School education system in Australia includes preschool, preparatory, primary school, secondary school and senior secondary school.

Schooling lasts for 13 years, from preliminary to senior secondary. School is necessary until at least the age of 16. Types of fundamental include government schools, non-government schools and schools based on educational knowledge such as Montessori and Steiner. All schools must be listed with the territory or state education department and are subject to government requirements regarding infrastructure and teacher registration.

Australian schools do more than just educating students. They prepare them for life − enhancing communication skills, self-discipline and honour for themselves, their peers and their world. Schools offer a comprehensive curriculum in the key learning areas – Mathematics, english the environment and studies of society, art, science, Languages Other Than English, physical education and technology.