The Gunung-Willam-Balluk Indigenous Education Centre was originally called the Koori Programs Unit and was established back in 1998.
It started as a portable which was refurbished and restructured to allow classes to run. This portable, known as the G block, had three staff members and ran two programs and was managed by Uncle Terry Kildea.
In 2004, the Koori Programs Unit had outgrown the portable classrooms, so the Gunung-Willam-Balluk Centre was built to provide Indigenous students with a state-of-the-art facility where they could learn more about their culture while completing TAFE studies.
The Gunung-Willam-Balluk Indigenous Education Centre was officially opened on 19 April, 2004, by the Minister for Education and Training, Lynne Kosky MP and Gunung-Willam-Balluk Elder Uncle Norm Hunter.
The Gunung-Willam-Balluk Indigenous Education Centre is now the biggest provider of indigenous education and training in Victoria with 30 staff members and approximately 16 programs.
The facility is modern, well equipped and reflects indigenous cultures both inside and out.