Applications for the 2020 Summer Schools have closed.

Applications closed

Applications for the 2020 summer schools have closed.

The application process involves students answering questions around their interest and enthusiasm for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and providing a copy of their most recent academic transcript.

A supporting teacher also needs to be nominated to answer a series of questions about the applicant.

If you have any questions regarding an application that has already been submitted, please contact the ASSETS team.


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 2019?
  • Do you identify as an Aboriginal and/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 fulfill these criteria.

  • ability in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects
  • enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics 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).

Application Process

Please carefully read the following information before applying.

The application has two parts:

  1. student section to be completed by the student applying to ASSETS
  2. teacher section to be completed by the supporting teacher.

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

  • consent from your parent or guardian plus their name, phone number and 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.

The application form can be printed or worked 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 email it to the ASSETS team along with their school report.

How to apply for ASSETS

  • download the ASSETS Application Form
  • student to fill out their contact details and student questions section
  • teacher to fill in teacher questions section
  • scan a copy of your most recent school report
  • email the completed application form and the scanned school report to with the subject FirstNameSurname_ASSETS application (e.g. JaneSmith_ASSETS application).

You will receive a return 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 have any questions regarding an application that has been submitted, please contact the ASSETS team.

- CSIRO Services

Phone +61 3 9545 8700
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