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The 2022–23 Victorian State Budget Paper 3 sets out the department’s output groups and their budgeted costs. For the 2022–23 financial year, the department’s output budget totals $16.5 billion. In addition to this, the 2022–23 State Budget announced $1.65 billion in asset initiatives over the next 4 years. This is shown in the tables below, including the current and future funding for the department’s new output initiatives until 2025–26.

The department’s output funding

2022-23

($m)

Strategy, Review and Regulation

110.9

Early Childhood Education

984.9

School Education – Primary

5,942.9

School Education – Secondary

5,026.9

Training, Higher Education and Workforce Development

2,482.7

Support Services Delivery

440.4

Support for Students with Disabilities

1,522.3

Total

16,510.9

The department’s 2022–23 output initiatives

2022–23

($m)

2023–24

($m)

2024–25

($m)

2025–26

($m)

Early Childhood Education

Building inclusive kindergartens

2.9

5.8

3.2

-

Continuing early intervention for vulnerable children

4.5

5.3

5.2

3.6

Continuing the early childhood language program

2.7

2.8

-

-

Delivering 15 hours of four-year-old kindergarten

8.4

15.2

16.7

10.6

Expanding the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy

0.3

0.6

0.6

0.6

Improving outcomes for children with disability

4.0

4.2

4.3

4.4

Improving outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) children

1.0

2.0

1.0

-

Kinder Kits for three‑year‑old kinder

7.1

7.6

-

-

Maintaining universal access to four‑year‑old kindergarten

10.6

21.6

21.8

22.0

Strengthening Victoria’s interface with the National Disability Insurance Scheme

2.3

2.9

-

-

School Education

Active Schools

11.2

9.6

-

-

Building equity and excellence for rural and regional students

5.2

5.7

8.7

9.1

Connected Learners – cyber safe and secure learners

3.7

-

-

-

Continuation of the Student Excellence Program

10.5

15.1

7.5

3.9

Digital education – Critical IT supporting every student

25.2

25.7

26.2

26.7

Engaging students in learning – The Geelong Project, Northern Centre for Excellence in School Engagement and Project REAL

0.6

2.3

1.5

-

English as an Additional Language

11.6

11.9

-

-

Enhanced Navigator Program

6.7

11.1

11.4

7.7

Essential maintenance and compliance

19.0

32.8

32.8

32.8

Excellence in vocational and applied learning

18.5

33.1

23.3

13.0

Extension of the Primary Mathematics and Science Specialists initiative

4.6

8.3

4.3

-

Head Start apprenticeships and traineeships for all Victorian government school students

10.9

18.7

19.4

20.3

Improved vocational and applied learning pathways

15.8

12.4

4.5

1.3

Improving teaching quality

69.5

194.6

254.5

259.6

Lifting student literacy and numeracy outcomes

27.1

36.6

33.0

34.4

New schools construction

-

15.1

19.4

19.8

Next Generation Victorian Curriculum F-10

1.4

0.8

0.5

-

Out‑of‑field teaching

1.8

3.2

3.6

1.5

Relocatable Buildings Program

8.1

2.9

3.0

3.0

Respectful and safe school communities

4.8

4.2

1.9

1.5

School enrolment‑based funding

30.1

31.3

32.6

33.9

School upgrades: growth for 2025

-

-

0.9

1.8

Software for connected learners

3.6

8.5

9.7

9.7

Student health and wellbeing – school nursing and student support services

9.0

0.8

0.8

0.8

Sustaining student mental health services for schools

9.0

12.5

9.9

10.0

Targeted initiatives to attract more teachers

21.9

14.8

15.1

7.1

Targeted investment to improve educational outcomes in youth justice

5.6

9.3

9.4

6.0

Universal access to high‑quality VET for government school students

9.8

24.2

27.3

24.8

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) delivery on the Northern Hemisphere timetable

1.4

1.5

-

-

Support for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities transport program

30.7

-

-

-

Training, Higher Education and Workforce Development

A coordinated and efficient TAFE system

39.5

25.9

2.1

-

Adding Auslan courses to the Free TAFE course list

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

Apprenticeship Support Officers

5.9

6.1

-

-

Skills Solutions Partnerships

0.2

0.2

-

-

TAFE inclusion

0.4

0.4

-

-

Total output initiatives

468.0

648.4

617.2

571.2

The department’s asset initiatives

2022–23

($m)

2023–24

($m)

2024–25

($m)

2025–26

($m)

TEI

($m)

Early Childhood Education

Delivering 15 hours of four-year-old kindergarten

4.3

-

-

-

4.3

School Education

Essential maintenance and compliance

2.4

84.9

31.2

1.5

120.0

Land acquisition for new schools

99.7

118.0

19.0

-

236.7

Minor Capital Works Fund

12.5

27.2

2.1

-

41.8

New schools construction

247.9

249.8

28.0

1.4

527.2

Relocatable Buildings Program

92.2

-

-

-

92.2

School upgrades

8.0

99.5

119.6

6.6

234.0

School upgrades: growth for 2025

2.0

17.4

34.6

2.1

56.4

Support for Students with Disabilities

Accessible Buildings Program

5.0

5.0

-

-

10.0

Special school upgrades

7.7

125.6

181.7

10.4

326.0

Total asset initiatives

481.7

727.5

416.2

22.1

1,648.5

Reviewed 30 August 2022

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