School of Physics Outreach Programs

Professional Development

Each year the School hosts an In-service day for secondary science/physics teachers. It is designed to keep them aware of developments in physics research and to assist them in keeping them informed regarding the current VCE physics syllabus. Spaces are normally limited so it is best to register as soon as possible. 

Focus on Physics : 2015 VCE In-Service Day


When: Friday 13 November 2015 from 08:30 am (registration) – 3.30 pm
Where: Laby Theatre, School of Physics, University of Melbourne (see map details below)
Who: Direct enquiries to Physics enquiries (T: 03 8344 7670)

For Registration please click here:

Note: Registration closes Monday 2 November 2015

A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of Registration.


Venue for Map and Parking details below:


Laby VCE Physics Teachers' Grant 2015

The Laby Foundation is offering grants with the aim of building capacity in physics teaching across Victoria, specifically targeting (but not solely limited to) disadvantaged and rural schools.

The grants are available to help fund teachers to attend the Focus on Physics In-Service event.  

We invite applications from interested schools/teachers. Funding up to $500 per school is available, depending on circumstances. Funds are to cover registration fee and CRT cost. The number of grants are limited and will be assessed in the order they are received.

Provide your case for sponsorship (a substantiated statement) based on the following selection priorities:

  1. Geographical and/or socio-economic disadvantage
  2. Access to high-quality professional learning in order to strengthen capacity in teaching physics
  3. Low uptake of science subjects at VCE level, particularly physics, and/or low science profile in the school
  4. Other disadvantage identified by applicant.

How to apply

Complete and submit the online application form found here  (click on School of Physics and choose LABY VCE PHYSICS TEACHERS' GRANT 2015 to register your details) which includes your response to the selection priorities.

Your statement addressing one or more of the selection priorities must be concise, totalling no more than 500 words. We are looking for key factors supporting your application, with brief substantiation (eg school data, web address to evidence, clear statement of fact).

A letter advising of the outcome of the grant will be sent to applicants.  Successful applicants will be advised how to arrange payment of funding (CRT and/or travel costs only) which will be paid after the event.

 Note: Payment of funding will be processed after the workshops.  A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of Registration.


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