STEM learning opportunities

Love science, technology, engineering and maths? Want to develop more STEM skills?

Find student competitions and awards, holiday programs and clubs, places to visit, resources, school and vocational education programs, university initiatives and courses, and workshops and events in your area.

Help enrich student learning by incorporating different science tools in the classroom, engage STEM professionals, consider study options, have a family adventure at one of Queensland’s attractions showcasing science, or find a new passion with school and holiday programs.

This is a Queensland-based resource and covers STEM education activities available in the state. For a broader selection visit the STAR portal. You can also search our teacher resources to include citizen science in the classroom.

If you have a resource or activity you’d like to added to the list offering, email the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist.

Listing 251 learning opportunities.

  • Re-engineering Australia Foundation

    Competitions & awards

    An international challenge requiring teams to build and drive a radio-controlled 4-wheel drive vehicle, developing students' industry, teamwork, project management, self-promotion and public speaking skills.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 6 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance

    Resources

    Online

    An Indigenous led organisation aiming for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student to be successful in maths by connecting maths to histories and cultures. Provides resource development, professional learning, online courses, ATSIMA school leadership program, STEM and STEAM camps and a network of practitioners.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)

    Resources

    Online

    A range of initiatives that support mathematics education, including resources development for math teachers, professional development and information on the importance of math for career choice.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 5 to year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • ANSTO

    Competitions & awards

    A competition where student teams work together to come up with creative and unique solutions to themed based issues. Allows students to develop their ICT capability, critical and creative thinking processes, ethical understanding and personal and social capability.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 11)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Atlas of Living Australia

    Resources

    Online

    An open access resource for Australian biodiversity data.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Aurecon

    Competitions & awards

    A free annual bridge building competition where students are tasked with designing and constructing a model bridge and experience what a future as engineer might be like.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 8 to Year 9)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • Australian Maths Trust

    Competitions & awards

    A national computer programming competition that focuses on problem-solving through programming skills. A free training program is available.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Australian Maths Trust

    Competitions & awards

    A 4-hour competition designed to stretch talented students and gives them an opportunity to participate in activities which will enhance their enjoyment and knowledge of mathematics.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Australian Maths Trust

    Resources

    Resources and support for teachers in their mission to help students reach their full potential as young mathematicians including professional development workshops.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Australian Maths Trust

    Competitions & awards

    A competition with many of the problems set in situations familiar to students, asking them to solve 30 problems in 60 minutes.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 3 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Australian Museum

    Resources

    Online

    Education programs and resources to spark curiosity, develop scientific understanding and enhance cultural awareness in students of all ages.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Australian Science Teachers Association

    Resources

    Online

    Provides a range of resources including classroom activity packs, teacher resource guides, professional development courses and events.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Space Designs Competition Australia

    Competitions & awards

    Different competitions to design space settlements allowing students to demonstrate their creativity, technical competency, management skills, space environment knowledge, teamwork and presentation techniques.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 8 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Australian Council for Educational Research

    Competitions & awards

    An Australian wide competition, where teams of up to 4 students work cooperatively to develop a video game encompassing a specific theme. Students must take an idea and work towards a goal, learning and adapting as they go.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 4 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • James Cook University

    Places to visit

    Hosting more than 166,000 pressed specimens the centre focuses tropical plant and fungal taxonomy and evolution, ethnobotany, ecology, climate change studies, development of identification tools and regional ecosystem mapping. Open to visitors the centre also runs workshops on rainforest plant identification.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Far North Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland Brain Institute (UQ)

    Competitions & awards

    A competition for high school students to learn about neuroscience research, find out about careers in neuroscience and to dispel misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Autodesk

    Resources

    Online

    Instructions for a range of different projects created by a community of curious makers, innovators and teachers. Helps teachers inspire, engage and prepare students through hands on projects that can be made in the classroom.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Australian Youth Aerospace Association

    Holiday programs & clubs

    A 5-day residential conference for students to investigate careers and pathways in the aerospace industry.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Cern

    Competitions & awards

    A competition for high-school students from around the world to propose a scientific experiment they want to perform at a particle accelerator. The 3 teams that prepare the best proposals win a trip to a particle accelerator facility to perform their experiments at a fully equipped beamline.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • CSIRO

    Competitions & awards

    An international initiative, promoting informatics and computational thinking skills in a fun interactive environment. The top performing students are published on the 'Honour Roll'.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 3 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • CSIRO, BHP Foundation & ASTA

    Competitions & awards

    Awards recognising and rewarding the next generation of STEM leaders who have undertaken innovative science or engineering projects.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • hhmi:BioInteractive

    Resources

    Online

    Resources covering a range of different high school and undergraduate life science subjects, including topic specific playlists that educators can use to cover a unit, topic or lesson.

    Education
    Secondary, Tertiary (Year 9 and above)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Bond University

    Tertiary education

    A Gold Coast based university with a range of degrees across many different STEM fields. Offering accelerated degrees, personal attention from academics and career support.

    Education
    Secondary, Tertiary (Year 12 and above)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Brainways Education

    School programs

    STEM-related programs and activities for gifted students to develop their potential into performance. Includes competitions, workshops, excursions, camps and e-learning resources.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 3 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Brisbane City Council

    Places to visit

    Subtropical botanic gardens that provide visitors with a living museum of native and exotic plants in themed sections. Hosts events, workshops, guided walks and hands-on outdoor learning opportunities for school groups from prep to year 12.

    Education
    General public (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • Building Block Studio

    Workshops & events

    Classes in electronics, robotics, 3D design and computer coding to inspire the next generation of coders, engineers and designers. Provides a warm environment with small class sizes where students can explore and test their creative ideas and ultimately enhance their skills and knowledge in these exciting fields.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 1 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Careers With STEM

    Resources

    Online

    A digital hub aiming to inspire students about STEM, providing teacher resources and future of work Job Kits, as well as events, career quizzes and videos for students.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute

    Competitions & awards

    A competition where students submit artwork depicting their thoughts about chemistry, chemists or the chemical industry.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Queensland Health

    Resources

    Online

    A website highlighting the many job opportunities available in the health sector which can be achieved with vocational education and training. Designed for high school students, VET coordinators, career advisors, guidance officers and parents.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 9 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • James Cook University

    School programs

    Educational program including innovative collection methods, state of the art research equipment and modern scientific techniques to provide students with a hands-on marine science experience. Can be taught in the classroom or at the Orpheus Island research facility in the Great Barrier Reef

    Education
    Secondary (Year 9 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Far North Qld, North Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Climate Science

    Resources

    Online

    Curriculum aligned lesson plans for all ages focused on climate change.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 1 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Climate Science

    Competitions & awards

    A student competition to find solutions to climate change. Spanning over 100 countries students are invited to step into world leaders’ shoes and develop climate change solutions.

