Ensuring a high-quality birth-to-adult education system, the Department has key strategies that support reform and innovation in early childhood, school and further education.
Implementing the Government's vision to make Victoria the Education State is the Department's key priority direction.
The Government has outlined its vision for training in the Education State, with the publication of the VET Funding Review and the Government's Response,
Skills and Jobs in the Education State.
The Government has set a new agenda for inclusive education for all students with disabilities and additional needs in the Education State, in response to the recommendations of the Program for Students with Disabilities Review.
The Government has committed to establishing Victoria as the Education State. A critical component of this is strengthening regional services and support.
The Government has appointed former Premier, the Hon Steve Bracks AC, to examine future funding arrangements for schooling in Victoria for the period beyond 2017.
To support the TAFE sector, the Government established the $320 million TAFE Rescue Fund.