Science ASSIST is Australia’s national online advisory service for school science educators and technicians. It provides:

  • expert, up-to-date information on high-quality teaching and learning resources;
  • support for teachers in the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Science;
  • consistent and authoritative advice on all aspects of school laboratory safety, management and design;
  • support for school laboratory technicians and teachers in the delivery of stimulating and practical science activities; and
  • an extensive range of educationally sound and safety-compliant practical activities for a hands-on, inquiry-based study of science in school science laboratories and classrooms.

Science ASSIST is maintained by the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA), in consultation with the Science Education Technicians Australia (SETA). Please visit their respective websites for their policies on matters concerning pedagogy and safety.

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Access to new and updated resources and the ability to ‘ASK A QUESTION’ is via a current subscription only, having logged in using your subscriber username and password.

Subscriptions are open for 2024. Click on the link below to subscribe.

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Categories of membership for subscriptions to Science ASSIST in 2024

For purposes of determining categories of membership, Science ASSIST uses the following definitions and examples:
1. Australian Schools
An Australian school is a school which is registered with the relevant school registration authority in their state or territory. They may be government or non-government; early childhood; primary; secondary schools, combined or a special school (e.g., They are listed on the ACARA schools list see ‘About the schools list’, ACARA website).
2. Australian Membership (Non-schools and Individuals)
An Australian individual or entity that is not a registered school (e.g., This will include education sector central offices, tertiary institutions, Registered Training Organisations, Universities, science outreach organisations, architects, independent education consultants, authors and businesses).
3. Overseas Membership
An overseas individual, entity or school that is located and has an address outside Australia (e.g., Overseas International schools).

Fee Structure for 2024

Australian Schools $150 (Ex. GST)
Australian Membership (Non-schools and Individuals) $300 (Ex GST)
Overseas Membership $400 (Ex GST)

Subscribing to Science ASSIST

If your school would like to subscribe to Science ASSIST, please click on the Subscribe Now button below. Once you fill in the form you will be directed to make payment via our online secure payment portal. When your payment has been successfully processed you will be emailed your access details.

For any inquiries, please contact Science ASSIST.

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Phone : 0428 219 438
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Post :  PO Box 334, Deakin West ACT 2600

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