Biology | Environmental Science | Chemistry | Psychology |Physics


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: Contemporary Science, Continuity and Change. 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 1,000 Science teachers throughout the series from Monday 12 February through to Friday 16 February 2024. One key hallmark of STAV’s conferences, is the quality of its conference programs. This is due to STAV’s long-held commitment to ‘hero’ the educator. Hence, at the core of STAV’s conference design has always been the philosophy of teachers educating teachers across a range of relevant contemporary issues and practice.

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 Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science and Psychology.  

We will keep you up to date with the keynote speakers shortly. Alongside the upcoming inspirational keynote addresses, STAV’s VCE Conference Series 2024 will present chief assessors’ reports, VCAA updates, discussion panels, and practical workshops. Please note that the University of Melbourne’s Biology, Chemistry and Physics laboratories are available for suitably qualified presenters, and that additional risk assessment requirements will apply.  


VCE Biology Conference | Monday 12 February 2024 VCE

VCE Biology – Call for sessions Form 

VCE Environmental Science Conference | Tuesday 13 February 2024  

VCE Environmental Science – Call for sessions Form  

VCE Chemistry Conference | Wednesday 14 February 2024  

VCE Chemistry – Call for sessions Form 

VCE Psychology Conference | Thursday 15 February 2024  

VCE Psychology – Call for sessions Form 

VCE Physics Conference | Friday 16 February 2024 

 VCE Physics – Call for sessions Form


We encourage you to submit multiple sessions across more than one conference, should that be reflective of your interests and expertise. The workshop duration is between 45-90 minutes, and this includes time for participant questions, networking, and discussion.  

Furthermore, 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, you can enquire with us to request the support of a mentor to guide you. Please go to the relevant link/s to application forms below to register your session/s.  

This ‘VCE Conference Series 2024 Call for Sessions’ will close at 11.59pm (AEST) on Sunday 20 August 2023. 

You will receive an initial email acknowledging that your application has been delivered successfully. Please also check junk/spam inboxes. STAV receives a large number of high-quality submissions each year. The review process takes approximately three to four weeks, after which time you will receive notification of the application outcome. We anticipate this taking place in early September 2023.  

Should you have any questions in relation to the process, please contact: Terrie Said, STAV Events Coordinator on (03) 9385 3999 or  

The VCE Conference Series 2024 sponsor prospectus will be released in August 2023. Further updates can be found across STAV’s social media, in member newsletters, and on the STAV website. 

As a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation, STAV does not offer payment to its presenters. We trust you understand that the benefits of presenting at a STAV conference by far outweigh any prospect of payment. You will be supported by STAV’s highly professional and expert Events Management team with a deep understanding of the needs of education professionals. Above all, we know that members of our presenter family derive a deep sense of satisfaction and professional growth which comes from sharing, collaborating and networking at STAV’s events.

We thank you again for your time and interest, and we hope to see you presenting at STAV’s VCE Conference Series next year.  

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