The Victorian Government has invested a total of $480 million in the Tutor Learning Initiative (TLI) in 2021, 2022 and 2023. This has enabled all Victorian government schools and eligible, low-fee non-government schools to engage thousands of tutors to provide extra targeted learning support to the students who struggled most during the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initiative is consistent with Australian and international evidence that demonstrates effective learning intervention can be achieved through tutoring or small group learning support.
At Sherbourne Primary School in 2023, the TLI is run over two mornings. The focus is selected each term, based on the needs of students and the school.