VCE Conference Serie 2023

Call for Sessions is now open

Biology | Environmental Science | Chemistry | Psychology |Physics

Established in 1943, The Science Teachers Association of Victoria (STAV) is the pre-eminent state Science teacher member association, representing and advocating for all involved in science education across the state of Victoria. STAV provides a range of exemplary resources and services to support those in science education, from early educators and primary teachers through to secondary school and tertiary educators. 

Next year, the VCE Conference Series will be held at The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus, Victoria and the chosen theme applicable across all the VCE disciplines is: Sustainability Through a Science Lens. We trust you will enjoy exploring this theme as you create experiences for teachers which will lead and inspire excellence. We also encourage you to address the specific needs of teachers in your chosen discipline, in light of changes to the respective VCE Study Designs. 

As you would be aware, STAV’s VCE Conference Series is a key feature in the calendars of VCE teachers of the Sciences. We anticipate engaging over 1000 Science teachers throughout the series from Monday 13 February through to Friday 17 February 2023. 

The intended audience includes not only teachers of the VCE Sciences but also laboratory technicians, members of the education research community and tertiary sector, and all others with an interest in VCE Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics and Psychology. 

Keynote speakers (more to be announced!)

* Dr Euan Ritchie, Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Centre for Integrative Ecology and School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University

* Professor Don Driscoll, Director of the Centre for Integrative Ecology in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University

Further information about keynote speakers and bios will be available soon!

Along with inspirational keynote addresses, STAV’s VCE Conference Series 2023 will present chief assessors’ reports, VCAA updates, discussion panels and practical workshops. Please note that the University’s Biology, Chemistry and Physics laboratories are available for suitably qualified presenters, and that additional risk assessment requirements will apply. 

The duration of workshops is typically 45 or 90 minutes. This includes time for participant questions, networking and discussion. One key hallmark of STAV’s conferences, is the quality of its conference programs. This is largely due to STAV’s long-held commitment to ‘hero’ the educator. Hence, at the core of its conference design is the philosophy of teachers educating teachers across a range of contemporary issues relevant to practitioners.  

As a NFP organization, STAV does not offer payment to its presenters and we trust you understand that the benefits of presenting at a STAV conference by far outweigh any prospect of payment. All workshop presenters (and one co-presenter per workshop) will receive complimentary registration to the conference as well as a small gift of thanks. If you are new to presenting, support is available to mentor and guide you. You need only enquire. 

Please go to the relevant link/s to application forms below to register your session/s. We encourage you to submit multiple sessions across more than one conference, should that be reflective of your interests and expertise. 

VCE Biology Conference 2023 
Date: Monday 13 February 2023 

VCE Environmental Science Conference 2023 
Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023 

VCE Chemistry Conference 2023 
Date: Wednesday 15 February 2023 

VCE Psychology Conference 2023
Date: Thursday 16 February 2023 

VCE Physics Conference 2023 
Date: Friday 17 February 2023 

Applications closing date has now been extended to Friday 2 December 2022.

Successful applicants will be advised by a member of the STAV team soon thereafter. 

Should you have any questions in relation to the process, please contact: STAV Administration Officer (03) 9385 3904 or