CREST is a student-centred program that engages students in Years K to 12, to seek out and investigate topics of interest in the STEM fields. Schools that have registered through CREST Online have access to a variety of CREST inquiry activities that are aligned with the Australian Curriculum. Students can undertake a science investigation or a technology project in a STEM subject area.
CREST is a national, non-competitive awards program open to all Australian students. There are six CREST award levels: Green, Orange, Blue, Bronze, Silver and Gold. The awards are assessed on a competency basis, and every student that demonstrates they have met the requirements of an award, will receive that award.
Students conducting a CREST inquiry may work alone or in a team of up to three students.