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Students Finally Return To Lilydale TAFE Site

Three years after closing its doors, students and staff have finally returned to the Lilydale TAFE campus. Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert and Deputy Premier and Member for Monbulk James Merlino today opened the campus and met students on their first day of..

Helping Victorian Kids To Embrace Music

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more kids enjoy music at school, by delivering its $2 million Music in Schools election commitment. Minister for Education James Merlino today invited 200 eligible schools across Victoria to apply for grants to buy musical instruments under stage 1..

Helping Victorian Kids To Embrace Music

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more kids enjoy music at school, by delivering its $2 million Music in Schools election commitment. Minister for Education James Merlino today invited 200 eligible schools across Victoria to apply for grants to buy musical instruments under stage 1..

Montpellier Primary Flood Clean-Up Underway

Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Montpellier Primary School to inspect repair works on damage inflicted  by this week’s destructive floods. Almost 20 government schools were damaged during the flash floods which hit Geelong and surrounding areas on Wednesday afternoon, with early childhood education..

Slow Down As Kids Head Back To School

Drivers are being urged to slow down and be extra cautious around school zones this week, with reduced speed limits in place from Thursday 28 January outside schools across Victoria to keep kids safe as they return to classrooms for 2016. Speed limits will drop..

SAFER ROADS AROUND MONBULK SCHOOLS TO PROTECT KIDS

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its commitment to improve road safety around three south-east Melbourne primary schools, with new electronic school speed signs being switched on for the first time next week. Sixteen new electronic signs have been installed at Mount Dandenong Primary,..

Thousands Of Victorian Students Get Uni And TAFE Offers

Students across Victoria are today celebrating receiving offers to attend university and TAFE. Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) data published today shows that more than 57,200 students received main round offers for undergraduate courses today. In addition, VTAC has already issued 8,400 early round offers…

Cheaper Bus Fares For Families Across Regional Victoria

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..

$100,000 Grant For Brunswick South Primary School’s Italian Program

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..

More Than $5 Million To Support School Students Secure Work Placements

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..

$10 Million To Fast-Track Lilydale Development

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..

Victorian Students Celebrate Their VCE Results

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..

Respectful Relationships Support Funding Announced

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 Officially Opens Arnolds Creek Primary School

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..