Topic: Education

Geelong Schools First In Line For Digital Upgrades

Schools across Geelong, the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula will be first in Victoria to receive vital digital upgrades funded by the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 included $67.9 million for better IT support for schools and students across the state. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that 63 government schools across […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Housing And Education Renewal In North Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government’s renewal of a North Melbourne public housing estate includes provision for much-needed, new education and arts facilities, helping relieve pressure on inner city schools. As part of the development, North Melbourne Primary School will use some of the land to expand and upgrade its learning facilities over coming years to meet […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Boosting Adult Education In Regional Victoria

Victorians in regional areas will have access to additional education and training support at Learn Local organisations thanks to a $2.6 million funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney joined members of the Paynesville Neighbourhood Centre today to make the announcement and launch the East Gippsland 2017 Adult […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

Work Begins On New Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School

Construction has begun on the new Tech School in Melbourne’s outer North East, fully funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Eltham Vicki Ward and Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines  today turned the first sod on the new Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School. The Tech School will give nearly 14,000 students […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Northern Metropolitan Region

Helping Former Hazelwood Workers Get Their Skills Recognised

Former Hazelwood power plant workers are getting their skills recognised to boost their employment prospects as they look for new jobs and opportunities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney joined Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing at Federation Training in Morwell today to present certificates to the first […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

Seventh Heaven For The World’s Most Liveable City

Melbourne has been named the World’s Most Liveable City for an incredible seventh-straight year. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Index ranks 140 of the world’s best cities and once again, Melbourne has come out on top – securing perfect scores for healthcare, education and infrastructure. Melbourne pipped Vienna for the top ranking, and finished well […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Cyber Skills For Every Victorian Classroom

The Andrews Labor Government is preparing students across Victoria to be cyber ready through the state’s Victorian Cyber Schools Skills Challenge, which kicked off this month. The challenge is the first of its kind in Australia and will connect students with some the country’s leading cyber professionals through an online platform where they will develop […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade

Start Of Construction On Victoria’s Next Tech School

Construction has begun on a new Tech School in Melbourne’s south east, fully funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Parliamentary Secretary for Education Judith Graley, Member for Narre Warren Luke Donnellan, Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera and Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams today turned the first sod on the new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, South Eastern Metropolitan Region

New STEAM And Sports Facilities For Bentleigh Students

Construction is underway on the Andrews Labor Government’s massive upgrade of Bentleigh Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino joined Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today to turn the first sod on the  $13.4 million upgrade, which includes a new science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) hub known as the da Vinci Centre. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, South Eastern Metropolitan Region

$5.9 Million Program To Keep Kids In School

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting all of the recommendations of the Victorian Ombudsman’s report on government school expulsions to help Victorian principals and teachers keep more kids in school and out of trouble. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a new $5.9 million program that will assist schools develop and implement strategies to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education