In good news the 2017-2018 Victorian Budget announced a $172 million commitment to make a suite of VE qualifications free from 2019. These programs are in areas of industry demand, including mental health, disability and education. The Cert IV in Ed Support is on the list.

In other news, investment in ECE, primary and secondary schooling:

  • $58.4 million to support additional students with disabilities to attend school
  • $21.2 million to help kids travel to school, including 200 students with a disability and kids in Melbourne’s outer suburbs
  • $19.5 million for newly arrived students in government schools to support intensive English language learning
  • $9.2 million to teach more Victorian school children how to swim
  • $5.7 million to fund late enrolments for students of all ages, because no child should miss out on school
  • $5 million to ensure children with a disability in kindergarten get the same opportunities as other students
  • $1.6 million to extend the student mentoring program – giving a guiding hand to kids from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • $269.6 million to construct, plan and buy land for new schools, including many in growth areas

  • $239.6 million to upgrade schools across the State

  • $85 million for the asbestos removal program in schools

  • $84.3 million for IT upgrades across our schools, providing the technology essential to teaching and learning

  • $75 million for new relocatable classrooms to alleviate immediate pressure in overcrowded schools

  • $50.7 million to help teachers and principals in 346 struggling schools, with the assistance of expert teachers

  • $10 million to plan and build new Early Childhood Development facilities at new primary schools

  • $87.1 million investment in a nation-leading policy that will help kinder kids who need more support.

Victorian Budget 2017 2018

 

 

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