Topic: Education

A Stronger TAFE For The South West

Locals living in South West Victoria will have access to more opportunities to get the skills they need to get a job thanks to $3.5 million for South West TAFE from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited the Warrnambool Campus today to announce the funding from the Stronger TAFE […]

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Scholarships Awarded To Koorie Students

Twenty Koorie students have received $5,000 scholarships, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today presented the 2017 Marrung Education Scholarship Awards to students in recognition of their strong potential to succeed in their chosen career paths. The two-year Marrung Scholarships are awarded to Year 11 students studying at a Victorian […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

New Deal For Teachers To Support Our Best And Brightest

A new agreement between the Andrews Labor Government and Victoria’s teachers will see quality teaching and professional development back on the agenda. As well as providing extra support for teachers, the new Schools Enterprise Bargaining Agreement also ensures better conditions for education support staff and gives principals the recognition they deserve. Reached as part of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Launch Of The Independent Office To Resolve School Disputes

In an Australian-first, Victorian families will have access to an Independent Office responsible for resolving the most complex and difficult school disputes. Minister for Education James Merlino launched the new Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution at an event at Parliament today and said that the Office would provide a dispute resolution process for schools […]

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Vocational Training For Residential Care Workforce

Residential care workers have commenced TAFE-delivered vocational training to help them better assist children and young people with complex needs. The training is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $8 million commitment funded through the Victorian Budget 16/17, for vocational training for Victorian residential care workers. A consortium of five Victorian TAFEs, including Melbourne Polytechnic, SuniTAFE, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Children at kinder aren’t just getting ‘looked after’.

Children at kinder aren’t just getting ‘looked after’. They’re learning. And the devoted professionals who teach them aren’t just ‘childcare workers’. They’re early childcare educators. Kinder matters. Some Governments may take a different view – but this one never will.

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Boosting Education And Training In Greensborough

The Andrews Labor Government’s promise to reopen Melbourne Polytechnic’s Greensborough Campus has been celebrated at a community open day today. The TAFE reopened last month, returning higher education and training to the people of Greensborough and north-east Melbourne after it closed in 2013 because of Liberal budget cuts. Thanks to $10 million from the Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills, Northern Metropolitan Region

Ride 2 School Day A Great Chance To Get Active

Students in the local area are being encouraged to cycle or walk to school as part of a great initiative to get active. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Billanook Primary School on National Ride2School Day to urge all students to find an active way to get to school. With physical inactivity levels on […]

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Beaumaris Secondary College Principal Announced

An inaugural principal has been appointed for Beaumaris Secondary College in Melbourne’s South East. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Phillip Dalidakis today announced that Debby Chaves will be the first principal of the new school. Opening in 2018, Beaumaris Secondary College will provide 650 Year seven to 12 students with […]

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Armstrong Creek Education Precinct Principal Announced

The inaugural principal has been appointed to lead Armstrong Creek Education Precinct in the booming area south of Geelong. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney have announced that Evan Savage will be the first principal of the brand new school. Opening in 2018, Armstrong Creek Education Precinct will comprise […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Western Victoria Region