School operations

Data Collection and Surveys

Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey

ORIMA Research Pty Ltd has been contracted by the department to administer the online collection of the Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey in 2024 from 29 July to 30 August.

Participation in the Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey Schools will use the same secure survey portal from ORIMA Research as for Attitudes to School Survey. ORIMA Research will email login details to all schools ahead of the survey collection period.

Survey administration

  • The survey coordinator downloads the school’s survey link and PIN from ORIMA Research portal page and distributes to parents/carers.
  • Parents/carers log-in to the secure site from any compatible device and complete the survey online.
  • The online survey is available in English, Arabic, Mandarin, Chin (Hakha), Hindi, Vietnamese, Japanese, Greek, Turkish, Somali and Punjabi. Parents/carers select their preferred language when they commence the survey.
  • Additional survey language guides available in Albanian, Assyrian, Bengali, Burmese, Dari, Dinka, Persian, Filipino, Gujarati, Hazaragi, Indonesian, Italian, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Malayalam, Pashto, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Sinhalese, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, and Urdu via ORIMA Research portal page.

Survey preparation

  • Schools are strongly encouraged to invite all parents/carers to complete the survey via a generic survey link. Schools can also generate unique survey links for each parent/carer. The school survey link is available in the Orima survey portal.
  • Schools advise parents/carers of the upcoming survey via school bulletin or newsletter.
  • Schools requiring language guides in additional languages can request them by email:

School results

Schools can access their survey results from the secure survey portal following the end of the survey collection period.

School support

For technical queries and support regarding the Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Opinion Survey, please contact ORIMA Research on 1800 654 585 (toll free during business hours), or by email:

Get advice

For any participation or survey-related queries, please contact the department by email:

Guidance chapter on the Parent Opinion Survey

Reviewed 12 July 2024

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