About Us

Yarra Ranges Tech School

Yarra Ranges Tech School is part of the Victorian Government's commitment to make Victoria the 'Education State'. We draw on the Lilydale Lakeside Campus, facilities and our stakeholders to introduce students to the applications of human-centred design thinking and innovative leading-edge technologies as a means of problem solving real-world challenges.

We also introduce teachers to new pedagogies and ways to bring technology into the classroom. Our programs emphasise critical Enterprise skills in addition to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) skills required for the 21st century.

Our Vision

We will excite and engage secondary school students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics to prepare them for the industries and jobs of the future.

Our Objectives

  • To prepare students for a changing world which is highly STEM focused;
  • To strengthen students employability skills;
  • To link education to growing industries; and
  • To create a Tech School which is locally led and operated.

Design Thinking

We use a six-stage thinking process to allow students to experience collaboration as a team to solve real-world problems and develop new opportunities. The double diamond model allows students to use both divergent and convergent thinking applying their foundational skills learnt at school in a practical application. This model allows tailoring of our programs to suit different learning needs, class structures and outcomes.

At each stage of the process, we seek students to adopt a particular mindset, skillset and toolset.

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Mindset

How you see, perceive and view the world around you.

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Skillset

How you act and behave based on your capabilities, knowledge & understanding.

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Toolset

What mechanisms you use to develop your skills and achieve your objectives.

Co-Design

A fundamental principle of Tech School programs is ensuring that students are accessing leading-edge technologies and being introduced to current trends, issues and opportunities in the real world. Yarra Ranges Tech School achieves this by working closely with our industry, tertiary and community partners on the development of our learning programs. There stakeholders contribute content, expertise, advice and in some cases, site-tour opportunities for our students.

Meet The Team

The YRTS Team

Staff at the Yarra Ranges Tech School come from a wide variety of backgrounds bringing a vast array of skills and knowledge into the development and facilitation of programs to support our vision.

Travis Burroughs
Director
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Zoe Zhang
Senior Multimedia Designer
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Bridget O’Leary
Facilitator
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Steven Antunovic
Facilitator
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Matt Ausling
Facilitator & Tech Support
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Mia Muscatello
Administration Officer
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Chris Palframan
Facilitator
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Matt Pattison
Lead Facilitator
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