The rollout of 57,400 computers and nearly 15,800 internet access devices
over the three first weeks of Term 2 required a huge effort from schools with
support from the Department of Education and Training's Information Technology
This includes 506 computer devices to eight
schools and 987 internet devices delivered to 21 schools across the Greater
Preceding this rollout, the Department
undertook a survey of Victorian government schools to determine what support is
needed for schools in the provision of computer devices and internet access
devices for students learning at home.
Over 90 per cent of
schools have responded to the survey with. The information supplied from the
survey responses has informed the Department's sourcing and allocation actions.
Vulnerable and disadvantaged students are prioritised in allocation with
secondary students having the highest priority.
the remote and flexible learning period all schools have provided paper-based
materials and work packages for any students who do not have access to a
computer or the internet.
Parents or carers of students, or
the students themselves, who need support with gaining access to these
resources are advised to contact their school/school
The Hon James Merlino MP
Minister for Education
Minister for the Coordination
of Education and Training: COVID-19