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Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) brings together a range of services for Victorian children, young people and adults. We are committed to ensuring a high quality and coherent birth through adulthood learning and development system to build the capacity of every Victorian.

Phone03 9637 2000
Alternate Phone1800 809 834
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Postal Address
GPO Box 4367

East Melbourne
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Organisational Units
Category Title Main Phone Description
Other BodiesAdult Migrant English Service13 26 37Adult 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 BodiesCentre for Adult Education03 9652 0611CAE provides learning to the Victorian community through a wide range of programs and services.
Other BodiesChildren's Services Coordination BoardThe Children's Services Coordination Board brings together key decision makers in government departments to ensure the coordination of activities affecting children.
Other BodiesDisciplinary Appeals Boards03 9651 0290The Disciplinary Appeals Boards hear and determine appeals in relation to decisions made by the Secretary about officers or employees in the teaching service.
Central OfficesEarly Childhood and School Education Group03 9637 2000The Early Childhood and Schools Education Group focuses on the learning, development and wellbeing of children (0-18 years). It develops and coordinates the Department's early childhood and schools policy and programs to deliver 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 OfficesHigher Education and Skills Group03 9651 9999The 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.
Central OfficesInfrastructure and Finance Services Group03 9637 2000The 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 BodiesMerit Protection Boards03 9032 1701The Merit Protection Boards is an independent statutory body established to hear grievances;appeals and reviews from employees of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Victoria).
Central OfficesPeople and Executive Services Group03 9637 2000The 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 OfficesRegional Services Group03 9637 2000The 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 OfficesSchool Education Group03 9637 2000The School Education Group develops and implements policy and frameworks to deliver high-quality education in government and non-government schools. The Group supports the development of a high-quality workforce in government schools;facilitates parent and community engagement and focuses on supporting the learning, engagement and inclusion of all students.
Central OfficesStrategy and Review Group03 9637 2000The Strategy and Review 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 BodiesVictorian Children's CouncilThe 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 BodiesVictorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority03 9032 1627The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) is responsible for providing high-quality curriculum and assessment programs. It develops curriculum, assesses student learning and monitors student achievement, and conducts research leading to innovative educational programs.
Other BodiesVictorian Institute of Teaching03 8601 5800The Victorian Institute of Teaching is an independent statutory authority for the regulation and promotion of the teaching profession in Victoria.
Other BodiesVictorian Registration and Qualifications Authority03 9637 2806The 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.
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Office Locations
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Category Title Name Main Phone
MinistersMinister for Children and Early Childhood DevelopmentThe Hon. Wendy Lovell, MLC03 9096 0301
MinistersMinister for EducationThe Hon. Martin Dixon, MP03 9637 3196
MinistersMinister for Higher Education and SkillsMr Nick Wakeling, MP03 9637 3300
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Staff Members
Category Title Name Main Phone
Key StaffSecretaryRichard Bolt03 9637 2000
Key StaffFreedom of Information - Principal OfficerRichard Bolt03 9637 2000
Key StaffFreedom of Information - Authorised Officer03 9637 2670
Parliamentary SecretariesParliamentary Secretary for EducationMr Clem Newton-Brown, MP03 9772 1366
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Category Title Main Phone Description
ServicesEducation Maintenance Allowance1800 809 834The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) helps to cover the costs related to your child's schooling. The EMA provides families on a low income with financial assistance to support their child's education up to the age of 16.
ServicesEduMail Enquiries1800 641 943If you are experiencing difficulties logging onto EduMail, accessing the Schools Bulletin or Corporate Bulletin, or being included in appropriate email distribution lists, you should log a call with the Department's Service Gateway - you will need your employee number and EduMail password to access this website.
ServicesFind an Early Childhood Service or SchoolSearch for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services, kindergartens and government schools across Victoria.
ServicesHistorical School Records03 9637 3306Archives and Records Management provides information on accessing historical school records.
ServicesHuman Resources (HRweb)HRweb provides comprehensive human resources information and support services for teachers, early childhood workers and other Department staff.
ServicesInformation and Referral Service1800 809 834This service provides general information on 'education and development' in Victoria - early childhood, school and higher education. It also provides 24 hour recorded information: Term dates for Victoria to 2015, contact details for DEECD Regional Office, special education events and dates and term dates for other States and Territories.
ServicesParent Complaints - Child Care or Children's Services1300 307 415If you are concerned about a licensed children's service, you should raise your concerns with the proprietor in the first instance. The proprietor may be the licensee of the service, any person who controls or manages the service or a staff member at the service.
ServicesParent Complaints - SchoolsThis information is to assist parents who want to raise a concern or make a complaint that is related to their child’s education or school.
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