Using the AEDC: Research, Resources and Data Sources

Research to help use AEDC and other data

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Research using AEDC including the predictive validity of the AEDC, school transition, children with additional needs and language backgrounds other than English.

AEDC Research Snapshots

The Australian Government

Child language and developmental impacts for children.

Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Quality in childcare, kindergarten and preschool programs.


Victorian and Queensland Governments

Research and evaluation evidence on what works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage

Closing the Gap Clearing House

The Australian Government

Evidence-based practical advice for parents with children aged 0–18

Raising Children’s Network

The Australian Government

Resources to help use AEDC and other data

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Comprehensive guide for Victorian communities using AEDC and other complementary data. Based on research of the Local Champions project.

Enabling communities to use AEDC and other data to improve outcomes for children (pdf - 1.98mb)

The Department

Guide to using the AEDC to meet the National Quality Standards.

Linking  the AEDC and the National Quality Standard

The Queensland Government

Guide to using the AEDC and the Early Years Learning Framework.

Linking the AEDC and the Early Years Learning Framework

The Queensland Government

Guide to exploring alternative funding options.

AEDC: Investing and accessing funding
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The Australian Government

Guide to understanding the AEDC.

AEDC: Understanding the results

The Australian Government

Comprehensive set of resources to support professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. 

Knowledge Circle: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child and Family Resources Portal

The Australian Government

Comprehensive set of resources on collaborative approaches following a 6 year research project in Victoria. 

Linking Schools and the Early Years

The Department

Guide to embed the voices of children.

Engaging Children in the Decision Making: a guide for consulting with Children (pdf - 1.24mb)

The Department, schools and local council.

Victorian plan to respond to the 2009 AEDC results.

Data user guide and AEDC dissemination plan (pdf - 623.52kb)

The Department

Summary of how Victorian communities first steps in using AEDC data in 2009

Victoria’s first steps in using AEDC results (pdf - 538.22kb)

The Department

Data Sources: large national or state data sets

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Data source

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Interactive maps of Victorian AEDC data, child, family and community data on interactive maps.

Visualising the Evidence mapping series

The Department

Australian AEDC data on interactive maps.

Australian Early Development Census
National report 2012 and 2009.

The Australian Government

Victorian health, wellbeing, safety, learning and development on maps, tables and graphs.

Victorian Child and Adolescent Monitoring System (VCAMS)
Measured on 35 outcomes: VCAMS Outcomes Framework (pdf - 567.26kb).

Whole of Victorian Government

Australian Census data

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Government

Australian census, settlement and immigration data

Australian census and migrants integrated dataset (ACMID)

The Australian Government

Australian data on communities and families (1,000 data sets from 35 sources) on interactive maps with decision support.

Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN)

The Australian Government 

Victorian family and community data on maps.

Community Indicators Victoria (CIV)

The McCaughey Centre and partners

Victorian data sources for community wellbeing.

Top twenty data sources for describing community wellbeing in Victoria (pdf - 198.46kb)

Victorian Government

Data sources: community profile reports

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Profile reports

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How Victorian children are faring. 

The State of Victoria’s Children report 2012

The Department 

AEDC results in Victoria.

Victorian Results for the AEDC 2009 (pdf - 658.04kb) 
Supplement with maps 2009 (pdf - 658.04kb)

The Department

Victorian children’s health reported by their parents as they start school.

School Entrant Health Questionnaire 2013

The Department

How children in East Gippsland are faring (2013).

The State of East Gippsland’s Children and Youth report 2013

Good Beginnings Australia

How children in Shepparton are faring. 

The State of Greater Shepparton’s Children Report 2014

Best Start, Communities for Children, the Lighthouse project

How children in the middle years are faring in Whittlesea

Whittlesea Middle Years Development Index 2013

Hume Whittlesea Local Learning Employment Network (LLEN)