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​The Victorian Government recognises the complementary roles played by it and councils in the planning, funding and delivery of a range of community services, including education.

This recognition was formalised in a partnership agreement between us and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

The agreement recognises the collaborative relationship between the department and councils in the planning, development and provision of education and early childhood services for young people and children.

Vocational education & training

As part of the 2012–13 state budget, the Victorian Government released the ministerial statement Refocusing vocational training in Victoria. This statement outlined a number of changes to the vocational education and training system particularly in relation to the fees and funding model.

As the owner of TAFE institutes, the state government has confirmed its preference that a strong, sustainable and efficient TAFE network continues to exist in Victoria following these changes.

The aim is to have a well-trained, job-ready workforce and to help people train in areas of jobs growth.

Youth: On Track

On Track 2014 survey results specific to local government areas are now available.

On Track is a Victorian Government initiative that surveys school leavers within six months of leaving school to see if they are on a path to further education, training or employment. It also enables young people to seek further advice and assistance via a referral service if required.

The 2014 LGA specific report includes information on:

  • Post-school destinations of school leavers surveyed within your LGA
  • Post school destinations of school leavers surveyed at each school within your LGA
  • Reasons why school leavers chose not to continue their education or training
  • Occupations of school leavers who were employed.

Additional reports can be found online.