Parkville College
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Timeline of growth

From the beginning…

31 July 2012 - Minister for Education formally established Parkville College at Parkville and Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct in response to recommendations from the Ombudsman Report in October 2010.

January 2013 - Parkville College officially commenced operation at both Parkville and Malmsbury Youth Justice Precincts, delivering the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

Term 1 2014 - Parkville College commenced operation at the Disability Forensic Assessment and Treatment Service (DFATS) facility in Fairfield, supporting people who display high-risk antisocial behaviour, and who are at risk of, or are already involved with the criminal justice system. Parkville College extended the Parkville Campus, creating the Flexible Learning Centre (FLC),

Term 2 2014 - Parkville College replaced the Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE in the provision of Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects at the Malmsbury Campus.

June 2014 - Parkville College commenced the Education Justice Initiative, based at the Melbourne Children’s Court, supporting young people appearing before the courts, linking them with educational pathways through liaison and advocacy with schools, alternative settings and training providers, and engagement with young people and their families.

October 2014 - Parkville College commenced operation at the Secure Welfare Services (SWS), providing education to children who are at substantial risk of harm, and subject to a child protection order.

January 2015 - The Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre became the Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct, and Parkville College began teaching on the secure side at the commencement of Term 1.

April 2017 - As of April 4, the (then) Department of Justice and Regulation (DJR) assumed responsibility for the Youth Justice Precincts at both Parkville and Malmsbury. The Department of Human and Health Services continues to be responsible for the Secure Welfare and The Disability Forensic Assessment and Treatment Service DFATS sites.

LATE 2017 – Parkville College concluded delivering education at DFATS, as those at the site are not of a mandatory school age.  Melbourne Polytechnic now provides academic support at DFATS