ASTA enjoys a diverse array of partnerships with government, industry and others within the wider science and education ecosystem.

Our Partners make it possible for us to deliver an amazing array of events, programs and resources that benefit school science educators nationally. Through these partnerships we are able to build a strong and vibrant school science education community.

To our Partners we say thank you.

If you would like to partner with us, please contact us [email protected]

Aerobotics Global

Aerobotics Global is a robotics education and learning centre, based out of Melbourne, which provides advanced robotics and programming courses. ABG also offer online robotics and coding programs for kids. With an aim to lead the way in coding for robotics education, we deliver the highest quality learning experience to our clients.

Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST)

Formed in 1967, The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) represents food system professionals working in all facets of the food industry: food science, food technology, engineering, sensory, new product development, innovation, regulatory, QA, nutrition, microbiology, and food safety, as well as those in leadership positions within the academic, industry and private sectors. 

Our key pillars are grow, learn, connect and champion.

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) 

ANSTO is the home of Australia’s most significant scientific infrastructure for research. Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year. Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment. 

We have a broad range of programs that support secondary school science curriculum outcomes and encourage students to consider careers in STEM. These include the training and development of science teachers nationally, school tours, online learning, authentic STEM experience for students and numerous school resources and teaching aids. Click here to find out more or email [email protected]

Australian Science Innovations

Australian Science Innovations (ASI) is Australia’s premier provider of innovative and challenging science programs, competitions, and residential camps for high achievers, such as the Australian Science Olympiads. Our vision is to contribute to building Australia’s scientific community through inspiring and developing our best science students.

BHP Foundation

The BHP Foundation works to address some of the most critical global sustainable development challenges facing our generation. By working in partnership with others we seek to raise the bar, find new solutions and set new standards for the future. In Australia we focus on Indigenous governance, and programs that harness the potential of young people through initiatives related to early childhood development, education in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and mental health and wellbeing. 

Bush Blitz

Bush Blitz is Australia’s largest nature discovery program – a unique multi-million-dollar partnership between the Australian Government through Parks Australia and the Australian Biological Resources Study, BHP and Earthwatch Australia to document plants and animals across Australia. Since the program began in 2010 Bush Blitz has discovered more than 1700 new species and has added thousands of species records to what is already known, increasing our scientific knowledge to help us protect our biodiversity for generations to come.


As Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO is solving the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. CSIRO collaborates with ASTA to deliver the BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards, Australia’s most prestigious school science and engineering awards.

 A trusted leader in STEM education, CSIRO programs aim to inspire the pursuit of further STEM education among students and the community, to equip the emerging workforce with tomorrow’s skill sets, and to strengthen collaboration between industry and classrooms across Australia.

Earthwatch Australia 

At Earthwatch Australia we believe that sustainability can only be achieved if there is active involvement of people from all sectors of the community. As a citizen science and education driven organisation, we’re all about connecting people with nature and empowering them to take action in key areas where we can have the most impact and collectively create a society that lives in balance with nature.

Naval Shipbuilding College 

STEM careers in Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding Industry. Modern shipbuilding is highly technical and incorporates cutting-edge engineering, technology and systems. With up to $183 billion invested by the Australian Government, and 15,000 people needed at the peak of work, Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding Industry is growing rapidly. This is great news for young Australians seeking secure and dynamic careers!

Work will span more than three decades with up to 23 classes of vessels to be built for the Royal Australian Navy. The shipbuilding industry will need thousands of people with science, engineering and mathematics skills for a wide range of roles.

To find out more, visit

Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)

The Primary English Teaching Association Australia is a national, not-for-profit professional association supporting primary school educators in the teaching and learning of English and literacies across the curriculum.

Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)

PIEFA is the lead body for primary industries education in Australia. We strategically facilitate, coordinate and promote food and fibre education initiatives to teachers, schools and the broader community. Through this engage Australian schools in education of food and fibre production and primary industries careers. PIEFA operates as a national not for profit company, with minimal overheads, governed by a skills-based board of directors with membership from the government, industry and education sectors.

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

Questacon’s vision is for a better future for all Australians through engagement with science, technology and innovation. Questacon plays a key role in helping to build a foundation of science knowledge and understanding in the Australian community. As a critical asset of the Australian Government, Questacon provides programs and activities for individuals, schools and communities focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to support economic development and science literacy. We engage, connect and inspire Australians with innovative learning experiences and increased awareness of the importance of STEM skills and careers. In particular, we encourage young Australians to participate in STEM disciplines to help build the workforce of the future.

Rowe Scientific Pty. Ltd. 

At Rowe Scientific Pty Ltd, we believe that the future of Australia is tightly linked to our advances in science and are proud to support and supply a range of scientific equipment and consumables suitable for primary and secondary schools at affordable prices.

We can help bring science into your classroom by providing your needs for items such as Glassware, Plasticware, Crystal growing consumables, basic Chemicals, Balances, Bunsen burners, Buffers, Meters and more.

Please feel free to explore and discover more at

Tall Poppy Campaign

The Tall Poppy Campaign recognises, and celebrate Australian intellectual and scientific excellence and to encourage younger Australians to follow in the footsteps of our outstanding achievers.

Click here for more information and content material.

Science Tall Tales: videos of the what, why and and some of the pretty weird things in the name of science. Check out our videos here

AQ: Australian Quarterly Australia’s oldest public affairs journal; providing evidence-informed debate in as accessible style .AQ is unique in Australia’s publishing landscape, pushing back against the trends of subjective truth and media spin. Link to

The Santos Science Experience

The Santos Science Experience is a national science outreach program for year nine and ten students that began in 1990.This unique program has already offered over 70,000 of Australia’s year nine and ten students the opportunity to participate at a University campus in a program that offers experimental fun in science, engineering and technology, whilst learning about and discussing possible careers and experiencing university life at first hand.

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Phone : 0428 219 438
Email : [email protected]
Post :  PO Box 334, Deakin West ACT 2600

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