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Young Australians

Did you know that in the next decade an estimated 75 per cent of jobs in the fastest-growing industries will need skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)?   However, enrolment in STEM subjects has been in steady decline in Australia. The National Innovation and Science Agenda is providing more opportunities for Young Australians to get the skills they need for the jobs of tomorrow.

Other government assistance

Read the STEM Programme Index 2016 that helps teachers and students access over 250 science, technology, engineering and mathematics programmes.

Visit to find out how the Australian Government is working with states, territories and non-government education providers to improve student outcomes.

Visit for a list of curriculum initiatives, programmes and events.

Visit to find education programmes and practical outreach initiatives for students and teachers; resources for teachers; and science engagement tools.

Visit the Questacon website for information on getting children involved with STEM, and workshops like the Smart Skills Invention Convention and the Maker Project.