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Aust. Science Innovation Competitions

Big Science Competition

Suitable for students of all abilities, this international competition tests students’ scientific inquiry and problem solving skills as well as their scientific literacy in contemporary contexts.
There are three papers based on the Australian school years:

  • Junior (Years 7 & 8)
  • Intermediate (Years 9 & 10)
  • Senior (Years 11 & 12)
Questions are aligned with the Australian Curriculum – Science. Teachers receive a comprehensive report on students' performances against strands and sub-strands of the Australian Curriculum – Science.  This information assists in providing diagnostic and formative assessment of individual students and cohorts

For more information, key dates and to register go to www.asi.edu.au


Australian Science Olympiad Competition

The Australian Science Olympiad Competition is a national extension program for top performing secondary students culminating in the International Science Olympiads.

The competition is a rewarding opportunity for high achieving Year 10 and 11 students to extend themselves way beyond school science through challenging exams, stimulating residential programs and international competitions.

“This is one of the best programs for gifted students. The main benefit is that students can follow their passions and I have seen them come alive. Another benefit is that they bring their skills back to school and use them to inspire others in science” – science teacher.

For more information, key dates and to register go to www.asi.edu.au


The Big Science Competition and the Australian Science Olympiad Competition are run by Australian Science Innovations, a not-for-profit organisation, committed to providing high quality science programs for students and teachers. ASI's aim is to promote science by engaging students and encouraging their natural enthusiasm.  To learn more about Australian Science Innovations please visit www.asi.edu.au