Learning and Development

Supporting the learning and development opportunities of all children and young people, through a range of programs and initiatives from kindergarten through to further education.


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TAFE Campus Reopenings

The Victorian Government is re-opening the closed Melbourne Polytechnic Greensborough campus and the former Swinburne University of Technology Lilydale Campus.

Tech Schools

Tech Schools will equip today’s secondary students with the skills that will connect them to their futures.

Internationalising Schools

A plan to support principals, teachers and students to think globally and help prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Early Start Kindergarten

Providing free kindergarten programs to three-year-old children from disadvantaged backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and those known to child protection.

Every Toddler Talking

Every Toddler Talking is a research trial investigating effective ways to give children aged birth to three a strong foundation in language and communication. It involves early childhood educators and speech pathologists working together to improve children’s language and communication skills.

Linking Learning Birth to 12 Years Project

The project aims to improve learning outcomes for Victorian children from birth to 12 years, by supporting parents, educators, practitioners and professionals across early childhood and primary school settings to develop a comprehensive, cohesive and seamless approach to children’s learning.

Music in Schools

Victorian children and young people should have the opportunity to engage with music, regardless of their school and background. In order to ensure that all schools have access to music education, this government has committed a total of $2 million over the next four years.

Performing Arts Unit

This initiative provides government schools and students with the opportunity to take part in a range of programs including dance, drama, music and visual arts and in state productions and performing ensembles.

Professional Learning Provider Panel

The panel provides a broad range of professional learning programs to develop the knowledge and skills of staff employed in schools, early childhood settings and regional and central offices.