Topic: Education

New Biosciences Facility Boosts Research Opportunities In Parkville

The University of Melbourne’s new purpose-built biosciences facility further establishes Melbourne’s status as the nation’s leader of bioscience research and biotechnology. Minister for Higher Education Gayle Tierney today visited the university’s Parkville campus to tour the brand new Western Edge Biosciences facility. Bioscience remains one of Victoria’s key strengths within the research and tertiary education […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Higher Education

Grants Open For Education Week Activities

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging not-for-profits across Victoria to apply for grants to fund activities as part of this year’s Education Week celebrations. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened the Education Week grants in the lead up to this year’s 75th annual Education Week, which will have ‘Celebrating Careers’ as its theme. Organisations […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Mansfield Students Set To Excel With New Stem Building

Mansfield students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects are now benefitting from new facilities funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Mansfield Secondary College for a tour of the school and to open the recently completed $3.4 million STEM Centre. Designed by Taylor Oppenheim Architects and built by […]

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New Science Wing Opens For Sunbury Students

Staff and students at Sunbury College now have the state-of-the-art science facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino joined Member for Sunbury Josh Bull at Sunbury College today to open their new $3.5 million science wing. The redevelopment – designed by PMDL Architecture and built by 2Construct – […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

February Free TAFE Enrolments Skyrocket

Thousands of Victorians are on the way to getting the skills they need for the most in-demand jobs, with 13,500 students now enrolled in training under the Andrews Labor Government’s Free TAFE initiative. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney announced that February saw a 60 per cent increase in Free TAFE course enrolments compared […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

Striking A Chord In Victorian Classrooms

Students from across Victoria will have better access to quality music education thanks to a new music teacher mentoring program supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino said more than 125 teachers in 80 schools will be mentored in music teaching this year through the DUET Music Learning and Mentoring program, […]

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Premiers’ Reading Challenge Inspiring Kids To Read More

Victorian children and young people are preparing to take on the challenge to read more books – as the Premiers’ Reading Challenge gets underway. Minister for Education James Merlino today launched the Premiers’ Reading Challenge 2019, with thousands of avid readers expected to take part at schools, in early childhood centres and in homes across […]

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Victorian Liberals Back Morrison’s Dud School Deal

The Victorian Liberals have chosen to back their mates in Canberra rather than fight for fair school funding for public school kids. Shadow Education Minister Cindy McLeish told ABC radio this morning that the Andrews Labor Government should roll over to Scott Morrison’s demands, which would see Victorian public school students get less funding for […]

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Boosting Kindergarten Services In Ballarat

Work is now underway to upgrade the Girrabanya Children’s Centre due to investment by the Andrews Labor Government. This expansion will see Ballarat families have access to more kindergarten and childcare places. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the centre to tour the construction site of the $1.25 million upgrade, which will help meet […]

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Delivering A Better Library For Dingley Village

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to deliver an improved library for Dingley Village to better serve the community’s needs. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek visited the Dingley Village Library site today to announce the start of works, which are being supported by a $750,000 grant from the Labor Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government