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Following The Three Vs For A Safe Return To School

The Victorian Government is making sure the return to the classroom is as safe as possible, with the biggest investment in education ventilation in Australian history to be rolled out across Victorian schools as part of a plan to keep school communities protected with the..

Making Senior Secondary School Work For All Students

Victorian students will soon have more senior secondary options to get a great education no matter what their post-school goals, with the Victorian Government announcing new pathway options to suit every student. As part of a reform of senior secondary school pathways, legislation will be..

More Mental Health Support, Close To Home

As the serious Delta outbreak continues across the state, the Victorian Government is making sure more Victorians struggling during this difficult period have access to the mental health and wellbeing support they need. On top of the $225 million the Government has already provided to..

Celebrating Victoria’s Longest-Serving Teachers

Hundreds of Victorian teachers, principals, school administrators and policymakers are being recognised for their long-serving dedication to students and families through the Recognition of Service to Victorian Education program. Minister for Education James Merlino today congratulated 342 staff across the state being honoured for more..


Safety for passengers and motorists along the Puffing Billy tourist railway attraction has been increased following a rail crossing upgrade at Menzies Creek. The crossing at School Road along the 40-kilometre tourist railway route between Belgrave and Gembrook Stations is now safer following an upgrade..


Schools in the Dandenong Ranges will receive a boost to undertake essential maintenance projects, with the Victorian Government funding hundreds of projects making the state’s schools better places to teach and learn. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced that four schools in the..

Victoria’s Teaching And Leadership Academy A Step Closer

Victoria’s best and brightest teachers are a step closer to accessing world-class professional learning opportunities, after key legislation to enshrine the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership passed Parliament today. The legislation paves the way for the Australian-first academy for teaching and leadership – a..

Schools Supported To Tick Off Maintenance Projects

Schools across Victoria will soon be better places to teach and learn – with the Victorian Government funding hundreds of essential school maintenance projects around the state. Under the Planned Maintenance Program (PMP), 207 Victorian schools will share in more than $17 million in Term..

Gathering New Data To Help Our Mental Health Workforce

The Victorian Government is delivering on a key recommendation made by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System – collecting and expanding data on the mental health workforce to help reshape the system. The state’s specialist mental health workforce is being encouraged to participate..

Have Your Say On Victoria’s New Mental Health System

Victorians are being invited to have their say about the local mental health services they want to see as the Andrews Labor Government delivers a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. The development of new Local Adult and Older Adult..

Victorian Students Top The Class In NAPLAN

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, students in the Education State are excelling – with Victorian kids recording the nation’s highest NAPLAN results and huge improvements on previous years. Since 2015, the Andrews Labor Government has invested more than $22.2 billion in our Education State..

Lived Experience To Shape Victoria’s Mental Health Reform

The Victorian Government is investing right across the state to create a mental health workforce shaped by people with lived experience to help rebuild Victoria’s broken mental health system. Engaging people with lived experience of mental illness is at the heart of Victoria’s mental health..

Exam Plans For The Class Of 2021

The Victorian Government is setting a pathway to ensure Year 12 students can approach their final months of school with confidence, scheduling new exam and assessment dates ahead of the year’s final exam periods. As we confront the immediate challenge of the current Delta outbreak,..

Victorian-First Family Mental Health Centre Takes Shape

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure Victorian children who need specialised, intensive mental health care get the treatment they need, with a site revealed for the state’s first child and family mental health centre. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today announced the location of..

Respectful Relationships Reaches More Schools

More non-government schools have now signed up to the Andrews Labor Government’s Respectful Relationships program – supporting all Victorian educators to embed respect and gender equality in their school communities. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a further 78 Catholic and independent schools across..

Building Boost For Victorian Schools

Communities across Victoria will soon benefit from a massive school infrastructure boost, with the Andrews Labor Government delivering new schools and upgrades across the Catholic and independent education sectors. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 34 projects across Victoria that will share in $70..

GAT To Be Rescheduled To Keep School Communities Safe

This year’s General Achievement Test (GAT) for Year 12 students will be rescheduled to keep Victorian students, teachers and broader school communities safe from coronavirus. With ongoing community transmission still occurring in metropolitan Melbourne, the Department of Health’s public health team has recommended the GAT..

More Mental Health Services For Young Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to ensure young people across Victoria have access to the mental health services they need with a massive expansion of community-based youth centres. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today welcomed Expressions of Interest for Principal Consultant architecture..