Collaborating with schools, universities and industry

What are Monash Tech School Partnerships?

Monash Tech School delivers STEM-focused educational programs that prepare the students of today for the jobs of tomorrow. Our program design methodology relies on partnerships with schools, universities, industry and community groups to build and deliver educational pathways that address the needs of each of these groups. The needs of these groups differ, and our partnerships are designed to address each group specifically.

School Partnerships

We partner with government schools in the City of Monash catchment area to deliver online and in-person programs to student groups.

Our school partners comprise over 11,000 students and around 1,000 teachers. We work with both teachers and education support staff to ensure that our programs not only map to the curriculum, but truly complement their own curriculum delivery.


Teachers from partner schools co-facilitate all programs with us and provide ongoing feedback in respect to the delivery and content of Monash Tech School programs, while the leadership groups at each school contribute to the strategic direction of Monash Tech School.

  • A bespoke program, co-developed with a partner school, responding to the challenge of engaging students and providing meaningful learning in a virtual environment.

  • A purpose built, inclusive program, which uses the design thinking process to elevate and inspire students' passion for STEAM.

Tertiary Partnerships

We partner with universities to design and deliver each of our programs.

Our tertiary partners are critical to our operations, and we are very fortunate to have two exceptional Tertiary Partners involved with our Tech School. Working with our team, they contribute to the design, content, and delivery of each of our programs.  


As our host institution, we work with Monash University across all aspects - academic, research and operational - to ensure the latest research, equipment, and data is available and covered in our programs. Drawing on their expertise in research, learning and teaching, we ensure that students gain an appreciation for the resources and skills essential for knowledge transfer and job growth.


Similarly, we work with Holmesglen, drawing on their expertise in skills training and practical simulation environments. This partnership also extends across faculties, further enriching the programs offered by Monash Tech School.

  • An industry placement program which provides tertiary students with authentic skills development, enhances MTS programs and realises a passion project.

  • A research lab tour allowing students to play with advanced materials, ponder global computing challenges and learn about renewable energy systems.

Research & Industry Partnerships

Our research and industry partners share our passion for bringing real-world scenarios and experiences to the students and teachers who attend Monash Tech School programs.

Building on the fantastic resources and industry clusters in Victoria’s priority sectors, we work actively with businesses and organisations to develop and deliver purpose-driven programs.


These partners, growing each week, have assisted in developing the focus and themes of all Monash Tech School programs. In addition they contribute expertise in the design of our programs, ensuring that we achieve our aim of providing students with real-world problem-solving challenges to complement their classroom learning.


Our research and industry partners are also critical in respect to providing mentors and case studies for students curious as to what a STEM focused career looks like. Through direct and indirect mentoring, virtual and physical tours students develop a clear understanding of the modern manufacturing and service industries.

  • A multifaceted industry partnership, demonstrating the intrinsic links between medical research, advanced manufacturing, and the desire to improve people's lives.

  • An industry showcase event, allowing students to network with business, investigate technology and explore future careers and pathways.

Community Partnerships

We work with community partners to ensure that our programs and outcomes are inclusive, providing value for the entire community.

A core goal for Monash Tech School is to become a critical part of the City of Monash community. We are working with these groups to open Monash Tech School outside school hours for students, parents, family members, hobby and special interest groups to utilise and participate.  

Outside of our secondary programs, we are developing programs and partnerships with community organisations to provide skills re-training and familiarisation with technologies currently in use by STEM-focused sectors.

  • An online competition to showcase student outcomes, draws upon stakeholder expertise and suggests solutions to a pandemic.

  • Maker Faires bring people together in a community environment to explore, create and test ideas within a festival environment.

Partner Directory



Our vision is to be recognised as a trusted and innovative provider of quality surgical products. We work in partnership with healthcare professionals and medical device companies to provide the highest quality surgical products.

