Applications will open on 22 May and close on 12 June 2018.

The 2018-19 summer schools will be held in Adelaide, Newcastle and Townsville on the following dates:

  • Townsville: 13-21 December 2018
  • Newcastle: 3-11 January 2019
  • Adelaide: 13-21 January 2019

Applications open on 22 May and close on 12 June 2018.

If you have any questions regarding an application that has been submitted, please contact the ASSETS team at or phone 03 9545 8700.


To be eligible to participate in ASSETS, you must be able to answer ‘Yes’ to the following three questions:

  • Are you completing Year 10 studies in 2018?
  • Do you identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person?
  • Does your parent/guardian support your application?

Selection criteria

Your application will be assessed based on the three selection criteria below. Please keep them in mind when completing your application so that you can demonstrate to us how you fulfil these criteria. 

  • Ability in STEM subjects (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
  • Enthusiasm for STEM subjects (e.g. School activities, personal hobbies, career aspirations) .
  • Personal skills or potential (e.g. ability to cope in new situations, persist in the face of challenge, work collaboratively and communication skills).

How to apply

Applications open on 22 May and close on 12 June 2018.

Please carefully read the following information before applying.

The application has two parts:

  • Student section: student to complete contact details, student questions and upload electronic copy of their most recent school report.
  • Teacher section: teacher questions to be completed by the students nominated supporting teacher.

You will need the following to help you complete your application:

  • Consent from your parent or guardian plus their name and phone number or email address.
  • An electronic copy of your latest school report, which will need to be in either MS Word or PDF document format.
  • Your preferences for the upcoming summer school locations
  • The name and contact details of your supporting teacher.

Students will download an application form that they can print or work on electronically. Once the student and their teacher have completed the two sections of the application form the student will save a copy of the completed form and then follow the link below to upload it along with their school report.

Please follow the steps listed below:

  • Download the 2018-19 ASSETS Application Form
  • Ensure the following are complete:
    • Contact details.
    • Student questions section.
    • Teacher questions section.
  • Once you have completed your application form, ensure you have electronic copies of the following documents ready to upload:
    • your completed application form.
    • your most recent school report.
  • Go to the online submission page.
  • Complete the contact details online form as well as copying your answers to the four student questions into the text boxes provided.
  • Upload two documents:
    • Completed application form including contact details, student and teacher sections.
    • Applicant's most recent school report - Ensure that you have an electronic copy of your most recent school report.
  • You will receive an email to confirm your application has been received.

All applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application after all applications have been assessed.

If you’re having any difficulties with your application, please contact the ASSETS team at or phone 03 9545 8700.

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