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Department of Education and Training

The Department of Education and Training offers learning and development support and services for all Victorians.

Phone03 9637 2000
Website https://www.education.vic.gov.au
Organisation Chart https://www.vic.gov.au/structure-organisational-chart-department-education-and-training
Address
Postal Address
GPO Box 4367



East Melbourne
Victoria
3002
Hours of Access8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Twitter Page https://twitter.com/DETVic
YouTube Page https://www.youtube.com/user/VicDEECD
Organisational Units
Category Title Main Phone Description
Other BodiesAdult, Community and Further Education BoardThe Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board is a statutory authority under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. Its role is to plan and promote adult learning, allocate resources, develop policies, and advise the Minister for Training and Skills on matters related to adult education in Victoria.
Other BodiesAMES Australia13 26 37AMES is a statutory authority under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. It specialises in providing settlement, training and employment assistance to refugees and newly arrived migrants. AMES is accountable to the Minister for Training and Skills.
Other BodiesCentre for Adult Education03 9652 0611The Centre for Adult Education (CAE) is a statutory authority under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. It specialises in assisting adults to complete their secondary education and begin or change their employment pathways. The CAE is accountable to the Minister for Training and Skills.
Other BodiesChildren's Services Coordination Board03 9637 3366The Children's Services Coordination Board brings together key decision makers across departments to lead coordination of activities impacting on children and young people. It is established under the Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005.
Other BodiesDisciplinary Appeals Boards03 7022 0040The Disciplinary Appeals Boards hear and determine appeals in relation to decisions made by the Secretary about officers or employees in the teaching service.
Central OfficesEarly Childhood Education03 9637 2000
Central OfficesFinancial Policy and Information Services03 9637 2000
Central OfficesHigher Education and Skills03 9637 2000The Higher Education and Skills Group facilitates participation and achievement in senior secondary and tertiary education and training by supporting partnerships between providers, employers and the community and advising on public funding and regulation. It manages the Government-funded training market, public provider governance and accountability, and the apprenticeship system.
Other BodiesIndependent Office for School Dispute Resolution1300 017 593The Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution works alongside parents​​, students and Victorian government schools to resolve issues through an independent, simple and fair process.
Other BodiesMerit Protection Boards03 7022 0040The Merit Protection Boards provide an independent mechanism to hear appeals and grievances for employees of the department and associated education statutory authorities.
Central OfficesPeople and Executive Services03 9637 2000The People and Executive Services group leads the Department's OHS, legal, human resources, communications and media, integrity, assurance, ministerial and executive services functions, and provides central oversight of operational policy for schools. The group provides direct services to the Department's central office, regional offices and to government schools.
Central OfficesPolicy, Strategy and Performance03 9637 2000
Central OfficesSchool Education Programs and Support03 9637 2000
Central OfficesSchools and Regional Services03 9637 2000
GroupsSenior Secondary Pathways Reform Taskforce03 9637 2000
Other BodiesVictorian Children's Council03 9637 2000The Victorian Children's Council is an important source of advice to government on all matters relating to children aged 0-18 years in Victoria.
Other BodiesVictorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority03 9032 1629The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) is an independent statutory body directly responsible to the Victorian Minister for Education, serving both government and non-government schools.
Other BodiesVictorian Institute of Teaching1300 888 067The Victorian Institute of Teaching is a statutory authority for the regulation of the teaching profession in Victoria.
Other BodiesVictorian Registration and Qualifications Authority03 9637 2806The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) is responsible for the regulation of education and training providers and qualifications in Victoria from home schooling to higher education. The VRQA is accountable to the Minister for Education in relation to the regulation of schools and to the Minister for Training and Skills in relation to the regulation of tertiary providers.
Other BodiesVictorian School Building Authority1800 896 950The Victorian School Building Authority is a division of the Department of Education and Training, established in 2016, to oversee the design and construction of new schools and early childhood centres, as well as the modernisation and upgrade of existing ones.
Other BodiesVictorian Skills AuthorityThe Victorian Skills Authority (VSA) was established by the Victorian Government in July 2021 in direct response to the recommendations of the Skills for Victoria's Growing Economy Review.
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Office Locations
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Ministers
Category Title Name Main Phone
MinistersMinister for Early Childhood and Pre-PrepMs Ingrid Stitt MLC03 9136 2444
MinistersMinister for EducationThe Hon Natalie Hutchins MP03 7022 5600
MinistersMinister for Higher EducationThe Hon Gayle Tierney MLC03 9637 3196
MinistersMinister for Training and SkillsThe Hon Gayle Tierney MLC03 9637 3196
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Staff Members
Category Title Name Main Phone
Key StaffSecretaryJenny Atta PSM03 9637 2000
Key StaffFreedom of Information Manager03 7022 0856
Parliamentary SecretariesParliamentary Secretary for SchoolsMr Tim Richardson MP03 9772 4544
Parliamentary SecretariesParliamentary Secretary for Training and SkillsMr Cesar Melhem MLC03 9689 6536
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Ministers
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Services
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