Minister for Education media release 27 April 2016.
The students who need it most are getting extra support, teachers are getting more training, and students with special needs are finally getting the opportunities they deserve, as part the Victorian Budget 2016-17.
All students, no matter their background or circumstances, are entitled to have every chance to fulfil their potential. It’s the responsibility of every fair government to ensure support is provided where it’s needed most.
That’s why the Budget includes more assistance for students with special needs, additional support for vocational training, and more teacher training.
It also provides funding to roll out the Doctors in Secondary Schools program to ensure that students get the healthcare they need.
The education funding measures include:
Too many students with disabilities and learning difficulties, including dyslexia and autism, still face being left out or left behind.
Making Victoria the Education State means helping all kids achieve their best.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“We are making Victoria the Education State by upgrading classrooms, investing in our teachers and making sure every student has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.”
"All Victorian students should have access to a quality education, no matter their background or circumstances.”