Connecting Victoria's STEM Ecosystem

Increasing participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in secondary schools

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills are increasingly in demand in our rapidly changing world.

This map shows the exciting programs and activities across Victoria to encourage young people to engage with STEM. It provides a navigational tool to enable connections across the system.

Please click on the map to enlarge. 

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More details about each of these initiatives or organisations can be found in the topic headings below. 

Teachers and students can also refer to the Victorian STEM map for programs, events, professional learning and resources.

For a national collection of STEM activities and providers, see the STARportal.  

STEM Specialists

STEM - Department of Education and Training

Design and Technology Teachers Association Victoria

Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria

Science Teacher Association of Victoria

Mathematical Association of Victoria

Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute

Geography Teachers Association of Victoria

VicPhys - Vicphysics Teachers' Network

Australian Data Science Education Institute

Distance Education

Distance Education Centre Victoria

Emerging Science Victoria

Learners Voice in Virtual Learning

Virtual Excursions Australia  

Supporting Resources




Melbourne's Water Story 

Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Video Series

Digital Technologies Hub 

Math Pathways

AMSI Maths Adds


The STARportal 

Digital Careers

Sustainable Futures

STEM Focused Schools

Ballarat Tech School 

Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School 

Bendigo Tech School

Casey Tech School 

Geelong Tech School 

Gippsland Tech School

Monash Tech School 

Whittlesea Tech School

Wyndham Tech School 

Yarra Ranges Tech School 




Gene Technology Access Centre 

Quantum Victoria 

Victorian Space Science Education Centre

John Monash Science School

Elizabeth Blackburn Sciences 

Suzanne Cory High School

Nossal High School

University Outreach

Science in Schools

Engineering and IT Schools Program

Strengthening Engagement and Achievement in Mathematics and Science 

Residential Indigenous Science Experience

Deakin Engagement and Access Program  

Life Sciences Outreach Program

IT Outreach Program 

Engineering Outreach Program 

Architecture Outreach Program 

Engineering and Science Engagement Programs 

I Belong in STEM program 

STEM Ambassadors in Schools

Science, Health and Engineering Outreach Programs 

Uni Bridges 


Inspire Me 

Year 8 Engineering Challenge 

STEM Talks


Strengthening Engagement and Achievement in Mathematics and Science 

FLEET Education and Outreach 

Swinburne University STEM Enrichment 

Holiday Program and Kids Clubs 

BASF Kids' Lab 

LabRats Science Club  

The Science Experience 

Spark Engineering Camp 

CSIRO Science Bootcamps

Maths Camp

Code Club Australia 

Code Camp




Awards and Competitions

Science and Engineering Challenge 

Vex Robotics Competition 

FIRST Lego League and Robotics Competition 

F1 in Schools 

Other competitions 

Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest 

Aurecon Bridge Building Competition 

BrainSTEM Innovation Challenge 

Victorian Model Solar Vehicle State Challenge 

Games Net 

Australian STEM Video Game Challenge


Cyber Victoria Skills Challenge 

Programming Challenge for Girls 

Victorian Schools Games and App Challenge 

Australian Brain Bee Challenge 

Science Talent Search

Maths Talent Quest  

Australian Science Olympiads 

Australian Mathematical Olympiad

BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards

Creativity in Research Engineering Science and Technology (CREST)

RACI Competitions 

Networks, Partnerships and Mentoring 

Real-Time Learning 

Social Enterprise in Schools 

STEM Learning Hub - Social Ventures Australia 



Code the Future

The Young Scientists of Australia

STEM Professionals in Schools   

Places to Visit 

Zoos Victoria 

Museums Victoria 

Melbourne Aquarium


Discovery Science and Technology Centre 

Royal Botanic Gardens of Victoria 

Geelong Botanic Gardens 

Phillip Island Nature Parks

Wilsons Promontory Education Centre 

Western Water  

Gippsland Water Factory Vortex Centre 

Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre 

Amphibian Research Centre Educational Tours  

CERES Education

Gould League  

KIOSC Discovery Centre 

Science Gallery 

Ballarat Observatory

Ballarat Wildlife Park

Penshurst Volcanoes Discovery Centre 


Page last updated: 7 November 2018