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Improvement works to kick off at Cardinia Reservoir Park

Contractors appointed to start upgrades in October Visitors to Cardinia Reservoir Park will soon enjoy upgraded facilities as part of a major Victorian Government investment in Melbourne parks. The Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program is delivering $21 million of upgrades at 21 parks to encourage..

New Settings For Safe, Successful VCE Exams

The public health team is making important changes to the management of school exposures and students who become primary close contacts – ensuring Year 12s can sit their VCE exams with confidence, while keeping the broader community safe. These changes have been made possible by..

Tailored Mental Health Support For Schools And Students

Schools will be able to pick the mental health tools that best match the needs of their students, with the Victorian Government’s Schools Mental Health Fund providing a suite of options to give students tailored support. Minister for Education James Merlino today revealed the interim..

Building The Engine Room Of Our New Mental Health System

The Victorian Government has today introduced legislation which will lay the foundations to build a new mental health facility following a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. The Royal Commission’s interim report recommended the establishment of the Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing (the Collaborative Centre) ─ embodying a new..

A Head Start On The Early Childhood Career Path

Secondary students eager to work in the early childhood sector can start their career path early, thanks to a new partnership between a national early childhood provider and the Victorian Government’s Head Start program. Minister for Education James Merlino today launched a Head Start partnership..

Supporting Families Experiencing Anxiety

Victorian parents and carers now have free access to dedicated online programs to support children experiencing anxiety, as part of the Victorian Government’s latest mental health funding boost. An investment of $1 million will expand the Triple P Positive Parenting Program statewide, supporting more than..

Mental Health Advisory Bodies Giving Communities A Voice

The Victorian Government is continuing its work to build a reformed mental health and wellbeing system centred around community – giving Victorians access to the support they need, when they need it, close to home. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today announced expressions of..

Supporting Our Senior Vocational Education Students

The Victorian Government is making sure every secondary school student whose Vocational Education and Training (VET) studies have been disrupted by the pandemic will receive extra support to complete their certificates. Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today..

Preserving The Spirit Of Democracy For Young Victorians

Students with a keen interest in civics and citizenship can apply for the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and critical thinking through an immersive onshore study tour, thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced applications are now open for the..

More Mental Health Nurses To Help Victorians In Need

The Victorian Government is making sure all Victorians experiencing mental health concerns can get the specialised support they need with a boost to upskill and expand the state’s mental health nursing workforce. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino has announced a $23.6 million mental health..

TUTOR PROGRAM TO CONTINUE IN DANDENONG RANGES SCHOOLS

The Victorian Government will make sure that not one school student in Monbulk is left behind in the wake of the pandemic, with the state’s extraordinarily successful tutor program to continue until the end of 2022. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced today..

WORK STARTS ON SASSAFRAS SCHOOL UPGRADE

Better facilities are on their way for students at Sassafras Primary School with works commencing on an important upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced works are underway at Sassafras Primary School to upgrade the playground and..

Statewide Mental Health Support For Secondary Schools

Every government secondary student in Victoria can now access vital mental health support at school with the roll out of mental health practitioners to every Victorian government secondary and specialist school now complete. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the roll out of the..

Tutor Program To Continue In Victorian Schools

The Victorian Government will make sure that not one school student is left behind in the wake of the pandemic, with the state’s extraordinarily successful tutor program to continue until the end of 2022. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced $230.4 million will extend..

Mental Health Support For Victoria’s Afghan Community

To help support Victoria’s Afghan community as the crisis in Afghanistan continues, the Victorian Government is boosting resources to ensure they can access culturally safe mental health services. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today announced the Government will provide $1 million to Foundation House..

A High-Tech Head Start For Secondary Students

The Victorian Government is giving senior secondary students more opportunities to expand their technology skills and build the skills they need for in-demand jobs of the future. Government secondary school students will have access to tech-enhanced TAFE courses from Term 4 as part of the..

Getting Regional Students Safely Back In The Classroom

The Victorian Government is ensuring students in regional Victoria can return to face-to-face learning as soon as possible – with a plan outlined to return regional areas to school quickly and safely in Term Four, alongside extra measures to protect school communities and detect outbreaks..

EXPANDED FREE TAFE TURBOCHARGES POST-COVID VICTORIA

The Andrew Labor Government’s signature Free TAFE initiative will grow to more than 60 courses in 2022 – giving more Victorians training for more jobs as the state moves through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced Certificate IV..