Global Design Challenge

The 2024 Global Design Challenge program is designed for secondary students to develop their critical and creative thinking skills, and global competencies through the lens of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Delivered through Tech Schools, the program facilitates collaboration between local and offshore students, equipping them with the tools to apply practical STEM solutions to real-world problems in areas such as clean energy technology, health, digital games, waste and resource recovery. The program is supported by industry partners internationally.

Benefits for schools

  • Develops student capabilities in STEM utilising contemporary technology and practices.
  • Provides opportunities for international collaboration, fostering global perspectives and intercultural understanding.
  • Empowers student voice and agency through inquiry and project-based collaboration.

2024 programs

The 2024 programs are aligned with the Framework of Improving Student Outcomes (FISO) 2.0 and the Victorian Curriculum F-10.

The year's Global Design Challenge will be offered by four Tech Schools across the state with a focus on: 

  • game development and E-sport  
  • new energy technology 
  • sustainability and waste management
  • forensic science
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

Below is an outline of the different Global Design Challenges offered by Tech Schools:  

​Name of school
Program title ThemesDelivery dates
Year level​

​Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre (KIOSC) 

TrashBot Program and Forensic Science Online 

Sustainability and waste management, forensic science 

Terms 2, 3 and 4

Years 9 to 10​​Available places

Gippsland Tech School  

International New Energy Challenge  

Clean energy technology 
Terms 2 and 3
​Years 9 to 10
​Fully booked

Banyule Nillumbik Tech School 

Future Themed Inquiries  

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals  

Terms 2, 3 and 4
​Years 7 to 10
​Available places

Wyndham Tech School 

International Collaborative Game Development Challenge  

Game development and E-sport

Terms 2 and 3

​Year 9

​Fully booked

For more information and to apply for these programs, please contact Tech Schools directly at:

Last Update: 8/02/2024 11:21 AM