Improving education infrastructure

The quality of school facilities is linked to education outcomes for students and teachers.

Infrastructure helps deliver positive outcomes for both students and teachers. So the quality of our education and training facilities plays a significant role.

To ensure Victoria remains a global leader in education, we are investing in state-of-the-art facilities.

Just as importantly, we current facilities are being optimised and modernised. This will ensure Victoria’s education infrastructure meets our needs, today and tomorrow.

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Over 200 schools have been upgraded and modernised since 2015/16.


Projects and reforms

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan includes 6 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

Future-proofing schools

Future Proofing Schools is an Australian Research Council initiative. It is rethinking Victorian classrooms to create stimulating learning spaces of the future. The project brings together education departments and industry partners Australia-wide.

Recent research shows students experience a range of benefits through classroom transformations. These revitalised learning spaces better align new teaching methods and emerging technologies.

This study was completed by a combined team of:

  • designers
  • educators
  • landscape architects
  • sustainability specialists

The research findings highlighted best practice. And possibilities for future innovations in design. Implementing these ideas in Victorian schools is helping to future-proof our education and training facilities. To benefit the students 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

Developing skills for tomorrow