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2021 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) data collection information

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The 2021 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) will take place in term 2, 2021.

To help your school be prepared and to take part in the 2021 AEDC data collection, we will be updating this page with current communications and resources.

It is vital that all schools with children in their first year of full-time school take part in this collection.

Download the 2021 data collection key dates calendar (PDF 255KB) to print and display the timelines for the next data collection at your school.

Key dates

19 March 2021 – school leader and teacher packs arrive. Principals, please activate your school in the data collection system.

6 April 2021 – teachers and ATSI cultural consultants register in the data collection system and complete training.

27 April 2021 – school coordinators create class lists ready for the collection to start.

3 May 2021 – teachers start data collection. School coordinators submit invoice when all teachers finish data collection.

2 July 2021 – deadline to complete data collection.

17 September 2021 – deadline to submit teacher relief invoices


SA AEDC State Coordinator

Email: Education.AEDCTeam [at] sa.gov.au