Developing skills for tomorrow

Education State is equipping Victorian students with skills and capabilities to meet future workforce demands.

The Victorian Government is investing in the future of our international education system. So Victorians can adapt and act on new opportunities.

Education State develops the skills students need to thrive in future industries. This includes:

  • jobs-focused skills training
  • further engagement with Asia

We are committed to maintaining Victoria’s reputation as a global education leader. For both our domestic and international students.

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In the future In the future

Victorian job opportunities will shift, with 75% of the fastest growing occupations requiring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics skills and knowledge.


Projects and reforms

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan includes 4 projects and reforms under this Education and training priority. These are detailed in the Education and training sector plan and full edition VIP, available for download together with:

  • Government response - outlines our position and addresses 137 recommendations made by Infrastructure Victoria in its 30-year Infrastructure Strategy
  • Technical report - indicates where projects and reforms meet the plan’s four objectives

Case study

Tech Schools preparing Australia’s future workforce

Yarra Ranges Tech School opened to students in April 2017. Located at Box Hill Institute’s Lilydale Lakeside Campus it is one of 10 Tech Schools opening in 2017 and 2018.

Tech Schools are not traditional training colleges. Nor do they take enrolments. Rather, partner schools nominate students to participate in innovative, industry-led learning. Programs are focused on science, technology, engineering and maths. And they’re all free.

Programs last from one or two days to a week, and give students a real-world problem to solve with creative strategies and using the latest technology. For students visiting Yarra Ranges Tech School, this means:

  • virtual reality
  • 3D printing
  • robotics

The $128 million Tech Schools initiative is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to creating the Education State. It will help ensure Victorian students flourish in the rapidly changing global economy. And acquire essential skills for the jobs of tomorrow.


The Victorian Infrastructure Plan identifies 4 other priorities within the Education and training sector. They are:

Catering for a growing population

Creating inclusive shared spaces

Maximising use of technology

Improving education infrastructure