Stories from the Education State

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We’re making Victoria the Education State by building an education system that produces excellence and reduces the impact of disadvantage. Discover the latest stories or learn more about the Education State

Student mentoring takes education to the next level

Charlotte, a student at Maffra Secondary College, says she is ‘most definitely’ going to pursue a career in science, thanks to the In2Science mentor program.

Victorian Training Award fast tracks car-lover Sevag’s career

It’s nine years since Sevag started his apprenticeship with Mercedes Benz, and he couldn’t be happier with how his career has progressed.

New Tech School for Wyndham

Set to give students the skills they need for the 21st century, Students from 18 partner secondary schools in Wyndham will benefit from a high-tech learning environment in vital science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Kinglake Primary leads the way on engaging in science

The school’s students recently became published academic authors

Yarra Me School opens and gets kids back on track

The new Yarra Me School is open to support at-risk students to get back into mainstream education.

Awards celebrate international student achievement and teaching excellence

​The Victorian Global Learning Awards ceremony celebrated international students' contributions through volunteering, and helping local students develop global citizenship.

TAFE course empowers disability champion John

For disability and human rights advocate John Gee, a career in disability support was made possible with TAFE.

Educating and supporting refugee students and families

The Refugee Education Support Program (RESP) helps schools and teachers better meet the needs of refugee students and their families.

Bring arts into school with a Creative Learning Partnership

Creative Victoria’s Creative Learning Partnerships (CLP) 2019 program will open for applications on Monday, 2 July 2018.

Introducing young kids to the magic of reading

When introducing young children to the joy of reading, author and father Adrian Beck spreads the magic of books both at home and at work.

Funding the early years a good investment

A new report confirms that investing in high quality early childhood education is an investment in our children’s future health and prosperity.

​Nominations open for education awards

Nominations are now open for a number of upcoming education awards.

Leading literacy for Bass Valley’s little ones

Bass Valley Primary School’s principal and teachers running Bass Valley Primary School’s own early years literacy program are achieving real results.

TAFE took Sarah to the right career

Sarah Barnes has a fulfilling career helping injured patients get back on their feet, and she got there thanks to TAFE.

Celebrating the best in applied learning

The recent Victorian Certificate for Applied Learning (VCAL) Achievement Awards recognised the hard work of students, teachers and community organisations.

VTA finalist Linda thrives in the horticulture industry

A career change from the office to the garden opened up plenty of professional opportunities for TAFE graduate Linda Day.

TAFE takes Robyn back to work

TAFE helped Robyn, a mum of four, re-enter the workforce to pursue a career in mental health.

TAFE took Sarah to her dream hospital job

For Allied Health Assistant Sarah Borland, working in a hospital has been a lifelong dream - and it became a reality through TAFE.

Oly’s confident career change through TAFE

Mental health worker Oly says TAFE changed his life for the better.

Song, dance and colour in schools for Education Week

Schools, early childhood learning centres and arts organisations across Victoria are wrapping up an action-packed Education Week

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