Topic: Education

Free TAFE Supporting Coronavirus Response And Recovery

The Victorian Government is leading a rapid, coordinated response to ensure the TAFE and training sector continues to provide the skills the state needs to respond to the coronavirus crisis and prepare for recovery. The 2019 Free TAFE report card released today shows the Free TAFE program has helped almost 40,000 students start the training […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

First Wave Of Students Back In The Classroom

Schools across Victoria today welcomed back around 400,000 students as part of a staged return to classroom teaching. Minister For Education James Merlino congratulated principals, teachers, school staff, students and families for their incredible efforts to make remote learning work, and announced a summit to discuss lessons learnt and investigate what improvements can be made […]

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New Technology And Better Facilities For Victorian Kinders

The Victorian Government is helping kinders across the state upgrade their facilities and purchase the latest technology ahead of the roll-out of funded universal Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened applications under the $27.7 million Building Blocks program, with grants available to upgrade or improve early learning facilities and grants for new […]

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Certainty For Students With Exams To Start In November

Victorian Certificate of Education examinations will start in early November and results will be available by the end of the year, giving certainty to thousands of students whose studies have been interrupted by coronavirus. Minister for Education James Merlino announced today that VCE exams will begin in the week commencing 9 November – a month […]

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Supporting Victorian Universities

The Victorian Government will make an unprecedented investment in local universities to protect jobs and support the state’s economic rebound from the coronavirus crisis. Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney joined Treasurer Tim Pallas today to announce the Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund – the latest in a string of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Higher Education

Clifton Creek Primary School To Be Rebuilt

The Victorian Government is delivering funding to ensure Clifton Creek Primary School is rebuilt after the community suffered the devastating loss of their school in the summer’s bushfires. Minister for Educaton James Merlino today announced more than $4.2 million for Clifton Creek Primary School, honouring a committment to rebuild the school. The rebuild will include […]

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

Building Works: Better Schools In Education Jobs Blitz

The Victorian Government will fix old buildings, deliver extra classrooms and build ten brand new schools in a state-wide construction blitz that will create thousands of jobs across the state and kickstart Victoria’s economy. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino today announced more than $1.18 billion in education infrastructure projects – part […]

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Free Cleaning Grants For Kinders

The Victorian Government is supporting kindergarten services during the coronavirus pandemic with new funding grants available to help with cleaning and hygiene costs in Term 2. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced $2.6 million in grants would be made available for all early childhood services delivering a funded kindergarten program to boost their cleaning […]

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New Initiative To Keep Apprentices Learning

The Victorian Government is helping apprentices and trainees displaced by the coronavirus crisis to complete their apprenticeships and training and find work. Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney today announced the Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program – a collaboration with the Apprenticeship Employment Network, the peak body for group training employers. […]

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New Sporting Facilities For Frankston North Students

Frankston North students are a step closer to having the first-rate elite sporting facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the next stage of works were underway at Monterey Secondary College, with the slab to be poured for the school’s new competition-grade gymnasium, which is being built as […]

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