Find out what's involved as part of STEM CPP.

There are number of different ways your business can get involved in STEM CPP and inspire local students to pursue a STEM career pathway.To register for STEM CPP, your business must meet the minimum requirements and commit to at least one of the activities listed below.

Community workshop

Once a year workshops are held with local industry and Council to identify the biggest challenges in your region. The challenges identified will then provide stimulus for classroom investigations. The inquiry projects help students find STEM solutions for these local challenges.

Time considerations

Three hour workshop plus travel time.

Industry mentoring

The STEM Professionals in Schools program element invites you to take it a step further and help assist teachers as they guide their students through the inquiry process. As an industry mentor you will be invited to attend the end-of-year project showcase, where the best student solutions are presented to the local community.

Time considerations

The time is negotiated between school teacher and mentor.

Industry visits

Just one encounter with a STEM professional at work can spark a lifetime passion for STEM in students. Help us take students out of the classroom and into the workplace to witness the real-world applications of STEM. Host a tour of your business and educate students on the different STEM careers available to them in their community. The CSIRO team will assist in the logistical planning of the visit.

Time considerations

1-2 hours per visit plus additional planning time with CSIRO Project Officers.


Offer to work with the CSIRO education team to present your STEM expertise as part of our online Masterclasses.

Time considerations

Allocation is dependent on content, however CSIRO staff will endeavour to work with your existing content and will always consider your availability.

Minimum requirements for businesses in Western Sydney

  • Your business is located in Western Sydney
  • Your business falls within the STEM industries category or you use STEM innovation in the workplace
  • Commit to at least one STEM CPP activity per year

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