Education and Training

Mar 22

Without a plan, closing schools will have potentially disastrous social consequences.


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Dec 22

BY TALISHA OHANESSIAN When most of us think public education we think free education. This idea, after all, is a cornerstone of a


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May 23

All kids in Victoria should be able to get to school, wherever they live and whatever their families’ circumstances.


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Apr 29

We need a blueprint to help turn things around for thousands of young people trying to get a good job.


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Apr 5

School ‘extras’ like camps, excursions, school swimming and other sports are a huge part of the school experience.


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Nov 23

Giving every Victorian child a high-quality education relies on designing inclusive, engaging and affordable schools. Inclusive schools embrace diversity and


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Nov 1

VicSRC is the peak body representing school-aged students in Victoria. We exist to empower all student voices to be valued


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Oct 22

Single mother families do it tough when it comes to school costs, writes Jenny Davidson, CEO of Council of Single


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Sep 10

How can we improve outcomes for kids – especially vulnerable children and young people – and their families?


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Feb 16

School has gone back for another year, but many students with disability are being left behind, without the support they


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Feb 8

Victoria is facing a growing dearth of disability and aged care workers. Waiving fees for entry level VET courses would help plug


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May 3

There is more support for students facing disadvantage across early years and school years in the 2017 Victorian Budget, as


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The 2017 Victorian Budget includes welcome initiatives to stimulate employment growth in new industries and in localities facing disadvantage. It


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Jan 13

Education in a state school isn't really free, with parents increasingly asked to pay extra fees and charges. Do you


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Nov 30

This video, prepared for VCOSS’s 70th birthday celebration at the Melbourne Town Hall in November 2016, charts the organisation’s progress


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Sep 20

10,000 Victorian students are disengaging from education every year. But if we’re willing to listen and be flexible, we can


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Aug 22

The reasons kids become disengaged from school are often complex, and having the right supports in place is crucial to


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Jun 6

A decade of policy failure must end. It’s time Australia’s political leaders provided certainty to our youngest learners, argues Early Learning Association Australia’s Shane


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Apr 29

Work is fundamental to the Victorian economy and a key contributor to people’s sense of identity and wellbeing. Helping people


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Apr 28

Summary The 2016-17 Victorian Budget has prioritised investment in education, with substantial infrastructure funding provided to build and upgrade schools,


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Apr 19

The Government Schools Funding Review, led by Steve Bracks, makes wide-ranging recommendations around using school funding to raise educational outcomes


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Mar 7

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. It puts forward a proposal to


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Jan 28

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. The state budget submission proposes the


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Dec 17

Vocational education and training (VET) provides people with the skills needed to gain and sustain meaningful employment. It also plays


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Oct 28

Following the publication this week of their landmark study Educational Opportunity in Australia 2015, Mitchell Institute Director Dr Sara Glover


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Sep 28

Access to and success in education is critical in eliminating disadvantage and giving every child the opportunity to reach their


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Sep 24

A quality education is key to developing an inclusive society and economy. Too many children and young people have missed


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Sep 15

VET is important in supporting the Victorian economy and community, and provides an important pathway to employment for many people


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Aug 6

Providing a quality education to all learners is widely acknowledged as being a key way of developing a strong and


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Jun 16

Victoria’s vocational education and training system has undergone significant changes over recent years which are having drastic effects on how


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