The division also oversees the management of funding to non-state schools, grant programs for non-government organisations providing services to students with disability in state and non-state schools, delivery of services through Home Education and the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB), as well as supporting several portfolio statutory bodies. The division provides professional registration services to the independent Non-State School Accreditation Board (NSSAB) and providers of courses to international school students.
The division also coordinates major internal and external research and evaluations and leads the development of the portfolio's legislative instruments, performance monitoring and reporting functions, and governance, risk and planning activity.
Annette has held strategic leadership positions in diverse portfolios including ageing, disability, child care and the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. She has extensive experience in developing and driving social policy initiatives, planning, program development and legislative reform in the public sector, non-government and private sectors.