Topic: Education

Free TAFE Set To Deliver Skills For Thousands Of Victorians

More than 80,000 Victorians have picked up the phone or submitted an expression of interest form to their local TAFE to find out how they can sign up to the Andrews Labor Government’s Free TAFE initiative. The enquiries have been made across each of the state’s 12 TAFEs and four dual-sector universities to seek more […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

Students Celebrate Their VCE And VCAL Results

The wait is officially over for the thousands of students who have completed the final chapter of their secondary schooling this year, with results released at 7:00am today. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated more than 64,000 students across the state who received their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

New Cutting-Edge Classrooms For Footscray Kids

Students in Melbourne’s west will now learn in brand new classrooms thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s innovative school building program. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Footscray Katie Hall today visited Footscray West Primary School to officially open the impressive new architect-designed modular building. The $1.9 million building contains new classrooms and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Building Better Schools – In Richmond And Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government isn’t wasting a minute building the Education State, with nine new public schools on track to open next year and work now underway on a further 11 new schools that will open in 2020. Minister for Education James Merlino today joined Member for Richmond Richard Wynne to inspect works at the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

A Strong Team To Keep Delivering For All Victorians

For the first time in the state’s history, half the Victorian Cabinet will be women. Premier Daniel Andrews has today unveiled the new Andrews Labor Government’s Cabinet, which will have 50 per cent women, and 50 per cent of the lead Ministers of Government departments will be women. This is a strong, progressive, and united […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Giving South Morang Students More Options For School

South Morang students will be able to complete their entire secondary education at the same school, with the Andrews Labor Government to expand The Lakes South Morang P-9 School. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the school would be expanded into a P-12 college. Students at the school currently transfer to one of the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Ministers

Helping Kids In Melbourne’s West Get To School

The Andrews Labor Government is extending the schools-myki project in Melbourne’s western suburbs, which offers free myki cards to students experiencing homelessness or family violence, to travel to and from school. Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced additional funding of $175,000 for the project, which will now run through to the end […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Giving Regional Students More Options In Their VCE

The Andrews Labor Government will ensure every VCE subject is available to rural and regional students as part of a major expansion of virtual learning and a new collaboration fund to support schools working together. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a $22.6 million investment to provide students in rural and regional areas a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Expanding Mental Health Support To Ballarat Students

Ballarat government secondary schools will soon have access to a mental health professional, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced a new Mental Health in Schools program, which will ensure students are receiving quality mental health care when they need it most. One in seven Victorians between the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Melba College Science Building And Stadium Takes Shape

Students in Melbourne’s outer east are a step closer to having the first-rate sports, science and arts facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Metropolitan Shaun Leane today visited Melba College in Croydon to turn the sod on Stage 2 of its rebuild, including […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education