Science Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc.



Welcome to the Science Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc.
The Science Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (STAV) is a professional association for all science educators.

A number of STAV activities are managed by Science Victoria:

Professional development

STAV Conferences and other Professional Development.

Student activities

STAV student activities including
Science Talent Search

and others.

STAV Publishing

STAV Publishing trial exams, publications and other resources.


STAV events and activites

For dates of annual events and conferences check the STAV events calendar.


Communique to members and stakeholders: COVID-19 Read here ... Recent Update

STAV Online Member Community read here

Supporting the teaching of Science in times of remote learning:  Highlighting the importance of Laboratory Technicians read here


Available to view: STAV's LabTalk & Let's Find Out 2020 Edition 1

LabTalk Volume 64 No 1 view here
Let's Find Out Volume 37 No 1view here

2020 STAV STEM Metro and Lab Tech Conference

Theme for Lab Tech Conference: Supporting STEM in the Classroom
Theme for STEM Conference:
STEM for All

Date: TBA

Keynote: Dr Noel Cogan, Molecular Genetics Genomics and Cellular Sciences, Agriculture Victoria Research

Further Details Here


2020 STAV STEM Regional Conference

Theme: Regional Connections: Advancing STEM Education

Date: TBA

Keynotes: Dr Amanda Caples, Victoria’s Lead Scientist & Krystal De Napoli, Indigenous Astronomer Monash University

Further Details Here


2020 STAVCON Conference
Theme: STAVCON 2020: A Vision for The Future

Date: Friday 27 November

Venue: La Trobe University
Keynote: Lisa Harvey-Smith (WiSTEM Ambassador)

Further Details Here


VCE STUDY DESIGNS – 12 month extension to accreditation periods read here

Australian School Science Information Support for Teachers and Technicians (ASSIST) e-News March 2020 Update
Read here


Science ASSIST is shifting to a subscription model - read here further details


ASTA Media Release COVID-19 and Impact on Science Teachers read here


The Department of Education and Training has published a Learning From Home web page to provide advice to schools about how they can support learning continuity for children and young people during disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) read more

VCE Conference Series 2020 - Feedback

We value your feedback.



Currently a History Celebrating STAV’s 75 year history is being written. If you have any old photos taken at any STAV events or documents that record any aspect of STAV’s work that we may copy and include in STAV’s historical archives please contact either Rod Fawns at or Dick Gunstone at and we will call you back as soon as possible. The donors of any such materials will be acknowledged with the items in the archives.


Science Talent Search 2020

2020 theme is: Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans

2020 Handbook Available February


For more information about STS including dates, handbook,sponsorship, judging information and exhibition and presentation day, go to the STS website.

If you would like a poster to help promote Science Talent Search in your school, contact the STS project officer.


National Science Week 2020

Date: 15 - 23 August 2020

Theme: 'Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans'



The following link provides a series of videos of profiles of Women in STEM Careers and Entrepreneurship.

WomenInSTEM Video Resources


CSIRO: Bring real-life STEM into your classroom

The STEM Professionals in Schools program partners teachers with STEM professionals to enhance STEM teaching practices and support engaging STEM education in Australian schools. STEM Professionals in Schools is run by CSIRO and funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. The program is free for teachers and schools to be a part of.

Apply now:



Past records of STAV's responses to enquiries and other reports.

STAV is on Facebook and Twitter

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Science Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. acknowledges the support of the Department of Education and Training through the Strategic Partnerships Program.

Department of Education and Training



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