A Mobile Manual Arts Workshop for Queensland

Gary C. Wrench
1982, Vol. 14, No. 2,


Education within Australia is generally administered by the various states and supplemented by private denominational institutions. To each state government falls the duty of determining such matters as syllabus content, distribution of facilities, general administration and so on. These matters (and others) are dealt with at many levels within the bureaucracies of each state. Nevertheless the federal government allocates to each state, through grants, the major funding required to implement any educational policies. The Commonwealth also funds a number of student assistance schemes which vary due to the location of each student. The result is a system within each state which, to a certain degree, has some homogeneneity in terms of course content and assessment procedures. This homogeneity is not necessarily transferable between states although in practice certain similarities may exist.

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