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External resources

The inclusion of the following links is for teacher reference purposes and does not constitute VCAA endorsement of the views and/or materials contained on these sites.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Education Programs

Explore the range of engaging science programs based on real CSIRO science for schools and students. Includes CREST, Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools, and Sustainable Futures

Cool Australia

Cool Australia is a not for profit organisation that provides curriculum-linked free access resources for teachers and students including online materials and teacher professional development. The learning activities are year level specific and align with the Victorian Curriculum. 

MoneySmart Teaching  

ResourceSmart Schools

ResourceSmart Schools helps schools reduce costs while giving students the opportunity to learn about sustainability in a tangible and realistic environment.

Teacher Earth Science Education Programme

The Teacher Earth Science Education Programme (TESEP) is supported by the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) as well as a range of industry partners and offers primary and secondary school resources related to Earth and space sciences.

Teacher professional associations

Environment Education Victoria

Environmental Education Victoria promotes the development of environmental education and sustainable behaviour change in both formal education and community settings and offers professional support to practitioners in the field including the production of resource materials and delivery of professional development events and conferences for environmental and sustainability education practitioners.

Science Teachers Association of Victoria (STAV)

STAV provides leadership, support, services, programs and resources for all levels of science education. 

Specialist science and mathematics centres

Victoria’s six specialist science and mathematics centres offer a unique insight into new technologies and research through onsite and outreach education programs for students of all ages and professional development activities for teachers. 

The centres are:

Vicphysics Teachers’ Network

The network is open to any person interested in physics education and is comprised of Victorian teachers and academics. The group supports physics education in Victoria through numerous activities including organising professional development activities for teachers.