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.


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
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Janet Gardiner
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Matt Pattison
Lead Facilitator
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Zoe Zhang
Senior Multimedia Designer
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Bridget O’Leary
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Matt Ausling
Facilitator & Tech Support
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Chris Palframan
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