Invention Convention

Questacon Invention Convention

Don't just use the latest technology- create it!

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Workshops for students

School Workshops

Workshops in Canberra

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Holiday Workshops

Workshops during the school holidays

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Touring School Workshops

Touring workshops brought to your classroom.

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Virtual Excursion

Live workshops streamed from our studios in Canberra to your school.

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Workshops for teachers

Teacher Workshops

Accredited workshops for teachers.

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Social Media

See what everyone's been up to.

Workshops around Australia

Within the Community

Enterprising Australians

Find out about Australian inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs.

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Community Events

Public events and talks.

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Make at Questacon in Canberra

Touring School Workshops

Free, hands-on workshops for secondary school students, brought directly to your school. The workshops focus on innovative design thinking, and equipping students with the confidence to test and refine ideas through hands-on digital and practical prototyping.

Touring Workshops

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Students will have the opportunity to use tools and simple materials to complete various challenges. Workshops on offer include constructing a chain-reaction Rube Goldberg machine, designing a landing platform for a drone, or testing aerodynamics in our vertical wind tunnels.

To find out what to expect during a Questacon Smart Skills workshop or to get help planning follow-up activities, check out the teacher resources below.

Tour Dates

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The Questacon Smart Skills touring programme travels around Australia to deliver school workshops. Tours are currently planned for the following regions.


26 February - 9 March Far South Coast, NSW and Gippsland, VIC
28 May - 8 June

North QLD

20 - 31 August New England and Surrounds, NSW


To register interest in one of the upcoming Smart Skills tours, either fill out the Expression of Interest form, or contact

Smart Skills Enquiries

By clicking submit you will register your interest in Questacon Smart Skills workshops and will be notified if a workshop is available near you.

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