|Other Bodies||Adult Migrant English Service||13 26 37||Adult Migrant English Service (AMES) is a statutory authority under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. It specialises in providing settlement, training and employment assistance to refugees and newly arrived migrants.|
|Other Bodies||Centre for Adult Education||03 9652 0611||The Centre for Adult Education (CAE) is a statutory authority under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. It specialises in assisting adults to complete their secondary education and begin or change their employment pathways.|
|Other Bodies||Children's Services Coordination Board||The Children's Services Coordination Board brings together key decision makers in government departments to ensure the coordination of activities affecting children.|
|Other Bodies||Disciplinary Appeals Boards||03 9651 0290||The Disciplinary Appeals Boards hear and determine appeals in relation to decisions made by the Secretary about officers or employees in the teaching service.|
|Central Offices||Early Childhood and School Education Group||03 9637 2000||The Early Childhood and School Education Group (ECSEG) focuses on the learning, development and wellbeing of children and young people from birth to 18 years. Its role is to design an early learning and development system which delivers improved outcomes for all children, young people and their families, without exception.|
The Group shapes a seamless and streamlined service system which is accountable, coherent and responsive to the needs of children, young people, families and the community. We focus on delivering high quality education and support in government and non-government schools, maternal and child health, kindergarten and playgroup programs, Early Childhood Intervention Services, Aboriginal services, integrated children’s services, school nursing, as well as the licensing and monitoring of over 4,000 children's services.
|Central Offices||Higher Education and Skills Group||03 9637 2000||The Higher Education and Skills Group facilitates participation and achievement in senior secondary and tertiary education and training by supporting partnerships between providers, employers and the community and advising on public funding and regulation. It manages the Government-funded training market, public provider governance and accountability, and the apprenticeship system.|
|Other Bodies||Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution||1300 017 593||The Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution works alongside parents, students and Victorian government schools to resolve issues through an independent, simple and fair process.|
|Central Offices||Infrastructure and Finance Services Group||03 9637 2000||The Infrastructure and Finance Services Group develops and implements finance and infrastructure policies, procedures and strategy. The Group provides direct services to the Department's central office, regional offices and government schools.|
|Other Bodies||Merit Protection Boards||03 9032 1701||The Merit Protection Boards (MPB) provide an independent mechanism to hear appeals and grievances for employees of the Department and associated education statutory authorities.|
|Central Offices||People and Executive Services Group||03 9637 2000||The People and Executive Services Group focuses on people services, stakeholder engagement, legal and ministerial support, probity, audit and risk. The Group provides direct services to the Department's central office, regional offices and to government schools.|
|Central Offices||Policy Reform Group||03 9637 2000|
|Central Offices||Regional Services Group||03 9637 2000||The Regional Services Group provides an interface between regions and the Department's central office. The Group supports regional partnerships, regional early childhood services, schools and other education providers to deliver high quality services and outcomes.|
|Central Offices||Strategy and Performance Group||03 9637 2000||The Strategy and Performance Group develops and provides advice on cross-portfolio strategy on emerging issues and government priorities. The Group also manages intergovernmental and external relations, and captures business analytics to monitor the Department's performance and inform decision making.|
|Other Bodies||Victorian Children's Council||03 9637 2000||The Victorian Children's Council is an important source of advice to government on all matters relating to children aged 0-18 years in Victoria.|
|Other Bodies||Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority||03 9032 1700||The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) is an independent statutory body directly responsible to the Victorian Minister for Education, serving both government and non-government schools.|
The mission of the VCAA is to provide high quality curriculum, assessment and reporting that promotes individual lifelong learning.
The VCAA provides curriculum and assessment programs for all students in Victoria.
|Other Bodies||Victorian Institute of Teaching||03 8601 5800||The Victorian Institute of Teaching is an independent statutory authority for the regulation and promotion of the teaching profession in Victoria.|
|Other Bodies||Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority||03 9637 2806||The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) is responsible for the regulation of education and training providers and qualifications in Victoria for schools, home schooling, Vocational Education and Training and Overseas Secondary Student Exchange Organisations . The VRQA is also responsible for the regulation of apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria.|
|Other Bodies||Victorian School Building Authority||1800 896 950||The Victorian Government is delivering hundreds of upgrades, brand new schools and early childhood centres across the State through the Victorian School Building Authority.|