Ashwood School

A coeducational specialist school with a fine reputation in educating students with a mild intellectual disability and aspires to be a centre of excellence and first choice in special education.

Australian Information Industry Association

The AIIA represents the depth and breadth of Australia’s innovation technology companies.


Melbourne’s only community laboratory promoting science engagement and literacy.
We provide a safe environment for the public to access hands on experience in science at the bench.

Brentwood Secondary College

A 7-12 coeducational school located within the City of Monash. The College has a proud history educating students in the local and broader community, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019.


CSIRO is Australia's national science research agency. We shape the future by using science to solve real issues to unlock a better future for our community, our economy, our planet.

City of Monash

The City of Monash is one of Melbourne's most populous municipalities, located 20km southeast of the CBD, with more than 177,000 residents calling the area home.

Convergence Science Network

The Convergence Science Network plays a fundamental role in communicating science and making scientists accessible to the community.

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

In order to deliver on its vision of a productive, competitive and sustainable Victorian economy, the department provides regulation of relevant industries, as well as emergency management functions.


FLEET addresses a grand challenge: reducing the energy used in information technology, which now accounts for 8% of the electricity use on Earth, and is doubling every 10 years.

Gateway LLEN

Gateway Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) is one 31 Victorian LLENs. The goal of the LLENs is to improve post compulsory education and training opportunities in Victoria.

Glen Waverley Secondary College

Students at GWSC take pride in being the best that they can, not just academically, but also across a broad range of activities designed to develop their communication and leadership skills.

Glenallen School

The school caters for students with physical disabilities, severe health impairments while providing learning programs for students with a broad range of intellectual abilities.

Highvale Secondary College

A government coeducational school of approximately 930 students set in a quiet neighbourhood of Melbourne’s leafy eastern metropolitan area. With a focus on Engagement, Positive Relationships, Leadership and Community.


A leading tertiary provider of the 21st Century, valued by local and international learners, industry and the community. Recognised for innovation in education and training, applied research, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Howmet Aerospace

Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive and build.

Inspiring Australia

Inspiring Australia contributes to the government’s vision to engage all Australians with science, though activities connecting with people nationwide.

Invinity Energy Systems

Invinity Energy Systems plc manufactures vanadium flow batteries for the large-scale energy storage requirements of businesses, industry and electricity networks.

John Monash Science School

Victoria’s first specialist science school, located on Monash University’s Clayton campus in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs.

Monash Children's Hospital School

The Hospital School delivers education services alongside patients. It supports patients with significant health conditions who are at-risk of disengaging from education, or are unable to attend their regular educational setting.

Monash Special Developmental School

A government school catering for the needs of students aged 2.8 years to 18 years with significant developmental delay and/or intellectual disabilities including autism spectrum disorder and multiple disabilities.

Monash University

Established in Melbourne, Australia in 1958. Monash University is a youthful organisation, enthusiastic, optimistic and accessible. We believe quality education and research can change the world for the better.

Mount Waverley Secondary College

An inclusive school, that affirms values which promote and foster the dignity of the individual and positive relationships. They are committed to improving the school and community environment.

South Oakleigh Secondary College

The College's focus is to provide a challenging and stimulating work environment for all of our students, giving them every opportunity to achieve their respective goals.

The Royal Society Of Victoria

RSV convenes a community network of science practitioners, adherents and enthusiasts to share our passion for science, with the aim of promoting education, literacy and investment in the science disciplines.

Wellington Secondary College

At Wellington the staff care for every student’s personal welfare and for their academic progress.
Students are expected to care for themselves, for their peers and for their community.

Wheelers Hill Secondary College

As a school that values respect, excellence, and creativity, and strives to develop students who are capable of being global citizens. Students leave us ready to embrace the future.


We contribute to the health and happiness of people around the world through pursuit of excellence in life sciences in general and our research and experience in microorganisms in particular.

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The Monash Tech School is a Victoria State Government Funded Initiative