Expressions of interest now open for 2021 Tech School programsNote: Expressions of interest are closed. Contact the Tech School if you would like to book a program.
The Ballarat Tech school invites expressions of interest in tentatively booking Tech School programs for 2021 delivery.
Note: Bookings cannot be confirmed at this stage. Once you have registered your interest, we will be in touch to begin confirming dates with you for 2021 delivery.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we endeavor to provide a fair service to all 17 partner schools in the Ballarat area.
2020 Ballarat Youth Awards
The Ballarat Tech School proudly sponsors 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 has a positive impact on their future by increasing their employability skills, engaging in meaningful learning and having fun along the way. The winner learns independently or as part of a learning network.
Congratulations to the winner of the 2020 STEM Award: Eliza Wallace.
Peter Doherty Science Award (PDSA) 2020
Submissions have closed.
The Peter Doherty Science Award recognises novel and creative research into solving everyday issues by students in the Ballarat region.
The Award competition is open to all secondary students in Years 7 – 10 from the Ballarat region. Students can enter in teams of 2 - 5 students.
Finalists will be invited to present their research report to a PDSA judging panel in November 2020.
CSIRO and Tech Schools' Bees with Backpacks Design Challenge 2020
Submissions have closed.
In partnership with CSIRO and sponsored by Telstra, selected Tech Schools are inviting young designers, coders and makers in Years 5-10 + VCAL to join a global project to save bees from extinction.
Students will study food security, bees and bee behaviour to design a local habitat to increase bee activity. Finalists will be mentored by industry to prepare their pitch for the ultimate bee-friendly habitat.
Students will learn the importance of honeybees in maintaining biodiversity across the world and will explore the issues behind the decline of bee populations over the past five decades.
Remote learning programs
The team at Ballarat Tech School (BTS) is pleased to continue supporting partner schools with a range of remote learning activities.
If BTS partner schools would like any additional information about how we can assist to incorporate our programs into your schedule please contact us. We are available to provide remote assistance via phone, email or a MS Teams virtual meeting, and we can attend any virtual classrooms for a Q&A session with students or to provide an overview of program content.
Request access to our remote learning programs. Once your details are registered, an account will be created for you and you will receive your password via email.
Any questions about our program offerings or suggestions about how we can assist you during this period of remote leaning, please do not hesitate to contact the Ballarat Tech School.