Every child deserves every chance to get a great education.
It’s why, since 2014, the Victorian Government has invested $775 million to improve Victoria’s regional schools.
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 builds on this work, by committing $181 million to build, plan and upgrade 60 regional schools. This includes $46.3 million to plan and build 5 new schools and a further $135 million to plan and upgrade 55 existing primary and secondary schools in regional and rural Victoria.
Other statewide initiatives include:
$288 million to help students living with disability and learning difficulties get the support they need.
$109 million to deliver better careers education in local secondary schools.
$49.8 million for Head Start Apprenticeships and Traineeships to give secondary school students the opportunity to learn their trade at school and get a job sooner.
$43.8 million for intensive outreach to help young people stay in school or training.
$32.9 million to improve student outcomes in science and maths.