Department of Education and Training (Victoria)

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The Department of Education and Training (DET) is a government department in Victoria, Australia.[1]

Key responsibilities[edit]

The Department is responsible for:

  • Providing policy advice to the three portfolio Ministers
  • Implementing early childhood development, school education, and skills and higher education policy
  • Designing, funding, regulating and delivering portfolio services
  • Improving the effectiveness of the state’s overall learning and development system.

The Department brings together a range of services for Victorian children, young people and adults. These services cover three overlapping life stages:

  • Early childhood development (birth-8 years) - These services reach over 400,000 children and families, and include maternal and child health services, early years learning and development, including early childhood education and care services, and early childhood intervention services.
  • School education (5-18) - These services reach over 850,000 students and include primary and secondary education, special education, health and wellbeing.
  • Higher education and skills (15-65+) - These services reach over 890,000 learners and include vocational education and training, higher education, apprenticeships and traineeships, and adult, community and further education.[2]

The Department supports and advises three Victorian Ministers:

and helps with the management and administration of their portfolios.[3]

See also[edit]