Education Programs

NGV Education Programs are designed to educate through art, and promote visual literacy, higher order thinking and communication skills and enhance students’ understanding of themselves and the world in which we live.

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Programs are planned and presented by experienced educators. They include floortalks and discussions using original artworks in the gallery, lectures, artmaking workshops and study days, teacher briefings and professional learning days. Programs are regularly updated in response to new exhibitions and audience needs.

NGV Education programs meet the needs of Victorian students and teachers by addressing relevant aspects of the:

  • Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework
  • The Victorian Curriculum F-10
  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
  • Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
  • International Baccalaureate curriculum (IB)


We have put together a series of frequently asked questions from teachers that may help you in the preparation and planning for a session with us. You can access it here.

NGV Early Years

The NGV exhibition program includes regular exhibitions and projects specifically designed to engage young visitors.
NGV Early Years programs brochure
Tips for visiting NGV with groups of young children

Education Programs for Students with Disability

NGV Education is committed to providing inclusive programs to suit all students. Please discuss your students’ needs with our Educators prior to booking.

Outreach programs

NGV Education also offer online and off-site Outreach programs for teachers and students by arrangement, including programs held at regional, rural or remote schools.


It is a priority of the NGV to break down the barriers that make it challenging for some schools to participate in the NGV’s world class education programs. Your school may be eligible for these access programs. Applications are assessed throughout the year. Find out more

Education Partners

NGV Education at the NGV is a strategic partner with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and is supported by the Catholic Education Melbourne.

NGV Education Access support is available for programs. Conditions apply.