The Tech Schools initiative is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to creating the Education State by ensuring every Victorian has access to an excellent education. This exciting initiative has invested $128 million to construct and establish 10 Tech Schools across the state with further ongoing funding to support operation.
Tech Schools are hosted on TAFE or university campuses to introduce students to the tertiary education environment and smooth their pathways into post-secondary education and training.
The 10 high-tech centres of learning use leading-edge technology, discovery and innovation to deliver the advanced education and training that Victorian school students need to flourish in the rapidly changing global economy.
Click on a Tech School map pin below to read that school's profile on the Victorian School Building Authority website.
The Yarra Ranges Tech School opened in April 2017 and the Monash Tech School will open in Term 3, 2017. Ballarat and Gippsland Tech Schools will open early 2018, with the remaining six opening and operational mid-2018. For more information, see:
Establishing Tech Schools
The vision: high-tech learning centres shared by partner schools
Tech Schools operate differently from technical schools and traditional secondary colleges. They are innovative, shared learning environments that are managed and operated by a partnership of local schools, local government, TAFE, university and industry partners. Tech School students are still enrolled in their local secondary school but attend classes at a Tech School campus that is shared with the many other schools in their region.
Each Tech School is unique because local stakeholders and the school communities shape its specialities and the learning programs it offers.
Each Tech School is managed collectively by the partnership. And the Tech Schools are hosted on TAFE or university campuses to introduce students to the tertiary education environment and smooth their pathway into post-secondary education and training.
For more information
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