Agency VA 3098
Department of Education
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Date Range: 1992 - 1999
 
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Following significant machinery of government changes after the election of the first Kennett Government in October 1992, the Department of Education was established by amendment of Schedule 2 of the Public Sector Management Act 1992 (Victorian Government Gazette S 53).

Under Administrative Arrangements Order No. 114, the new Department of Education assumed responsibility for school education and post secondary education and training. These functions had hitherto been the responsibility of a number of separate, independent, departmental-level bodies, established in the period October 1991 to 1992. The new department consolidated the administration of school and post secondary education and training under one departmental body.

At the same time, the existing ministerial portfolios of School Education, and Employment, Post Secondary Education and Training were abolished, and replaced by the portfolios of Education and Tertiary Education and Training.

Responsibility for employment, previously within the education portfolio, was transferred to the Department of Business and Employment (VA 3096) in December 1992, under the Minister for Industry and Employment.

Note: The various departmental-level bodies responsible for the administration of education immediately prior to the establishment of VA 3098 Department of Education are not registered separately within the PROV archival control system. They are, instead, described within the registration for VA 1112 Ministry of Education and Training. For purposes of research using the PROV archival control system, researchers can assume VA 1112 Ministry of Education and Training to be the previous agency to VA 3098 Department of Education. Refer to the registration for VA 1112 for further details.


The Department of Education reported to the Minister for Education and the Minister for Tertiary Education and Training. The Department was divided into two main areas: the Directorate of School Education and the Office of Training and Further Education.

The Directorate of School Education was responsible for administration of all Government primary and secondary schools in Victoria. The Directorate was responsible for the employment of teachers in the Government system and the registration of new schools. Statutory bodies associated with the Directorate included the Registered Schools Board, Teachers Registration Board and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Board.

The Office of Training and Further Education was responsible for the administration of Government programs and services for the provision of vocational education and training and of adult, community and further education in Victoria. It was responsible for all technical and further education (TAFE) programs as well as adult and community education programs run by organisations such as the Council of Adult Education (CAE; VA 1195) and Adult Migrant Education Services (AMES). Statutory bodies associated with the Office of Training and Further Education included the Adult, Community and Further Education Board and the State Training Board.

In 1997, the Directorate of School Education was renamed the Office of Schools, and the Office of Training and Further Education was split into the Office of Higher Education and the Office of Training and Further Education. This structure remained until the Department was abolished in 1999.

In October 1999, following the election of the Bracks Government, the Department of Education was abolished and the Department of Education, Employment and Training (DEET; VA 4828) was established under Administrative Arrangements Order No. 159 (Victorian Government Gazette S 158).
 
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? 1967 - ? 2003 School Histories and other Publications [Education History Unit] VPRS 14557 North Melbourne Open
? 1967 - Circa 2003 Miscellaneous Photographs, Negatives and Slides and Ephemera [Education History Unit] VPRS 14562 North Melbourne Open
? 1984 - ? 1995 Database for the Management and Control of the Central Correspondence Files, Multiple Number System [FACCTS] [RECORDS NOT TRANSFERRED] VPRS 12797 Other Closed
? 1991 - ? 2001 Uncatalogued Departmental Publications VPRS 15721 North Melbourne Open
? 1993 - ? 1996 Villers-Bretonneux School Photograph Collection [Education History Unit] VPRS 14520 North Melbourne Open
1873 - cont Circulars and Memoranda VPRS 1675 North Melbourne Open
1896 - ? 2001 Student Magazines VPRS 15502 North Melbourne Open
1962 - cont School Council Files (Closed Schools) VPRS 11392 North Melbourne Open
1967 - 2003 School History Files VPRS 14519 North Melbourne Open
1981 - cont School Program Project Files VPRS 11476 North Melbourne Open
1983 - 1995 State Register of Accredited Courses VPRS 11419 North Melbourne Open
1984 - 1995 Central Correspondence Files, Multiple Number System [FACCTS] VPRS 11445 North Melbourne Part Open
1986 - 1994 General Correspondence Files, Annual Single Number System VPRS 11381 North Melbourne Closed
1986 - 1997 Country Areas Program Files VPRS 11446 North Melbourne Open
1987 - 1993 Overseas Programs Files VPRS 11463 North Melbourne Open
1988 - cont Audit Committee Minutes VPRS 11396 North Melbourne Open
1989 - 1995 Office of the Executive - Minutes VPRS 11468 North Melbourne Open
1990 - 1996 Litigation Files - Closure of Northland and Richmond Secondary Colleges VPRS 11393 North Melbourne Closed
1991 - 1995 Dr Ian Allen's Files - Victorian Post-Secondary Education Commission & Policy and Planning Division VPRS 11418 North Melbourne Open
1991 - 1995 Schools of the Future Project Files VPRS 11535 North Melbourne Closed
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1992 - 1999 Education (tertiary) post c.1987 VF 318
1992 - cont School attendance regulation VF 120
1992 - cont Industrial and apprenticeship training VF 121
1992 - cont Education VF 19
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1992 - 1993 Nunawading Youth Residential Centre, Education Centre No.4794 (previously known as Winlaton Youth Training Centre Special School, Winlaton Special School and Winlaton Girls Special School) VA 3962
1992 - 1993 Teachers Registration Board VA 4087
1992 - 1999 Sunraysia Institute of Technical and Further Education (previously Sunraysia College of Technical and Further Education 1979-1995) VA 1216
1993 - 1999 Standards Council of the Teaching Profession VA 4088
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1992 - 1999 Education VRG 35
1992 - 1999 Tertiary Education and Training VRG 130