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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..


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..

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..