Organisations

​STEM-related partnerships

Are you an employer or related support organisation?

Through the Education State, we are striving to build an education system that produces excellence and reduces the impact of disadvantage. We are striving to deliver world-class teaching of science, technologies, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in every school, which will help deliver a skilled workforce for the future. Complementing support for our educational community, VicSTEM helps not-for-profit organisations and STEM-related industries support the STEM agenda in Victoria.

Strategic Partnerships Program (SPP)

The Strategic Partnerships Program provides funding to not-for-profit organisations to deliver programs to improve student achievement, engagement, health and wellbeing and/or teacher capacity. The SPP includes a STEM stream with several professional learning and student engagement programs.

The following SPP programs focus on STEM:

  • Inquiring Minds: Develop Research Skills in Science Program (CSIRO Education and Outreach) 
  • Design, Make, Think – Primary Design and Technologies (Design and Technology Teachers Association of Victoria)• 
  • Digital technologies: Curriculum and Connections Program (Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria) 
  • Meeting Diverse Student Mathematical Learning Needs
  • Stimulus Workshops for rural Year 9 and 10 students who are gifted or talented in mathematics (Mathematical Association of Victoria) 
  • Creative Innovation in Regional Victoria (Discovery Science and Technology Centre) 
  • Building teacher capacity to deliver engaging and challenging science programs (Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria)
  • Nurturing and sustaining TEAM:P through the innovative use of digital technologies ( Mathematical Association of Victoria).

For more information, see: Strategic Partnerships

Are you an organisation interested in supporting VicSTEM?

If you are an organisation interested in supporting VicSTEM, please contact us through the VicSTEM mailbox: vicstem@edumail.vic.gov.au

Are you a school interested in working with STEM-related organisations or industries?

If you are a school interested in enriching your STEM program, VicSTEM can facillate contact with your school and STEM-related organisations or industries. Please contact us through the VicSTEM mailbox: vicstem@edumail.vic.gov.au
 

STEM-related professional organisations

Victorian Skills Commissioner (VSC)

The Victorian Skills Commissioner is responsible for providing strategic guidance and facilitating a tripartite approach between government, industry and trade unions to provide advice on training and skills needs across Victoria. 

For more information, see: Victorian Skills Commissioner

Australia's Chief Scientist

Australia’s Chief Scientist provides high-level independent advice to the Prime Minister and other Ministers on matters relating to science, technology and innovation. They also hold the position of Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Science Council to identify challenges and opportunities for Australia that can be addressed, in part, through science.

For more information, see: Australia's Chief Scientist

Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)

AMSI aims to improve mathematical capacity and capability in the Australian community through its support of high-quality mathematics education and experiences in schools and tertiary insitutions. It also promotes research collaboration through its events and programs.

Australian Academy of Science

The Academy champions, celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science, promotes international scientific engagement, builds public awareness and understanding of science and provides independent, authoritative and influential scientific advice.

For more information, see: Australian Academy of Science

Mathematical Association of Victoria

The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) is a membership driven association that provides a voice, leadership and professional support for mathematical education. MAV provides services including professional development, action research based numeracy improvement programs in schools, Active Maths accredited schools, and many other activities, to promote and improve mathematics education. 

For more information, see: Mathematical Association of Victoria

Office of the Lead Scientist

The Office of the Lead Scientist advocates the importance of science, technology and innovation to building the skills for Victoria's future industries. It also provides high-level advice strategic advice to assist in science and innovation policy development and fosters links between relevant organisations.

For more information, see: Office of the Lead Scientist