    Education
    Secondary, Tertiary (Year 11 and above)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Griffith University

    Workshops & events

    Opportunities for school students and community groups to learn about coastal areas from qualified environmental scientists and industry professionals. Participants take part in a range of curriculum-based and hands-on activities, including beach care, wildlife identification and field surveys.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Queensland Museum Network

    Places to visit

    Museum located in Toowoomba that features displays on the natural and cultural history of the region, megafauna, the national carriage collection and hosts heritage trade workshops. Part of the Queensland Museum network and offers a range of interactive school programs.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Code Like a Girl

    Holiday programs & clubs

    Online

    Programs and events that provide women with the confidence, tools, knowledge and support to enter and flourish in the world of coding.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 1 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • CoderDojo Foundation

    Holiday programs & clubs

    A free, volunteer-led, community-based programming club for young people to learn to code, build websites or create apps. With multiple locations is Queensland, dojos are spaces for young people to explore technology in an informal, creative, safe and social environment.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 2 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Coding Kids

    Holiday programs & clubs

    Online

    A range of free online courses and holiday programs that teach students to code and guides them in creating computer games, animations, websites and digital art. Also offers assistance to teachers is forming STEM-related innovation after-school clubs.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 2 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Australian Maths Trust

    Competitions & awards

    A 1-hour problem-solving competition designed to encourage student curiosity and promote multiple modes of thinking.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 5 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Coral Watch

    Resources

    Online

    Provides education tools and training to engage students in marine science and reef monitoring, with many free classroom and field resources including Australian curriculum linked materials.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 1 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • CQUniversity

    Tertiary education

    A university with a range of degrees and courses across many different STEM fields, with campuses in many regional Queensland locations.  Provides students with the opportunity to reach their academic goals, enjoy their time at university and grow both professionally and personally.

    Education
    Secondary, Tertiary (Year 12 and above)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Far North Qld, North Qld, Central Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • CSIRO

    Competitions & awards

    A non-competitive awards program that supports students in the design and implementation of their own open-ended science investigation or technology project. Students are engaged at all levels in science investigations and technology projects, with an aim to progress from structured inquiry through to open inquiry.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute

    Competitions & awards

    Students receive a crystal growing kit and compete to grow the largest crystal over 6 to 8 weeks. A great way for students to have fun with science and develop an interest in Chemistry.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • CS Unplugged

    Resources

    Online

    A collection of free learning activities that teach computer science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. For teaching computer science without a computer.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 8)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Curious Minds

    Holiday programs & clubs

    A program designed to empower girls who are passionate, high performers in STEM to explore their full potential, through a 6-month hands-on extension and mentoring experience.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 9 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland Department of Education

    Resources

    Online

    Provides materials to support teachers in delivering the Australian Curriculum. Materials cover the diverse needs of students including those in rural and remote areas, small schools, students enrolled through the schools of distance education and students with diverse learning needs and abilities.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Griffith University

    Workshops & events

    STEM conference that provides an opportunity for students to engage in cutting-edge sciences from research laboratories, field sites and institutes. Includes presentations and many STEM related workshops for student to choose from.

    Education
    Primary (Year 5 to Year 6)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Grok Academy

    Competitions & awards

    Online

    An online competition to test students’ cyber security skills, digital literacy and ICT capabilities.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 5 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • CSIRO

    Competitions & awards

    A competition that tasks teams of students with finding and fixing cyber security vulnerabilities, strengthening systems and maintaining critical services.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

    Competitions & awards

    A competition encouraging students to explore science in agriculture through hands-on experimentation. Students submit work in 1 of 3 award categories based on the years theme.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Darling Downs, South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • Daintree Discovery Centre

    Places to visit

    A centre dedicated to protecting the rainforest and fostering a wide range of community and academic conservation projects. It features interactive displays on the fauna and flora of the Daintree, walks through the rainforest and a number of student programs.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Far North Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Damien Kee

    Workshops & events

    Workshops for students to learn how to use and create with technology, fostering their problem-solving skills, teamwork and cooperation. Uses a mobile workshop lab that includes all equipment and can be set up just about anywhere.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Damien Kee

    Workshops & events

    Professional development workshops for teachers to learn not only how a particular technology works, but also how to best implement it within the classroom.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • University of Southern Queensland

    Competitions & awards

    An annual challenge day that allows students to engage in a set of fun and competitive activities involving principles of science, engineering and technology.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 8 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Darling Downs
    Cost
    Free
  • QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

    Workshops & events

    A program for year 11 and year 12 students considering a science career where they gain hands-on experience in a working lab and interact with medical research scientist.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Deadly Science

    Resources

    Online

    Provides a range of programs, science books, early reading materials, telescopes, Lego kits and other STEM resources to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Digital Technologies Hub

    Resources

    Online

    Resources to help teachers, students and families learn about digital technologies including guidance to plan, implement and assess effective digital technology lessons.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • CSER Group

    Resources

    Online

    A range of digital technologies programs for Australian teachers including free, online CSER MOOC courses, free professional learning events and our National Lending Library.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • World of Drones Education

    Resources

    Online

    Resources designed to empower and educate teachers on implementing and using drones, robotics and new and emerging technologies in the classroom.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • She Maps

    Workshops & events

    Providing drones and geospatial programs to teachers and students. The project aims to showcase that STEM has no gender.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 3 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Splat Maths

    Resources

    Online

    A play-based program for children in preschool and prep to explore STEM. It enables cultural and contextual learning and self-directed play while building spatial and logical reasoning.

