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For teachers

Tech Schools provide local schools with free programs which are mapped to the curriculum and tailored to meet students’ needs.

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 are open to students from their local government, Catholic and independent schools. Check if your school is in a Tech School locationExternal Link .

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.

Contact your nearest Tech School to learn more and book.

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.

Programs can be further tailored to meet partner schools’ individual needs. Contact your local Tech School to find out more about what they can offer your students.

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 Design2Innovate courseExternal Link , which provides a three-day introduction to design thinking and its applications in classroom and leadership practice.

Contact your local Tech School to learn more about professional learning opportunities.

Reviewed 03 August 2023


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