Science ASSIST is Australia's national online advisory service for school science educators and technicians. Science ASSIST is maintained by the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) in consultation with Science Education Technicians Australia (SETA).
In 2014, with the aid of government funding, ASTA developed an innovative, national advisory service called Science ASSIST. Science ASSIST was established to address a critical need—teachers and school laboratory technicians require good quality support to teach science in their schools in the best and safest possible manner.
Science ASSIST is still the only service of its kind in Australia. It is a dynamic portal that provides school science educators with access to information and resources that align with the Australian Curriculum: Science as well as consistent, well-researched, authoritative technical advice on school science laboratory safety and procedures that are in line with relevant state and territory requirements.
In 2020, Science ASSIST moved to a subscriber model to enable it to continue operations. This subscription model is oriented around schools and institutions paying an annual fee to allow their teachers and lab technicians to access the subscriber-level features of the website such as new resources and the advisory service.
Subscriptions to Science ASSIST are still available. For more details, see: http://assist.asta.edu.au/about-assist
(Please note that all resources on the site that were created prior to 1 July 2020 remain publicly accessible and will remain so available while they continue to remain relevant.)
Also, please join the Science ASSIST Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ScienceAssist