    Education
    Primary (Prep to Year 3)
    Audience
    Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • CSIRO

    Resources

    Online

    Datasets with teacher guides and lesson activities across 3 different levels: Novice, Expert and Programmer.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Graile

    Workshops & events

    Online

    A free international online conference discussing the intersection of AI, teaching and learning.  For individuals with all levels of AI expertise from beginner to advanced.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 8 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Young Engineers (e2)

    School programs

    STEM programs where children learn critical skills for the digital age while having fun. Delivered through school incursions, after-school clubs and holiday camps, with collaboration between universities, industry associations and other STEM providers.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    South East Qld, Central Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Engineering Link Group

    Workshops & events

    A 1-to-2-day program hosted by local universities where students are mentored by professional engineers to solve model problems from different disciplines of engineering and build and test potential solutions.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • The University of Queensland

    School programs

    Program providing students with an avenue to deepen their knowledge and raise the profile of engineering, design or computing within their classroom. Challenges students to develop their leadership abilities and communication skills.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • The University of Queensland

    Holiday programs & clubs

    A 3-day program designed for year 9 and year 10 students that focuses on engineering, design and computing. Students will learn to think like engineers, architects and computing professionals through hands-on and interactive workshops and presentations.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 9 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • The University of Queensland

    Tertiary education

    Offers year 12 students a test drive of university, with over 40 courses available to study while still attending high school.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Dr Rob Bell

    Resources

    Online

    A platform with exciting curriculum-based science experiments including lesson plans and reporting tools. Teachers and parents can plan and illustrate science principles, oversee student-driven experiments and track comprehension.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 8)
    Audience
    Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Re-engineering Australia Foundation

    Competitions & awards

    An international STEM competition to design and compete with the fastest miniature F1 car. Students have to follow a pathway of engineering and manufacturing disciplines and are provided with access to real-world technology including 3D CAD/CAM/CAE engineering design software.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • The University of Queensland

    Holiday programs & clubs

    A 4-day residential program to inspire high school students about rewarding science careers in the agriculture, animal, plant and food industries.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • FiftySix Creations

    Workshops & events

    Provides incursions and school holiday workshops that develop students’ skills in digital literacy, leadership and problem solving. Classroom coaches bring everything needed for the incursion, including materials, activities and prizes.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 1 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) and the LEGO Group

    Holiday programs & clubs

    A guided global robotics program where students complete fun exciting hands-on projects and learn to design, code and create unique solutions using Lego.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 4 to Year 11)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) and the LEGO Group

    Competitions & awards

    A large-scale robotics competition that brings together students and mentors to build robots that perform in a competitive but gracious environment against teams worldwide.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 9 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) and the LEGO Group

    Competitions & awards

    Bringing together students and mentors to design and build a robot using a kit of parts and within a common set of rules to play a sophisticated field game.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Fitzroy Basin Association

    Places to visit

    A free natural resource management display in Rockhampton that helps educate and raise community awareness of the environment. With multiple interactive displays it provides information on the regions unique plants, animals, industries, communities and habitats.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Central Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • Australian Forest Education Alliance

    Resources

    Online

    Provides free teaching resources that focus on Australian forests and sustainable timber products. Relevant to the Australian Curriculum and covers a range of different STEM subjects.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland Museum

    Resources

    Program aiming to increase students’ uptake of and performance in STEM-related subjects and careers and inspire teachers with curriculum-aligned learning strategies to increase confidence delivering STEM activities in the classroom. Includes online learning resources for students and free teacher PD workshops, awards programs, events and activities for regional teachers and students.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Australian Governement

    Resources

    Online

    A website aiming to inspire an interest in STEM careers amongst students. Provides teachers and guardians with the information they need to encourage children to think about what STEM could offer them and what they could do with STEM skills to help build a better future.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 2 to Year 7)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland Manufacturing Institute

    School programs

    Program that encourages sustainable partnerships between industry, government and the community in order to expose students to career opportunities in advanced manufacturing industries.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

    School programs

    Program to help students to find employment in agricultural-related industries after school. Promotes partnerships between schools, training providers and industry for students to find career opportunities.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Aviation Australia

    School programs

    Program running at select Queensland high school where students engage with the aerospace industry and receive training to enhance the skills and find careers in the industry.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Constructions Skills Queensland

    School programs

    Program aimed at giving students experience in construction and civil industries to help them transition from school to work. Offers students the chance to work with companies to understand their trade and para-professional skill requirements and helps facilitate work experience placement opportunities.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • CheckUP

    School programs

    Program aimed at developing students' knowledge and understanding of the role of the health workforce and improving their access to learning and experiential opportunities in Queensland health sector.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Australian Computing Society

    School programs

    Program to help students develop a pathway to information and communications technology careers through subject selection advice, training opportunities and connection with industry. Also offers professional development for teachers.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)

    School programs

    Online

    Program for schools across Queensland to work closely with those that use and rely of the reef or its catchments to help build a healthier and more resilient reef. Students collaborate with their community in hands-on, locally relevant projects to positively influence the Great Barrier Reef.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Coastal Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • ACER

    Competitions & awards

    An international academic competition allowing students to demonstrate a high level of skill with papers focused on maths and science.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 4, Year 6, Year 8)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • James Cook University, Queensland Government

    School programs

    A program aiming to improve education outcomes and workforce participation in Tropical and North Queensland. Enables likeminded students to connect and explore STEM interests through enriching and challenging learning opportunities.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 5 to Year 9)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    North Qld, Far North Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • Next Lab

    Resources

    Online

    A large collection of online labs for students of all ages to help facilitate STEM education.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • City of Gold Coast

    School programs

    Program offering interactive outdoor learning experiences that are curriculum aligned. Topics range from exploring the sensory gardens to understanding the importance of biodiversity and include indigenous perspectives, conservation, interdependence, biodiversity and sustainability.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Griffith University

    Competitions & awards

    A science competition that aims to raise the profile of STEM in the community and encourage students to demonstrate their STEM abilities by entering a project.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Griffith University

    Tertiary education

    A Brisbane based university with a range of degrees across many different STEM fields. Offers future-focused degrees that are developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research.

