Thousands of Victorian families accessing the School Bus Program across regional Victoria are set to save hundreds of dollars a year in student bus fares. The Andrews Labor Government is introducing a single fare for travel, in response to the complicated system of bus fares..
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Minister for Education James Merlino visited Brunswick South Primary School this week to announce a $100,000 grant for the school’s Italian language program and its inclusion in the Victorian Government’s designated bilingual program in 2017. Brunswick South Primary School’s Italian bilingual program is currently offered..
The Andrews Labor Government will invest $5.1 million in 2016 to help school students secure work placements and on-the-job training as part of their Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications. Minister for Education James Merlino said that following an independent review, the current Workplace Learning..
The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its support in restoring TAFE and higher education to Lilydale with an additional $10 million for Box Hill Institute to fast-track the new Children’s Centre and Biosecurity Centre of Excellence. Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert joined Minister..
More than 49,000 Victorian students this morning completed the final chapter of their school lives as they received their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) results from 7am. Deputy Premier and Education Minister James Merlino joined the inaugural group of Year 12 students at Elizabeth Blackburn..
Some 46,000 Victorian teachers will share in about $37 million in repayments following a recent Federal Court ruling against deducting payments from teachers’ salaries for their work laptops. The decision related to the Notebooks for Teachers and Principals Program that has been in operation since..
Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence Fiona Richardson have today announced $100,000 in funding for the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria for the Partners in Prevention program (PiP). Visiting Gisborne Secondary College, one of 19 Victorian..
Minister for Education James Merlino today joined Member for Melton, Don Nardella, in officially opening Arnolds Creek Primary School in Melton. Mr Merlino toured the school’s brand new $11.5 million facilities and met with staff and students to discuss how they are being used, before..
Minister for Education James Merlino along with Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today visited Winchelsea Primary School to tour the facilities and meet staff and students. The school is set for a funding boost in the new year when it will receive $49,197 in..
Minister for Education James Merlino today announced $450,000 to help fund Robinvale P-12 College’s transformation into a new school focused on providing excellent P- 12 education. Visiting Robinvale in northern Victoria, Mr Merlino said the funding would support the school’s new vision for Robinvale, including..
Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Mildura to meet with students and staff and discuss the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to regional schools. The Labor Government’s Education State reforms will provide $5.5 million in additional funding to Mildura schools, including a significant boost in..