Maximising use of technology

A new generation of students are learning and creating in new ways.

Education facilities and curricula must keep pace with technology and the opportunities it offers students.

The Victorian Government is investing in cutting-edge technology in education centres throughout the state. This will support the next generation:

  • innovators
  • creators
  • digital professionals

The Victorian Government is doubling internet bandwidth in 347 rural and regional government schools. So all students can access a first-rate digital education, wherever they live.

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Australia’s ICT workforce is expected to reach 722,000 workers by 2022.

 

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

Innovation in STEM learning

Six specialist centres are engaging Victorian students and teachers in a contemporary science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum.

The centres partner with industry and universities. They have already inspired over 77,000 school students and their teachers. Program specialities include:

  • BioLab
  • Earth Ed
  • Ecolinc
  • Gene Technology
  • Quantum Victoria
  • Space Science

Specialist STEM is available to all Victorian students and their teachers. Specialist STEM may be accessed:

  • by visiting a centre
  • through STEM outreach
  • with a virtual program

Specialist centres are open to students from P–12. Rural, regional and disadvantaged schools take priority.

 

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

Developing skills for tomorrow

Improving education infrastructure