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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..

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 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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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,..

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..