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Victorian Budget 21/22

Investing in our teachers

Every day, Victoria’s teachers give our kids their all.

Teacher speaking with school children

As a Government, we understand the importance of their work – and the profound difference they can make in the lives of their students.

That’s why this Budget is investing $185 million to support our teaching workforce. This includes $148 million to establish the new Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership.

The Academy will have a presence in Melbourne’s central business district, as well as seven regional learning centres located in Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Mildura, Moe and Shepparton.

Building on the existing work of the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, the Academy will be dedicated to the professional learning and development of our teachers.

The Academy’s flagship Teaching Excellence Program will act as a centre of excellence, enabling teachers to advance their skills by drawing on the latest research.

The Academy will also focus on best practice, sharing ideas, knowledge, experience and resources with our teachers and our wider school communities.

Not only is this an investment in our teachers, it’s an investment in our kids – and their futures.

Reviewed 15 May 2021

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