Teacher events

We run conferences, networking and training for chemistry teachers 



New VCE Chemistry Study Design

We will hold implementation workshops for the 2023 Chemistry Study Design throughout 2022. More information will be available here once the Study Design is released.



Ken Mappin Award

Scholarship for early career teachers

The Ken Mappin Prize is awarded each year to the best Education student who is studying a chemistry method. The prize is a certificate and $1000. Applications are due by Friday 4 November. 

Mentoring and Networks
  • We run a mentoring program for early career teachers that is particularly tailored to teachers who are in small rural schools. Apply here.

  • Prospective mentors can apply here


  • The Early Career Chemistry Network have a vibrant and supportive Facebook group and regular meetings. Contact Alex Colussa or go to the Facebook page for more information. 




Chemistry Olympiad Training Program

The 14-week training program is offered by CEA and The University of Melbourne and covers all concepts in Year 12 Chemistry as well as selected first year university topics. Aside from being excellent preparation for the Australian Olympiad Exam, it's a fantastic extension program for Year 11 students and an excellent head start for Year 12.

Sessions run on Monday evenings,  5:30-7:30pm, on 7, 21, 28 March, 4, 11 April, 2 May - 6 June and 11 - 25 July (avoiding School/Public Holidays). The program will almost entirely be online, with our final session to be held at the University of Melbourne, (Covid-permitting).

Cost: $330 per student

VCE Chemistry Revision Lectures

This full day revision lecture will take you through the whole of Units 3 and 4 of VCE chemistry with study tips and hints on the best ways to answer exam questions. You'll get live answers to all your questions with fantastic preparation for the final exam. The sessions are presented by Lanna Derry, who is a highly experienced chemistry teacher and exam marker, Head of Science at Tintern Grammar School and  author of many chemistry textbooks for VCE and IB.

The program is primarily for students in regional or low SES schools but is available for all students. 

Cost: FREE

Venue: Online

Tuesday 20 September 2022, 9:30am - 3:15pm.

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