Australia re-joined COL as a major funding partner in 2011. The country was a regular contributor and a major donor to COL until 2004. The Australian government provides resources and financial support to projects around the globe through the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). 

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

1,786,368

 

1,560,051

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20171

141.8%

 

159.8%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20171

134.1%

 

94.4%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

n/a

 

n/a

Secondary

 

Tertiary 

 

 

1. UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre, retrieved in June 2019

 

Literacy rate (2014)1

97.4%

 

98.4%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

58%

 

71%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

26%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

85

 

81

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

32.7 114.2
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
27.8 134.9
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
82.4 86.5
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in June 2019

 

Partners

Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector.

COL's partners in Australia include: 

  •  Charles Sturt University
  •  Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia
  •  Griffith University
  •  The Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia