Victoria injects $24m to boost vocational workforce

Victoria injects $24m to boost vocational workforce

27 September 2022 15:51

The Victorian government will spend $24m as part of a program to enable teachers to re-train as vocational specialists, and tradies to upskill to become teachers.

The Minister for Education Natalie Hutchins announced the measures to boost the state’s vocational and applied learning workforce in preparation for the new VCE which will replace the VCAL from next year.

A key part of the new-look VCE is the VCE Vocational Major which will prepare students for apprenticeships, traineeships, further education and training, non-ATAR university pathways or the workforce.

“The reforms will mean Year 11 and 12 students across Victoria have better access to high-quality vocational and applied learning opportunities – whether they’re interested in pursuing a career in engineering, mental health, early childhood, automotive, hospitality, hair and beauty or dozens of other in-demand sectors,” Ms Hutchins said.

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