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.

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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 (PDF file, 498.76 kb)

Ballarat STEM Network: Marine Tech Innovation

Tue 3rd December | 4.45 - 6.15pm

The Ballarat STEM Network in partnership with IBM Australia invites you to hear from Dr Vanessa Pirotta, a marine scientist largely focused on the conservation of marine wildlife.  Her pioneering whale research resulted in the development of the  world’s first drones with remotely operated flip-lid petri dishes (to minimise sample contamination) for collecting biological health samples from whale blow remotely- a step forward in global technological applications for non-invasive whale research and greatly improving existing drone technology.


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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Ballarat Tech School 2020 Learning Programs

In 2020 BTS will continue to deliver programs that prepare students for success in a rapidly changing world through STEAM industry-based programs and projects.

BTS programs will continue to be FREE to all seventeen Partner Schools.

Programs or activities range from 1 day to 4 days and BTS will work with Partner Schools to make the booking structure work for their school.

2020 Learning Program Overview

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.

CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the STEM Award: Tobias Soul

Youth awards