents, about progress towards achieving the National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-First Century. The National Goals specifically state that students’ outcomes from schooling should be ‘free from the effects of negative forms of discrimination based on sex, language, culture and ethnicity, religion or disability; and of differences arising from students’ socioeconomic background or geographic location’; and that ‘the learning outcomes of educationally disadvantaged students [should] improve and, over time, match those of other students’.

This information, along with all other information contained in this form, will remain confidential, subject to PLC Sydney's 'Collection of Personal Data', which can be reviewed here

download-icon Before starting the questionnaire, please download the Parent Occupational Groups here. (PDF 91.4KB)

National Goals for Schooling

A. Background

Q1. Is the student of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin? 
NB For persons of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin, mark both ‘Yes” boxes.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin:

B. Language spoken at home.

Q3. Does the student or their Parent/Guardians speak a language other than English at home?
NB If more than one language, please indicate the language that is spoken most often.

C. Level of education and qualifications achieved by Parent/Guardian(s)

  1. What is the highest year of primary or secondary school the parents/guardian(s) have completed?
    (For persons who have never attended school, mark ‘Year 9 or equivalent or below’.)
  2. What is the level of the highest qualification the parents/guardians have completed?

D. Occupational Groups 

download-icon In answering the next two questions, please download the Occupational Groups and select the appropriate parental occupation group from the list here. (PDF 91.4KB)

The occupational groups are:

Group 1: Senior management in large business organisation, government administration and defence, and qualified professionals
Group 2: Other business managers, arts/media/sportspersons and associate professionals
Group 3: Tradesmen/women, clerks and skilled office, sales and service staff
Group 4: Machine operators, hospitality staff, assistants, labourers and related workers, drivers, mobile plant, production/processing machinery and other machinery operators
Group 8: This category is used for participants who have not been in paid work for the previous 12 months or longer

  • If the person is not currently in paid work but has had a job in the last 12 months or has retired in the last 12 months, please use the person’s last occupation. 
  • If the person has not been in paid work in the last 12 months, enter ‘Group 8’ in the box below. 
Mandatory field(s) marked with *