Teacher events

We run conferences, networking and training for chemistry teachers 

Student Events

We run specialist training programs for chemistry students


November Lectures


This year's sessions are FREE and will run online over 4 weeks.

All sessions will be held from 3:45 - 4:45 pm and are FREE for CEA members. 

Wednesday 4 November, "Detecting microplastics and toxic firefighting residue"

Brad Clarke, University of Melbourne

Thursday 12 November, Workshops (Choose one)
  1. Improving your educational movies

    • Chris Thompson (Monash University), Jason Goodie (Catholic College, Sale), Nicole Volkmann (Volkscience)

  2. Teaching VCE Chemistry for the first time

    • Michelle Roberts, Nicole Dobson (Whittlesea Secondary College), Alex Colussa (Trinity Grammar)

  3. Chemistry and Sustainable Development

    • Seamus Delaney (Deakin University)

Thursday 19 November "Measuring the drivers of climate change"

Zoe Loh, CSIRO

Thursday 26 November, "VCE Chemistry Exam Q&A and discussion"

Lanna Derry (Tintern Grammar) and Drew Chan (PLC)



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

  • 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. 

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