​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​PROJECT UPDATE

Construction is complete. The Tech School officially opened in Term 1, 2018 and provides secondary school students access to programs using the latest technology to solve real-world problems faced by industry.

Visit Ballarat Tech School  for more information.

 ​

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Secondary school students from the Ballarat area have access to cutting-edge learning at the Ballarat Tech School, hosted by Federation University Australia.

The Tech School is a high-tech learning environment. Its innovative education programs link with local industry to deliver real world learning. Students from 15 partner schools in Ballarat will access the Tech School throughout the year for specialised programs.

Ballarat Tech School emphasises the vital science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills needed for the 21st century. It enhances the programs schools provide, and helps prepare students for the jobs of the future.​


IMAGES

VIDEO


ARCHITECT

Patrick Architects​.


BUILDER

Nicholson Construction.


SITE AND HOST

Federation University Australia hosts the Ballarat Tech School at its SMB Campus. The Tech School is housed in an existing building (Building K) following an innovative redevelopment.

The Director of the Ballarat Tech School is Sofia Fiusco.​


INDUSTRY AND EDUCATION FOCUS

The Ballarat Tech School has an education focus aligned to industries predicted to experience strong economic and employment growth:

  • Health science
  • New energy technologies
  • Food and fibre
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Information technology

​ENROLMENT

Secondary students from 15 partner schools have access to high-tech learning at the Ballarat Tech School.​



PARTNERS

​School partners

​​Other partners

  • ​Ballarat Christian College
  • Ballarat Clarendon College
  • Ballarat Grammar
  • Ballarat High School
  • Ballarat Secondary College
  • Ballarat Specialist School 
  • Damascus College
  • Daylesford Secondary College
  • Federation College
  • Lake Bolac College
  • Loreto College
  • Mount Clear College
  • Phoenix P-12 Community College
  • St Patrick’s College Ballarat
  • Yuille Park P-8 Community College
  • Albins Performance Transmissions
  • AGF Seeds

  • Australian Industry Group 

  • Ballarat and Regional Trades and Labour Council

  • Catholic Education Office, Ballarat

  • C.E. Bartlett

  • City of Ballarat 

  • Committee for Ballarat

  • Dark Shadow Studios

  • Highlands LLEN  

  • IBM Australia

  • Independent Schools Victoria 

  • Lateral Plains Pty Ltd

  • Museums Victoria

  • Regional Development Victoria   

  • Royal Society of Victoria

  • Saltbush Kitchen

  • Southern Farming Systems

  • ​Staley Automation


More information

For more information about the Tech Schools initiative, visit techschools.education.vic.gov.au or email tech.schools@edumail.vic.gov.au​

PROJECT TIMELINE
​​
  • SITE SELECTED

  • INDUSTRY FOCUS ​SELECTED

  • LOCAL GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED

  • ​​EDUCATION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT COMMENCED

  • ARCHITECT APPOINTED​

  • TECH SCHOOL DIRECTOR
    APPOIN​TED​

  • ARCHITECT DESIGNS APPROVED​

  • CONSTRUCTION COMMENCED​

  • CONSTRUCTION COMP​LETE
  • OPENED EARLY 2018
    ​​​

For interpretation services, please ring the Victorian School Building Authority language line on 03 9280 0712

Contact us

33 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne
VIC 3002

Email: vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au
Phone: 1800 896 950