    Education
    Secondary, Tertiary (Year 12 and above)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Grok Academy

    Resources

    Online

    A resource for teaching digital technologies, including an online platform, classroom resources, professional development and learning tools.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 1 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Engineering Link Group

    Workshops & events

    A two-day long workshop specifically for regional areas, with a day for students and a day for teachers. Students are guided by professional engineers to solve problems and teachers receive professional development for STEM subjects.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Griffith University

    Tertiary education

    Opportunity for motivated students to experience university by undertaking up to 2 courses while completing year 11 and year 12.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Seqwater

    Holiday programs & clubs

    An integrated learning program designed to increase water literacy that consists of a suite of hands-on experiences and field trips to water resource sites.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • University of Southern Queensland

    Tertiary education

    An academic extension program for high achieving year 10, 11 or 12 students to study 1 university subject a semester while working toward their QCE.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • University of the Sunshine Coast

    Tertiary education

    A program for year 11 and year 12 students to experience university-level learning by studying a university course, giving them the opportunity to advance their study skills and gain credit towards a USC degree,

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    North Coast
    Cost
    Fee required
  • QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

    Holiday programs & clubs

    A 3-day laboratory work experience program offering introductory laboratory training followed by placement in a working research lab.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

    Workshops & events

    Free annual lecture series where students can hear about the latest medical research discoveries, visit state-of-the-art laboratories and investigate careers in science.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

    Holiday programs & clubs

    A 1-day science experience program where students undertake training in practical skills related to genetics, infectious diseases or blood biology.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Parents
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • Australian Museum

    Competitions & awards

    This challenge is an applied learning experience for students to understand and identify issues around environmental sustainability, health concerns and disaster resilience and how artificial intelligence technology and design thinking methods can be used to tackle these problems.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • iFLY

    Workshops & events

    An immersive educational program where STEM educators guide students through an interactive presentation on real-world STEM applications, lab activities, experiments and physics demonstrations. Includes flying in a wind tunnel.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • iGEM

    Competitions & awards

    Multidisciplinary student teams from all over the world compete for medals and awards by designing, building and testing projects using cutting edge synthetic biology. Teams document their work through deliverables like wikis, videos and presentations and are evaluated by expert panels of judges.

    Education
    Secondary, Tertiary (Year 11 and above)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Microsoft

    Competitions & awards

    Teams pitch a technology project and provide a project plan to be screened and evaluated by a panel of judges, providing an opportunity for students to develop tech ideas that address some of today’s most pressing local and global challenges and ultimately effect positive change.

    Education
    Secondary, Tertiary (Year 11 and above)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Microsoft

    Competitions & awards

    An opportunity for students to learn about technology and how it can be used to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges while participating in a global challenge. Students pitch ideas for new innovative software designed to solve problems that matter to them.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 8 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • iNaturalist

    Resources

    Online

    A site to record, share and discuss observations of the natural world. Hosts a number of citizen science projects.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • CSIRO

    Holiday programs & clubs

    A program for young Indigenous women to gain the tools and support they need to succeed in an exciting career in STEM. Provides personalised and ongoing support from year 8 through to pre-employment using a holistic and streamlined approach.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 8 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • The University of Queensland

    Holiday programs & clubs

    A weeklong camp for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to experience Uni life, learn about degree options and connect with current Indigenous students.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 9 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • The University of Queensland

    Workshops & events

    An insightful learning experience that provides an opportunity for students to come face-to-face with a variety of diseases. Students participate in workshops that cover a wide range of issues, exploring the pathology underlying health problems and disease prevention.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 9 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • integratedSTEM

    Holiday programs & clubs

    Workshops for students to explore science and develop skills in technologies including electronics, robotics, advanced sensing, 3D printing and design. Designed to give students an authentic hands-on experience. Offers holiday and school programs.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 1 to Year 8)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • integratedSTEM

    Workshops & events

    Online

    Classroom-based STEM programs that transform classroom learning into an immersive, impactful experience for students. Programs are developed based on the needs of the school and students while still being aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 1 to Year 8)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Intel

    Resources

    Online

    Provides a range of STEM based lesson plans.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition

    Competitions & awards

    An international science competition that enables students from all countries to prove their skills and to unleash their creativity in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics through challenging problems.

    Education
    Secondary, Tertiary (Year 7 and above)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute

    Competitions & awards

    A quiz that promotes interest in chemistry and the role of chemists in our society to high school students, with questions that go beyond what is studied under Australian Curriculum and challenge students to apply their knowledge.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • ICAS Assessments 

    Competitions & awards

    A school competition that inspires, celebrates and challenges millions of school students across Australia, New Zealand and the world. Tests students' ability in english, mathematics, science, spelling and writing.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 3 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • University of Sydney

    Holiday programs & clubs

    Online

    On online program for 50 science students from Australia and around the world. Aims to connect likeminded students and inspire through talks, tours, competitions, experiments and problem solving.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Intenational Young Physicist's Tournament

    Competitions & awards

    A scientific competition between teams of secondary school students, mimicking as closely as possible the real-world scientific research and the process of presenting and defending the results obtained.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Spark EDU Conference

    Workshops & events

    A conference that aims to bring together students and teachers to connect with inspiring industry role models, share their current activities and projects, create networks of teachers and student teams and solve social justice design challenges.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 4 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • It's Rocket Science Adventures

    Workshops & events

    Program where students explore the science behind rockets and learn about flight, forces, the laws of motion and everyday applications of STEM. Tailored for different age groups and abilities.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • IUCN Red List

    Resources

    Online

    Provides comprehensive information on the global extinction risk status of animal, fungus and plant species.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • James Cook University

    Tertiary education

    A Cairns and Townsville based university with a range of degrees across many different STEM fields.  Has a focus on the issues of Northern Australia and the Tropics worldwide.

    Education
    Secondary, Tertiary (Year 12 and above)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Far North Qld, North Qld, Central Qld, South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • James Cook University

    Tertiary education

    A program for high achieving year 11 and year 12 students to study first year university subjects alongside high school subjects.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Far North Qld, North Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Junior Engineers Education

    Holiday programs & clubs

    Online

    Educational programs in coding and robotics promote positive perceptions of STEM. Includes Deadly Coders program

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 2 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Space Design Competitions Australia

    Competitions & awards

    A competition for student teams to form marketing consultancy and prepare advertising material to support a proposed space settlement.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 5 to Year 8)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Brisbane City Council

    Places to visit

    Located in Brisbane, the centre includes Queensland's first nature play space and aims to inform locals and visitors about the significance of the natural area including the local frog population.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • Liddell Education/ Steve Liddell

    Workshops & events

    Curriculum-aligned and captivating school incursions to inspire the next generation of scientists through high-energy science stage shows and engaging hands-on workshops.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Australian Signals Directorate

    School programs

    Online

    An online experience that takes students through a day in the life of 5 cyber specialists experts working in the Australian Signals Directorate who work to secure the government’s information, services and personnel.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Engineering Link Group

    Workshops & events

    A program to give teachers an opportunity to work with engineers, linking real world hands-on experience to model engineering problems, giving context to learning topics.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Mad About Science

    Workshops & events

    Online

    Online and in-person workshops that are aligned with the Curriculum and blend enticing class demonstrations with small-group experiments to facilitate genuine learning.  Topics include biological, chemical, earth and space and physical sciences as well as STEM workshops.

    Education
    Primary (Prep to Year 6)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Makers Empire

    Resources

    Online

    A 3D printing and design app that gives teachers and parents the tools, skills and confidence to teach design & technology curricula, engage students in authentic, real-world problem solving and develop student interest in STEM.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 8)
    Audience
    Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • The Mapleton Observatory group

    Places to visit

    A sky observatory situated at the Mapleton School in the Blackall Range, Sunshine Coast. It hosts a once a month open night and is open for bookings.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    North Coast
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Australian Maths Trust

    Competitions & awards

    A competition where students work to complete different problem sets, receiving a certificate on completion.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 3 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Australian Maths Trust

    Competitions & awards

    A competition for advanced students, divided into stages based on year level. Teachers provided with a range of materials including student problems, a director’s handbook and a teacher guide.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 4 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • meriSTEM, Australian National University

    Resources

    Online

    Free online resources to help teachers implement flipped learning, an approach that makes class more active and student centred. Gives teachers more time to plan lessons and facilitate deeper concept learning through problem solving, labs, demonstrations and projects.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • MindSET-do

    Workshops & events

    A range of exciting and engaging events including challenges and immersive experiences to get students excitied about STEM. Aims to change perceptions of STEM careers and university pathways along the way.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 4 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • MindSET-do

    School programs

    Sessions designed to create an immersive learning experience that  prepares studentents for future STEM study and careers. Professional development for teachers is also offered.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 4 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • Department of Environment and Science

    Places to visit

    Centre dedicated to marine turtle research, protection and education. Visitors learn about the special journey marine turtles and people have taken together. Located in Bundaberg.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    North Coast
    Cost
    Free
  • Australian Government

    Resources

    Online

    A range of resources on the Murry Darling Basin including lesson plans and comprehensive data

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying

    Places to visit

    Online

    A museum focusing on how surveying, mapping and land administration have evolved in Queensland, from historical maps and techniques to modern aerial imagery.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland Museum Network

    Places to visit

    Museum located in Townsville which has displays on maritime archaeology, tropical natural history, social history and hosts visiting displays from other museums. Part of the Queensland Museum network and offers a range of interactive school programs.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    North Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • NASA

    Resources

    Online

    A range of online resources for all ages focusing on STEM topics, space and NASA’s work.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Australian Association of Mathmatics Teachers

    Holiday programs & clubs

    A 2-week residential mathematics school for students with a passion for mathematics to advance their skills, learn from Australia leading mathematicians and meet likeminded peers.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Australian Association of Mathmatics Teachers

    Competitions & awards

    A national competition from prep to year 12, that encourages students to carry out a real world mathematically based investigations at home or in their classes.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)

    Workshops & events

    A 5-day professional development program where science teachers can engage in dialogues about teaching and learning, be exposed to cutting-edge research and explore new methods of engaging students in STEM.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Inspiring Australia

    Workshops & events

    Annual celebration of science and technology featuring more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Australian Water Association

    Workshops & events

    Online

    Events and resources for national water week to help school be inspired and promote the importance of water.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Grok Academy

    Competitions & awards

    A programming competition open to all that teaches students to program, with problems ranging from simple to mind-bendingly hard.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 5 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • ANSTO

    Resources

    Online

    Online resources for teachers, students and parents interested in learning more about nuclear sciences.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 1 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • National Youth Science Forum

    Holiday programs & clubs

    A 5-day residential STEM outreach program targeting year 7 and year 8 students, aiming to enhance interest in STEM fields. It involves a mix of hands-on STEM experiences, games, talks, workshops and social activities.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 8)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • National Youth Science Forum

    Holiday programs & clubs

    A 10-day program designed to give senior students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in STEM. It offers an exciting range of in-person and digital STEM experiences for participants across Australia.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Outback Exploratorium

    Places to visit

    Community science centre in Emerald aiming to make science fun and accessible. Hosts events including astronomy nights, open days, educational expos and school excursions and Curiosity Club and Science Squad.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Central Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Queensland Government

    Places to visit

    Environmental education centres in Queensland that promote and deliver highly effective outdoor and environmental education programs for schools and the community and provide professional development for teachers.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Queensland Department of Education

    Competitions & awards

    Awards recognising students, teachers, support officers, schools and education partners who demonstrate an outstanding and innovative contribution to STEM education in Queensland.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Planet Ark

    Resources

    Online

    A wide range of recycling themed activities, lesson plans and events ideas that have been developed specifically for Australian schools.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 10)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • School Events — Power of Engineering

    School programs

    Online

    Free education resource aimed at increasing the accessibility of engineering education for schools all over Australia. Provides everything a school needs to run its own virtual engineering workshops and is designed without the need for computers or internet connections.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland Government

    Competitions & awards

    An annual state-wide challenge where students develop an app, game, animationor website based on a theme to encourage interest in STEM.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 3 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Australian Academy of Science

    Resources

    Online

    An online program from the Australian Academy of Science with an innovative approach that aims to enhance primary teachers’ confidence and competence for teaching science.

    Education
    Primary (Prep to Year 6)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • University of the Sunshine Coast

    School programs

    Programs designed to introduce students to the challenge and discovery of STEM.

    Education
    Primary (Year 4 to Year 6)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    North Coast
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers

    Competitions & awards

    A maths competition for Queensland high school students. Year 11 students who excel may apply for the National Mathematics Summer School.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • State Library of Queensland

    Resources

    A state-wide network of more than 320 Queensland public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • CSIRO

    Workshops & events

    Free educational program where students can use and control the CSIRO Parkes radio telescope live or remotely to observe pulsars, analyse their data and interact with professional astronomers.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers

    Competitions & awards

    A math quiz where teams of students work together to answer questions and compete with other teams for the chance to make it to the state final.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 5 to Year 8)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

    Resources

    Online

    Online resources, including data packs and lecture series to support student learning on a range on biological and health topics.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

    Workshops & events

    Professional development workshops to empower teachers to conduct hands-on genetics and cell biology activities in their classrooms.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Queensland Minerals & Energy Academy

    School programs

    Programs placing students onto pathways into the resources sector and other STEM industries. Includes range of courses and experiences to increase students’ and teachers’ knowledge and interest in the sector and has a strong focus on female and indigenous students.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 6 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland Spatial Information Council

    Resources

    Online

    Information on how to use and where to access the spatial data and information available in Queensland.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • The University of Queensland

    Holiday programs & clubs

    A 3-day program for students interested in science and mathematics. It aims to develop their problem-solving skills and grow their appreciation and understanding of physics.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • The University of Queensland

    Holiday programs & clubs

    A multi-day summer program for students intending to study Maths Methods and Specialist Maths, where students will explore maths and develop and extends their math skills.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland Museum Network

    Places to visit

    A museum located in Brisbane that features displays of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement and hosts national and international touring exhibitions. Offers a range of interactive school programs.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Queensland Museum Network

    Resources

    Online

    A range of different high quality online learning resources across a range of STEM subjects based in the different museum collections.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland Museum

    Resources

    Online

    Opportunities for teachers to explore how museum exhibitions, programs and objects can be used as valuable learning resources.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Science Teachers' Association of Queensland (STAQ)

    Competitions & awards

    An opportunity for Queensland students from prep to year 12 to engage in scientific enquiry, develop skills in critical and creative thinking and to have their scientific work judged for awards and prizes.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Queensland Government

    Resources

    Online

    A publicly accessible site hosting a variety of Queensland spatial and associated data. Includes regional ecosystems, Queensland mining and exploration tenures, Queensland geology and Queensland globe and live services.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland University of Technology

    Tertiary education

    A Brisbane based university with a range of degrees across many different STEM fields. Provides students with skills to flourish in the real world.

    Education
    Secondary, Tertiary (Year 12 and above)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Questacon and The Australian National University

    Workshops & events

    Presentations and virtual events by science graduates for regional towns and schools. Visits include in-school show performances, teacher professional learning workshops and a travelling science centre for the community.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 1 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Queensland University of Technology

    Workshops & events

    Online

    Online and in-person workshops and short courses for teachers, including a range of STEM subjects and future focused topics.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Queensland University of Technology

    Workshops & events

    A range of interactive and hands-on workshops covering different STEM topics. Workshops are targeted to different year levels and have half or full day options.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

    Workshops & events

    An lecture program focused on regional areas where students hear from top scientists on the topics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and chronic disorders.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Australian Academy of Science, Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers

    Resources

    Online

    Online resource that provides curriculum-aligned teaching resources and professional learning materials to support teachers in promoting student interest and inquiry in maths.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 10)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • RiAus

    Resources

    Online

    A selection of free videos, articles, resources and teacher tools linked to the Australian National Curriculum and designed to inspire and support STEM teaching  anytime, anywhere.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • RoboCup Australia

    Competitions & awards

    A project-oriented educational competition whose purpose is to foster artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics research in students by providing a standard problem where a wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 4 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Robogals

    Resources

    Online

    A platform hosting resources that aim at promoting interdisciplinary STEM practices, particularly robotics and coding in schools. Aimed at educators interested in gaining knowledge and expertise in STEM as well as in gender-inclusive strategies, the site includes professional development courses, lesson plans, workshops and thematic school days.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Ergon Energy

    Resources

    Online

    Educational program that teaches primary school children how electricity works and the precautions to take around electrical equipment. Offers workshops and resources for teachers.

    Education
    Primary (Year 1 to Year 6)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Big Bang Education

    Workshops & events

    Delivers school curriculum-focused, entertaining science shows in primary schools, after-school care centres and kindergartens.

    Education
    Primary (Prep to Year 6)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Australian Academy of Science

    Resources

    Online

    Online program for educators to brings science to life, offering freely accessible materials, professional learning and support.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Griffith University

    Workshops & events

    A STEM outreach program that brings dynamic and engaging science shows, events, workshops, lab experiences and teaching resources to students and teachers. Provides access to Griffiths innovative STEM facilities, resources and expertise.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 5 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Australiann Science Teachers Association

    Competitions & awards

    A national science award program where students’ complete activities relating to a chosen topic, including of practical and observational activities, research, experiments and projects.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 1 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Dr Joseph Ireland

    Workshops & events

    Different shows for students that present science in a fun and easy to understand way through engaging and interactive experiments.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 1 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Science Time

    Workshops & events

    A range of science shows and investigative, hands-on programs that are both educational and entertaining. Programs can be tailored to suit the needs of any group and are available to those in more remote areas.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 5 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Resources

    Online

    A coding language with a simple visual interface that allows young people to create digital stories, games and animations with a global coding community for kids.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 3 to Year 11)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • University of the Sunshine Coast

    School programs

    Outreach programs that explore STEM applications across the curriculum and beyond the classroom. Designed to inspire student to continue their STEM journey into high school and beyond.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    North Coast
    Cost
    Free
  • ANSTO

    Competitions & awards

    Students create a public awareness poster that features a local wetland or coastal area and one of Australia’s 54 amazing species of shorebirds that may be found there.

    Education
    Primary (Year 3 to Year 6)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Brisbane City Council

    Places to visit

    Home to the Cosmic Skydome, Display Zone, Mini Theatre, Observatory and Sundial courtyard, the planetarium hosts astronomy programs and fascinating displays that visitors of all ages can enjoy.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • Solar Buddy

    School programs

    Curriculum aligned program where student work to build a solar powered lights to send to communities without reliable electricity or lighting. Mapped to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and includes educational resources and letter writing and delivery to those receiving the lights.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 5 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Solar Schools

    Resources

    Online

    Unit plans, lesson plans and hands-on activities designed around educating student using real time solar data. Aligned with the Australian Curriculum it helps teachers to engage and inspire students in STEM and sustainability.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 1 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Re-engineering Australia Foundation

    Competitions & awards

    A set of 3 space-based design challenges that create an exciting and fun learning environment for students and link design skills with careers available to in different industries today.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 5 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Engineering Link Group

    Competitions & awards

    A fun problem-solving challenge for students to plan, design and build a bridge from store-bought spaghetti and glue, requiring teamwork, creativity and planning.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 9)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland Museum

    Places to visit

    Offering interactive exhibits across 3 zones, live experiments at the science bar and hands on learning in the makers space. The lab is designed to spark imagination and bring out the inner scientist.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 1 to Year 8)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • The University of Queensland

    Workshops & events

    Biomedical research immersion programs for high school students aiming to deliver accessible education experiences that inspire students to consider STEM subjects and careers. Provides school students with a practical introduction to biomedical research and teachers with curriculum aligned professional development workshops.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Office of the Chief Scientist, Australian Government

    Resources

    Online

    Comprehensive directory of STEM activities occurring across Australia, connecting parents, students and teachers with their local and online STEM activities.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland University of Technology

    Tertiary education

    An opportunity for year 11 and 12 students to try university subjects, experience the university lifestyle and learn about the differences between high school and university.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • CQUniversity

    Tertiary education

    An initiative that provides students in year 10, 11 or 12 with a real university experience by combining school study with the challenge of university level study.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • State Library of Queensland

    Places to visit

    Online

    A public library with a range of different spaces to visit and enjoy and an online site containing easily accessible resources for students and teachers. Staff can help answer questions and offer research guidance.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • STEAM Powered Kids

    Holiday programs & clubs

    Programs and clubs to motivate student interest in STEM through discovery and exploration, outdoor games and hands-on experiments.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • STELR

    Resources

    Online

    A hands-on, inquiry-based and in-curriculum resources that shows students the relevancy of STEM to their lives. Provides career profiles highlighting study pathways to STEM jobs to increase student engagement.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Cool Australia

    Resources

    Online

    Evidence-based, curriculum-aligned education resources and professional development courses that help teachers and parents combine real-world issues with STEM theory to engage students.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Inspiring Australia

    Resources

    Online

    A collection of resources for facilitators of STEM clubs to draw on to design, deliver and evaluate dynamic and successful STEM club programs. Contains a range of information and resources in key content areas including club management, environment and evaluation.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland University of Technology

    Workshops & events

    A range of different events through the year providing STEM experiences to students regardless of background, gender, academic level or location.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Queensland Department of Education, Japanese Government

    Holiday programs & clubs

    An international 15-day program that engages students in STEM through immersive industry visits and offers an opportunity to improve language skills.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • CSIRO

    School programs

    A national volunteer program that facilitates partnerships between schools and industry to bring real STEM into the classroom. Teachers are matched with STEM professionals to increase students’ STEM skills, knowledge and confidence through different activities.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • STEM Punks Ventures Pty Ltd

    Workshops & events

    Programs in robotics, drones, electronics and advanced manufacturing to enable a rich and immersive learning experience for students with learning outcomes aligned with the Australian Curriculum. Also offers professional development for teachers.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • CSIRO

    Competitions & awards

    Online

    A recognition program for students and their supporters, where ‘Future Shapers’ get to design their own prize or experience to take their interest in real-world STEM further.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 5 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Bond University

    Tertiary education

    A program that gives year 11 and year 12 students the chance to undertake a university subject of their choosing concurrently with their high school studies. Students gain a deeper understanding of the university experience and a potential credit towards future university degrees.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Engineers Australia

    Resources

    Online

    Resources for teachers and parents to help engage students in STEM subjects, particularly engineering. Includes STEM toolkits for primary and high school students, free presentations, preparation materials and a range of programs.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 11 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Re-Engineering Australia Foundation

    Competitions & awards

    Program for students to design and build their own submarines and ROVS. Students get to explore additional scientific, engineering and manufacturing techniques as they progress.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 5 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • CSIRO

    Resources

    A program that combines the latest in climate science with education in sustainability. Designed to support teachers in encouraging student inquiry, literature research, experimental investigation and critical thinking.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 3 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • TAFE Queensland

    Tertiary education

    A program for year 10 to year 12 students to complete a nationally recognised qualification while still at school.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • TAFE Queensland

    Tertiary education

    A vocational education and training provider offering over 500 entry-level certificates to degree-level courses across a wide variety of industries. Provides students with pathways to their dream careers.

    Education
    Secondary, Tertiary (Year 12 and above)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Tangalooma Eco Marines

    School programs

    Different programs that aim to educate and empower young people in creating change. Includes mentoring, education, networking, events, online resources, challenges and activities with a key focus on kids teaching kids.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • TechGirls

    Competitions & awards

    A 12-week STEM entrepreneurship program where girls work in teams with a coach and mentor to gain awareness of STEM careers, develop their business and technology skills and grow their confidence with technology.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 2 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • The Archibull prize

    Competitions & awards

    Organisation providing engaging hands-on STEM education through professional development for teachers, student incursions and resources kits and books. Aims to foster students’ skills in technology, problem solving, teamwork and cooperation.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 4 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Australian Association of Mathmatics Teachers

    Resources

    Support for mathematics teachers to advance education. Includes professional learning opportunities, conferences and events, online resources, peer reviewed journal publication and advocacy.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • ACS and the Australian Government

    Workshops & events

    National ICT careers conference where students can explore careers in technology, gain insight into university life and make informed decisions about their future. Sessions cover careers paths, opportunities and the latest technological developments.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 9 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Queensland STEM Education Network

    Resources

    Online

    Online site with free resources for STEM education including information on tertiary STEM study options, glossary of education specific terms and links to other sites that provide free stem resources.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Santos

    Workshops & events

    Programs where students interested in science get to engage in a range of hands-on science activities under the guidance of professional scientists. Participants perform experiments in the laboratories, meet and hear senior lecturers in the lecture theatres, attend site visits and walk around and experience what it is like to be on the campus of a university or tertiary institution.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 9 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Australian Museum

    Competitions & awards

    A prize for scientifically conceived short films demonstrating a real scientific story. It encourages students to communicate a scientific concept in a way that is accessible and entertaining to the public while painlessly increasing their science knowledge.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 1 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • University of the Sunshine Coast

    School programs

    A 3-day industry and educational program where students get hands on experience in different industries and learn about avaliable education pathways. Includes STEM-based activities and the application of basic science, health and engineering fundamentals.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 9 to Year 11)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    North Coast
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Queensland Museum Network

    Places to visit

    Museum located in Ipswich that features exhibits on Australia's railway history including a working heritage railway workshop and a restored steam train fleet. Part of the Queensland Museum network and offers a range of interactive school programs.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • World Scholar's Cup hosted by Churchie

    Competitions & awards

    An international competition, consisting of 4 different event types, that encourages student teams to broaden their understanding across a range of topics.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 3 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Village Group of Companies

    Places to visit

    Village Road Show theme parks offerer a range of options for educational school visits that align with various STEM and non-STEM subjects.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute

    Competitions & awards

    Teams conduct sets of acid-base titrations to determine concentrations of weak acidic solutions for a chance to compete at a state or national level. For secondary students who enjoy chemistry to develop their scientific skills and understanding in a real laboratory environment.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • The University of Queensland

    Tertiary education

    A Brisbane based university with a range of degrees across many different STEM fields.  Has study options to match students interests, passions and career goals.

    Education
    Secondary, Tertiary (Year 12 and above)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • University of Southern Queensland

    Tertiary education

    A Toowoomba based university with a range of degrees across many different STEM fields. Has flexible study options so students can choose how to study and at what pace.

    Education
    Secondary, Tertiary (Year 12 and above)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • University of the Sunshine Coast

    Tertiary education

    A Sunshine Coast based university with a range of degrees across many different STEM fields. Provides quality teaching and great student support and experiences.

    Education
    Secondary, Tertiary (Year 12 and above)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    North Coast
    Cost
    Fee required
  • University of New South Wales

    Competitions & awards

    A science essay writing competition open to all Australian high school students in year 7 to year 10. The topic changes year to year and the winning essay is included in 'The Best Australian Science Writing' publication of that year.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 7 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • The University of Queensland

    Workshops & events

    Hands-on group workshops for high school students on architecture and design, computer science and IT, introducing them to STEM-related industry fields.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 8 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Virtual Excursions Australia

    Resources

    Online

    A collaborative network of content providers that enables learners from across Australia to have access to high quality innovative educational content.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Queensland Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water

    Resources

    Online

    Resources and curriculum activities that support the Australian Curriculum and help students learn about water and sustainable living.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 8)
    Audience
    Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Grok Academy

    Competitions & awards

    Online

    A 4-week web design competition where students complete a weekly design challenge and compete for places on a leader board.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 3 to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • WERAU

    Competitions & awards

    A competition for student teams to build and program robots or drones to complete a series of challenges, with the chance of competing internationally. Develops students love for coding and utilises technology for innovative learning.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 1 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Whitsunday STEM Challenge

    School programs

    A range of local experiences and competitions aiming to increase student STEM participation. Includes Pedal Prix, F1 in Schools, Robotics, Drones and Women in STEM activities.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Central Qld, North Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • Department of Environment and Science

    Resources

    Online

    Website providing information and learning resources for education about Australia’s native animals.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 10)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Department of Environment and Science

    Places to visit

    Wildlife parks in Queensland where students can see and learn about native birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Parks run educational school-based programs.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (All ages)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • The University of Queensland

    Workshops & events

    Events throughout the year that aim to convey to female students a sense of the possibilities and satisfaction that an engineering career can provide.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • Women in STEMM

    Resources

    Online

    An organisation that advocates for women in STEM and provides information on the resources available for those interested in STEM careers from school age and beyond.

    Education
    Secondary, Tertiary (Year 10 and above)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Wonder of Science

    School programs

    Program for students to engage in rigorous, real-world STEM learning . Encourages students to consider the exciting and diverse career pathways possible through STEM. Schools typically engage for 1 term each year.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 4 to Year 9)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland Museum Network

    Workshops & events

    A festival of science featuring STEM related workshops, lectures, conversations, performances and street science activities. Offers a chance for those outside of the science sphere to engage with and experience STEM ion a unique way.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Prep to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • The University of Queensland

    Holiday programs & clubs

    A 5-day camp that supports the tertiary study and career aspirations of senior secondary school students from disadvantaged backgrounds by engaging and mentoring them throughout their academic journeys.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 10)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld
    Cost
    Free
  • SAP and CSIRO

    Competitions & awards

    A science fair but for technology and innovation. Designed to encourage primary and high school students to solve real-world problems or showcase their passions using technology.

    Education
    Primary, Secondary (Year 3 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    South East Qld, North Qld
    Cost
    Fee required
  • Welcome Genome Campus

    Resources

    Online

    A resource for students to discover more about DNA, genes, genomes and their implications for health and society. Includes videos, activities, interactives, glossaries as well as in depth features and ethical discussions.

    Education
    Secondary (Year 8 to Year 12)
    Audience
    Students, Teachers, Parents
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free
  • Queensland University of Technology

    Workshops & events

    An outreach program that brings real scientific research laboratories directly into the primary classroom. Students meet and interact with actual scientists in their own labs through live and interactive online presentations that involve experiments, educational talks, two-way discussions and free question and answer time.

    Education
    Primary (Prep to Year 6)
    Audience
    Students
    Region
    Statewide
    Cost
    Free