national stem school education strategy
Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Students

STEM Programs

ME Program

ME Program Stage 5 iStem Course -  Stage 5 iStem syllabus, Year 9 program, Year 10 program and resources

STEM Program Index

STEM Program Index - Over 250 active programs catering to hundreds of schools and thousands of students across the country. STEM programs provided by businesses, universities, science and education agencies and government departments.

University of New South Wales - Girls do the maths

Girls do the maths annual workshops for Year 11 and 12 students

Scientists and Mathematicians in schools

Scientists and mathematicians in schools is a national volunteer program bringing real science, mathematics and ICT into the classroom.

University of Wollongong – STEM Programs and Initiatives

The University of Wollongong runs a number of STEM programs and initiatives

F1 in schools

The F1 in schools challenge delivers industry-standard technology into schools with students as young as 10 designing, testing and making miniature F1 cars capable of 80km/h.

Australian STEM Video Game Challenge

ACER has launched an Australian STEM Video Game Challenge in Australia.


The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) are independent skills-based assessments with a competition element. The assessments comprise eight Digital Technologies tests, eleven English tests, eleven Maths tests, eleven Science tests, five Spelling tests and ten Writing tests.


Creativity in science and technology (CREST) is a non-competitive awards program supporting students to design and carry out their own open-ended science investigation or technology project.

Science Bootcamp

Science bootcamp is an immersive CSIRO science experience for secondary school students. CSIRO Education and Outreach host science bootcamp in various capital cities throughout the year.

Digital Careers

Digital Careers is a collaborative national initiative of industry, research, primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions (universities and TAFE), and government focused on reducing the critical shortage of Australian ICT professionals by raising awareness and interest in ICT careers. Digital Careers focuses on primary and secondary school students, parents, curriculum teachers and school based career advisors.

Intel® Teach Elements

Intel® Teach Elements is a series of 4 free, interactive eLearning courses that can be taken anytime, anywhere. These compelling courses have been localised for Australia and provide deeper exploration of key 21st century learning concepts for all teachers.

FIRST® Robotics Australia

FIRST Robotics is an internationally acclaimed robotics program that inspires a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in young people. FIRST Australia was established at Macquarie University in 2006. Since then, FIRST Australia has partnered with schools and universities across Australia with teams and competitions held in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. University of Sydney hosts The Drop Bears -

University of Newcastle - Science & Engineering Challenge

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a nationwide STEM* outreach program presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with communities, Rotary clubs, universities and sponsors. Through the Challenge, students experience aspects of Science and Engineering which they would not usually see in their school environment. The Challenge focuses on inspiring students in year 10 to consider a future career in science and engineering by choosing to study the enabling sciences and mathematics in years 11 and 12.