​​​​Secondary school students from the Yarra Ranges area have access to cutting edge learning at the Yarra Ranges Tech School, hosted by Box Hill Institute. 

The Yarra Ranges Tech School is a high-tech learning environment, with innovative education programs linked with local industry delivering real world learning to students. Students from 20 participating schools in Yarra Ranges access the Tech School throughout the year for specialised programs. 

With a focus on precision manufacturing, digital technologies including medical robotics, sustainability and renewables, and food, fibre and biotechnology, the Yarra Ranges Tech School emphasises the skills needed for the 21st century including vital science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills. It enhances the programs schools provide and helps give students the skills they need for the jobs of the future. ​​

PROJECT UPDATE

Construction is complete. Teachers from partner schools received professional development at the Tech School from Term 1, 2017. The Tech School officially opened and started delivering programs for students in Term 2, 2017.

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​​Construction starts on Yarra Ranges Tech School

ARCHITECT

The architect for this project was Te​c​t​ura.

BUILDER

The builder for this project was Ar​ete.

SITE AND HOST

Box Hill Institute hosts the Yarra Ranges Tech School at its Lilydale Lakeside Campus.

​The Director of the Yarra Ranges Tech School is Danny Tay. 

INDUSTRY AND EDUCATION FOCUS

The Yarra Ranges Tech School has an education focus aligned to industries that are predicted to experience strong economic and employment growth:

  • Precision manufacturing
  • Digital technologies including medical robotics
  • Sustainability and renewables
  • Food, fibre and biotechnology.

ENROLMENT

Secondary students from 20 partner schools have access to high-tech learning at the cutting-edge Yarra Ranges Tech School.

PARTNERS

​School partners

​​Other partners

  • Belgrave Heights Christian School​
  • Billanook College
  • CIRE Services Incorporated
  • Edinburgh College
  • Healesville High School
  • Lilydale Heights College
  • Lilydale High School
  • Mater Christi College
  • Monbulk College
  • Mooroolbark College
  • Mount Evelyn Christian School/Ranges TEC
  • Mount Lilydale Mercy College
  • Mountain District Christian School
  • Oxley Christian College
  • Sherbrooke Community School
  • Upper Yarra Secondary College
  • Upwey High School
  • Worawa Aboriginal College
  • Yarra Hills Secondary College
  • Yarra Ranges Special Developmental School​
  • ​​​Deakin University

  • Outer Eastern LLEN

  • Yarra Ranges Council

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Yarra Ranges Tech School, visit yrts.boxhill.edu.au​.  For more on 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

  • ARCHITECT DESIGNS APPROVED​​

  • CONSTRUCTION COMMENCES

  • TECH SCHOOL DIRECTOR APPOINTED

  • CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE

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    OPENED early 2017


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Contact us

33 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne
VIC 3002

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