The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is a population measure of how young children are developing across Australia as they begin school. It measures children’s development across five domains: physical health and wellbeing, social competences, emotional maturity, language and cognitive skills (school based) and communication skills and general knowledge. The AEDC is a key tool in school and community planning, research and policymaking across Victoria and nationally.
The AEDC is implemented every three years, with 2021 being the fifth national data collection.
The 2021 AEDC data collection will take place from 3 May to 30 July 2021.
AEDC Victoria: Latest news
AEDC Victoria: Data collection and background
AEDC Victoria: Utilisation
AEDC Victoria: Data results, policy and research
For further enquiries, contact Catherine Watkin Nolan, AEDC Victorian Coordinator: