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Updated: Jun 19, 2021

ATO Tax, Super + You

The Tax, Super + You competition is a fun and engaging way for high school students to learn about the value of tax and super, and the role they play in our community. Plus, there are some great prizes for both the winning students and their schools!

Students are asked to develop a creative project on their topic. There are two entry topics this year:

  • Junior (Year 7–9): Highlight the value of tax or super (or both) in the community.

  • Senior (Year 10–12): Your first job – what you need to know about tax and super.

Watch this video featuring Assistant Commissioner Sally Bektas as she explains how students and their schools can get involved!

We have also created a some resources for teachers that would like to incorporate the competition into their lesson plans. You can find out more at


2021 STEM Video Game Challenge now open

Mentor registration is now open for the 2021 Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, on the theme 'Scale'. Register your teams of 1-4 students and help them engage with science, technology, engineering and mathematics while learning vital skills for the future through designing and building their own video game.

Aimed at students in Years 5-12, the Challenge is aligned with the Australian school curriculum in every state and territory, enabling teachers to implement a fun and practical project in the classroom. Our teaching resources includes links to free game development platforms including new addition for 2021, MicroStudio. Competition runs until August 5.


MobileMuster Student Film Competition

Protect the Planet with MobileMuster.

Create a film to inspire recycling action!

You don’t have to be an experienced filmmaker to take part in MobileMuster’s Film Competition – all you need is an idea, imagination and motivation.

The theme for 2021 is ‘Protect the Planet’. We want to hear why you and your students think it is important to look after our planet and what it means to you.

It is important to link to the call to action (recycling your old phones) and this year’s theme when developing the storyline.

Students get to create a one minute film encouraging your community to recycle their old mobile phones. Students can create their film is any genre (comedy, action, romance, drama, sci-fi) and style (fictional, documentary or animation) – the choice is theirs. Take a look at our amazing 2020 and 2019 winners and finalists for inspiration.

Cool Australia lesson plans help students to explore the topic of mobile phone recycling, learn about changing behaviours and develop their film making skills.

The competition opens on April 1st, 2021!!!

Entry is open to all primary and secondary students in Australia – and yes, this includes homeschoolers and remote learners.

Important dates

  • 1 April 2021 – Film Competition Opens

  • 13 September 2021 – Film Competition Closes


As a leading Government scientific research organisation, ANSTO is committed to engaging young people with quality education experiences.

We are currently running a poster competition, the Shorebirds Competition 2021, which is ideal for home educated primary students. Year 3 to 6 students across Australia are invited to create an ecotourism poster for a local wetland or coastal area (or one in their State or Territory) that provides an important habitat for shorebirds and other living things.

The competition is free to enter, and there is a category for individual entries offering generous prizes. To support learning outcomes, free lessons & units of work are also available, linked to the Australian Curriculum for Science, Geography and English. For more information and education resources see:

The Shorebirds Competition 2021 provides an engaging and unique opportunity for relevant cross-curricula learning. We have found it to be very suitable for home educated students, with several winning prizes and certificates in past years. The closing date is Friday, 6 August 2021.

Any enquiries from students or parent educators may be addressed to the ANSTO Education Team at or by phoning 02 9717 3090.

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