School infrastructure - comprising assets such as classrooms and sports, arts and physical activity spaces - has been shown to be an important part of achieving educational outcomes, along with ongoing improvements to curriculum and teaching styles. The condition and design of school assets can also affect the overall health and safety of students, staff and visitors.
In this audit, the Victorian Auditor-General assessed whether the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) is effectively planning for and managing school infrastructure. The audit considered DET’s role in planning for and managing government primary and secondary school assets. It did not look at Catholic and other independent schools, pre-primary, tertiary, language or specialist schools.