Discover Ballarat excursions

Wednesday 16 October | 4.30 - 6.30pm

Local primary and secondary teachers are invited to the Ballarat Tech School to learn about our region's many excursion and incursion destinations.

Featuring a keynote presentation from Ballarat-born education pioneer Sophie Fenton and great individual and class prizes (including free excursions!), this free event is not to be missed.

Read more about it (and the free childcare that's on offer) and book your tickets.


TOM: Melbourne is coming to Ballarat

23 - 24 Nov

TOM (Tikkun Olam Makers) have some very exciting news to share with you all. TOM: Melbourne is coming to Ballarat. That's right, they're running the first ever Regional Makeathon, in partnership with Victoria State Government and Ballarat Tech School.

TOM: Melbourne develop assistive technology solutions for people living with disabilities.

Learn more


STEAM learning programs - Professional development

25 and 26 November | 9am - 3.30pm

FREE to all partner school staff.

In preparation for the 2020 school year, we invite partner schools to attend the 'STEAM Learning Program; preparing for jobs of the future PD'. BTS is committed to supporting schools to embed and design STEAM learning within their whole school framework.

Partner schools are encouraged to send teaching teams.

Registration form


Premier's Sustainability Awards 2019 - Finalist

Ballarat Tech School has been announced as a finalist in the Education category in this year's Premier's Sustainability Awards for our War on Waste - Precious Plastic Program.

The Premier's Sustainability Awards celebrates people working to reduce the impact of climate change and to create a better future for us all.


Action - Reaction White Night installation

Did you miss the magic of White Night in Ballarat?

If you did don’t worry as here is your chance to see Action - Reaction including the magic rainbow bike powered wall, the Great Decision Maker, grand gears with AR lightbulb and Annie's images of spark.

Thanks a bunch to the Girls in STEM designers, Steph Wallace, Marcia King - Artwork, Albert Ferguson, Demi Gerardi and NJW Designs.

And to quote the cool kids as they ventured out of the installation "that was so much fun!”

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Peter Doherty Science Award (PDSA)

The PDSA is an initiative of Committee for Ballarat and Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty for year 9 and 10 students to solve an everyday issue by undertaking research using the scientific method.

Class bookings are open.

Prizes $1000 ($400 student team and $600 school).

Program brief


2019 City of Ballarat Youth Awards

The Ballarat Tech School is proudly sponsoring the STEM Award.

The STEM Award aims to recognise the power STEM learners have to change the world and the future by harnessing science, technology, engineering and maths in innovative ways. The winner will have a positive impact on their future by increasing their employability skills, engaging in meaningful learning and having fun along the way. The winner may learn independently or as part of a learning network.

Youth awards