About the project
The academy is a statutory authority to deliver a new Australian-first program of advanced professional learning for high-performing teachers in government, Catholic and independent schools.
The Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership is based in a purpose-designed CBD site at 41 St Andrews Place, East Melbourne, and the existing site in North Melbourne. Additional sites in 7 regional centres will ensure rural and regional teachers and leaders are able to access high-quality professional development regardless of their location.
The CBD site, as the academy's home, has been upgraded and modernised. We transformed the Victorian Heritage Register-listed building into a state-of-the-art, contemporary adult learning and teaching facility. The academy supports a blended model of face-to-face and digital learning, enabling the state's most exceptional teachers to enhance their professional practice and connect with other exceptional teachers. The CBD academy also provides presentation and function spaces to host conferences, visiting professors and academics.
The regional academies will ensure that school leaders and our most exceptional teachers from rural and regional areas can connect remotely with their statewide counterparts, beaming into other academies and schools to share their expertise and observe teaching excellence live in schools. These regional centres will be located in Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Mildura, Moe and Shepparton.
We opened the CBD location in early 2022. We plan to open the Geelong site by mid-2022 and the rest of the locations by the end of 2022.
The academy has received $33.814 million to develop its CBD and 7 regional sites.
Reviewed 24 October 2022