Free access for partner schools
Students attend Tech Schools for single or multi-day programs while remaining enrolled in their home school. Tech Schools are free for partner schools to access, and free transport is provided between the partner school and the Tech School.
Tech Schools do not offer trade training or qualifications.
Remote and virtual programs available statewide
Tech Schools offer a range of remote and virtual STEM programs which are available to schools across the state. Remote and virtual programs may consist of a single session or run over several days.
Where required, the Tech School will provide program-specific equipment, teacher delivery guides, pre-learning activities and post-activity learning suggestions.
Programs designed to meet students’ needs
Tech School program offerings are designed with input from partner schools to ensure they enhance the curriculum and benefit teachers. Programs are mapped to the Victorian Curriculum and designed to complement the learning experience at school.
Tech Schools focus on students’ needs at each stage of their education. Programs foster students’ skills and interests in STEM throughout their secondary years, offering engaging discovery and taster programs for Years 7-10, and enrichment and extension courses for Years 11-12.
Professional learning for teachers
Tech Schools offer opportunities for teacher professional learning, which can be tailored to meet a school or teachers’ needs. Professional learning programs may focus on specific technologies or equipment. Others focus on pedagogical approaches in STEM, including the , which provides a three-day introduction to design thinking and its applications in classroom and leadership practice.
Reviewed 03 August 2023