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Teacher events

We run conferences, networking and training for chemistry teachers 

Teacher programs


November Lectures

Bookings will open for the 2023 program in Term 2. The 2022 details are below.

Chemistry Building, University of Melbourne

and online

$165 (full) / $100 (students/retirees/unemployed)


Keynote speakers:

Joanne Jamie, Macquarie University: Medicinal Plants of Yaegl and Bundjalung Peoples in Northern NSW

Melissa Skidmore, CSIRO: "The CSIRO Mission to End Plastic waste"


1. Organic Structural Analysis: Using NMR, IR and MS instruments to solve structures (in-person only)
2. Make your own edible water capsules and party sparklers safely - Practical activities for circular economy and green chemistry (in-person only)
3. Understanding the literacy requirements in VCE Chemistry (in-person and online)
4. Smartphone Spectroscopy: Doing accurate colourimetry with a mobile phone (in-person and online)
5. Using a kit of chemical elements with Unit 1 students (in-person only)

Early Career


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 for the 2023 prize will close in 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, The program started on 6, and runs on 20, 27 March, 4, April, 1 May - 5 June, 19 June and 10 - 24 July (avoiding School/Public Holidays). The program will held in person at the University of Melbourne, with online and recorded options available. This program is still open for bookings, and the recordings of previous sessions are available.

Cost: $330 per student

Bookings are closed for 2023

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.

Bookings will reopen in 2023.
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