Science and Mathematics Specialist Centres – Virtual Learning Programs

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

The Victorian network of Science and  Mathematics Specialist Centres puts creative and innovative experiences, cutting edge technology and the latest research at students’ fingertips.

Imagine taking your students on an excursion to the surface of Mars, or letting them take control of the famous Parkes radio telescope to experience real-time astronomical discovery. Picture giving your students the opportunity to design and create 3D print objects, explore wetlands, sample water quality and identify flora and fauna.

Exciting opportunities are available for students across Victoria. Investigate the options available at the network of Science and Mathematics Specialist Centres, visit the centres or access the outreach programs in your school or online.

For more information, see:

  • BioLAB: provides students with real world experiences and challenges them to apply their science and maths skills to better understand their own body, health and wellness.
  • Earth Ed: provides students with engaging and hands-on approach to science investigations focusing on renewable energy, climate science, sustainability and geology.
  • Ecolinc: uses the rich resources of the local area and latest in technology to create authentic environmental learning experiences focusing on the development and delivery of innovative educational programs addressing environmental sustainability.
  • Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC): is an innovative and collaborative educational environment where Victorian students in Years 5 – 12 and educators access life science expertise through engagement with practicing scientists, contemporary knowledge and technology.
  • Quantum Victoria: provides a blend of exciting onsite, online and outreach programs – with a focus on games technology, virtual reality and simulated experiences, programming and coding, 3D printing, robotics and physical sciences.
  • Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC): offer over 30 hands-on programs that provide sensory rich, hands-on, scenario-based science experiences, including a Mission to Mars.
  • John Monash Science School is Victoria's first specialist secondary school focusing on science, mathematics and associated technologies and provides sessions for schools and students passionate about STEM.