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The Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC) is a specialist STEM learning facility, one of six established by the Victorian State Government. Since its official opening in 2006, VSSEC has used the context of space to enhance the learning experiences in Mathematics, Science, Technology and Engineering for both teachers and students.

VSSEC is located in the grounds of Strathmore Secondary College. The spiral galaxy shaped building provides a stimulating environment which encourages students to be fully engaged in problem-solving and scenario-based learning.

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What teachers say

The science sessions were fantastic. Big cheers for your educators, Sophie, Hannah and Chris. Read More

Wilmot Road Primary School, Shepparton

Coming to VSSEC for Unit 2 & Unit 4 Chemistry Program was an extremely useful exercise and I know it is going to help my students with their end of year exam. Thanks also for the results. Read More

Somerville Secondary College

Our students enjoyed their time at the VSSEC lab. It was definitely a valuable experience. Read More

VCE/VET – Westall

The students gave the visit to VSSEC a 5-star rating. One child said it was 100 out of 10!! My students were overwhelmed with the experience and they articulated that it surpassed any of their expectations. Can't say I've ever had kids speak about an excursion like this before. Read More

Taylor’s Lakes Campus, Overnewton Anglican Community College

I want to thank the team for a well-run program yesterday. The education officer's knowledge of the program and communication with our students was of a very high standard. A Program is only as good as the educators presenting. See you next year. Read More

Kingswood College

The students had such a wonderful time and the learning experience was fantastic. The presenters were really knowledgeable, friendly and approachable as well. I will definitely be bringing another group of students when the opportunity arises. Thanks so much for being flexible with the program as well. On behalf of… Read More

Broadford Secondary College

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VSSEC International

Part of VSSEC’s charter is to be a centre of excellence and to develop and maintain close links with government, industry, universities and international organizations. Since its inception, VSSEC has been true to this commitment. In the absence of an Australian Space Agency, the Centre has formed strong international connections.

NASA International Internship Program

NASA International Internship Program is open to all Australian students, from second year to postgraduate, who wish to undertake an internship at NASA, whether studying in Australia or abroad. Applicants must be an Australian citizen.... click here

International Space Education Board, (ISEB)

VSSEC represents Australia on ISEB, one of eight participants, including US (NASA), Europe (ESA) and Japan (JAXA). ... click here

Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum, (APRSAF)

Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum, (APRSAF)

Backed by JAXA, APRSAF is a combination of space agencies from around the Pacific. Its Space Education Working Group fosters student learning and runs an annual conference....

Become a VSSEC Partner

Since its inception, VSSEC has attracted sponsorship from a wide range of industry partners keen to help young students “reach for the stars.” To learn more about becoming a VSSEC sponsor, please... click here

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