​​​​​​​​​PROJECT UPDATE

The Tech School facility is under construction.

While this is happening, the Tech School host, committee and director are working with partner schools and local industry to finalise initial learning programs and determine administrative and equipment arrangements to ensure the Tech School will be fully functional when it opens early 2018.

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

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

The Tech School will be a high-tech learning environment. Its innovative education programs will 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 will emphasise the vital science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills needed for the 21st century. It will enhance the programs schools provide, and help prepare students for the jobs of the future.


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ARCHITECT

The architect is Patrick Architects​.

BUILDER

The builder is Nicholson Construction.


SITE AND HOST

Federation University Australia is hosting the Ballarat Tech School at its SMB Campus. Anticipated to open early 2018, it will be housed in an existing building following an innovative redevelopment. 

The Director of the Ballarat Tech School is Sofia Fiusco. 

INDUSTRY AND EDUCATION FOCUS

The Ballarat Tech School will have an education focus aligned to industries that are 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 sch​ools will 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 ​
  • Australian Industry Group 

  • Ballarat and Regional Trades and Labour Council

  • Catholic Education Office, Ballarat

  • City of Ballarat 

  • Committee For Ballarat

  • Highlands LLEN  

  • Independent Schools Victoria 

  • Museums Vi​ctoria

  • Regional Development Victoria   

  • 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
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  • SITE SELECTED

  • INDUSTRY FOCUS SELECTED

  • LOCAL GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED

  • ​​EDUCATION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT COMMENCED

  • ARCHITECT APPOINTED

  • TECH SCHOOL DIRECTOR APPOIN​TED

  • ARCHITECT DESIGNS APPROVED

    Early 2017

  •  
    CONSTRUCTION COMMENCED
  • CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE

    Late 2017

  • ANTICIPATED OPENING

    Early 2018

The above dates are forecasted only and subject to change.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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