Education Week 2019

​​​Showcasing and celebrating excellence in education through open days, exhibitions and special events.

This year, Education Week will run from Sunday 19 to Saturday 25 May,  and the theme is ‘Careers’.

2019 is the 75th year of Education Week and it aims to positively profile and celebrate the strengths and achievements of Victoria’s government education sector.

Education Week 2019 is all about celebrating careers and pathways that will make your dream job come true.  It is an opportunity for schools, TAFEs and Tech Schools to showcase the work they are doing to support students in their career pathways. The week will raise awareness of career education and the new Transforming Career Education reforms.

Education Week is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate excellence in education through open days, exhibitions and special events. Elements of the 2019 campaign will include a calendar of free careers themed activities including career open days, sharing of ideas and stories, resources and availability of grants for further community activities.

Education Week grants

We're offering grant funding to assist not-for-profit organisations to offset some of the costs of hosting an Education Week activity. Information on how to apply will be available in the coming weeks.

School involvement

Schools are encouraged to run their own in-school careers events during Education Week, as well as careers open days for the local community and prospective families. A list of activity ideas for schoolswill be available on this page soon.​

Career education is one of the building blocks to make sure our students have the confidence and capability to manage their future careers, and life beyond school.

Running a careers activity during Education Week can help start discussions about career education in government schools and how it is being transformed to ensure students:

  • have the skills and capabilities to navigate multiple careers
  • meet the challenges of the changing world of work.

Revisit this page in the coming weeks for more information and resources for schools. A full list and calendar of free activities will be added as grants and activities become available.