 03 9349 5809

 pl@datta.vic.edu.au

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Don't miss the DATTA Vic annual conference - a fantastic day of upskilling, networking and learning for Design & Technologies and STEAM teachers!
Visit our shop to buy our VCE trial exams, along with a wide range of resources for teaching Design & Technologies
Our 2022 Teacher of the Year Awards are now open. Nominate a colleague or apply yourself. Help us celebrate the incredible work that our members do.
Visit our Advocacy page to see how DATTA Vic is fighting to tackle the critical shortage of Design & Technologies teachers in Victorian schools.
This resource will engage your students in exploring their own community connections through designing and creating a digital product. It offers guidance on how to engage with First Nations’ design through the recently published Australian Indigenous Design Charter.
Want to know more about careers in Design & Engineering? Want to encourage more students to choose VCE PD&T and Systems Engineering? Check out our resources, produced in partnership with RMIT and Monash University.
Check out our OH&S in the Technologies Classroom Toolkit for help and advice with all things safety.
The countdown is on to Design & Technologies Week 2022 - how is your school celebrating?


How is your school celebrating? Register and browse the websites for resources, activities, challenges and excursions.


Our ongoing, free PL program for our members

Everything You Need to Know About Laser Cutters for the Design & Technologies Cassroom

4pm - 5pm, 20th October

Tech for Textiles - Using the Cricut Cutting Machine in Design and Technologies

4pm - 5pm, 8th September


Teaching Design & Creative Thinking for Primary Teachers - Starts October 27. FREE, LIMITED PLACES. APPLY TODAY


Update your STEM skills with our Fusion 360 upskilling workshop for beginners- delivered online over three sessions. Starts October 18

What we do

We aim to:

  • Provide advice and support for teachers
  • Foster the study and teaching of Design & Technologies
  • Deliver professional learning workshops and conferences
  • Create teaching resources
  • Offer networking opportunities
  • Support pre-service teachers with placements and mentors
  • Develop partnership programs
  • Advocate with government, industry and the tertiary sector

Our Members Teach:

  • The Australian and Victorian Curricula
  •  F-10 Design & Technologies (including electronics, engineering systems, coding, robotics, food & fibre production, materials & technologies specialisations
  • Primary & Secondary
  • STEaM
  • VCE Product Design & Technologies
  • VCE Systems Engineering
  • VCAL & VET
  • Higher Education
  • Community organisations

5 Reasons for becoming a Member

  1. Free resources & free virtual teach meets running throughout the year
  2. Discounted teaching materials, professional learning and conferences
  3. Access to support and advice on teaching Design and Technologies
  4. Contact with many other involved teachers and the chance to network
  5. Be part of an organisation who advocates on behalf our our members and learning area to federal and state government and the wider education community

DATTA Vic Masterclasses for Out of Field Teachers

Is your school struggling to recruit?

Click HERE for our Teaching Design and Engineering Masterclasses

helping out-of-field educators teach Design & Technologies

Want to Become a Design & Technologies Teacher?

Are you a graduate, industry professional, overseas educator

or teacher with another specialism? Read our guide to

becoming a D&T teacher HERE.

Upcoming PRofessional Learning

We'd love to hear from you

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We support our members by:

  • Running annual conferences
  • Offering a rage of professional learning workshops
  • Delivering student sessions on VCE Product Design & Technologies and VCE Systems Engineering
  • Providing help and advice
  • Developing resources
  • Contributing to education initiatives which benefit Design & Technologies teachers

Developing partnerships with key stakeholders that will benefit teachers and students of Design & Technologies. These include;

  • Department of Education and Training (DET)
  • The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)
  • Council of Professional Teachers Associations of Victoria (CPTAV)
  • DATTA Australia
  • Individual subject associations for the purposes of Professional Learning
  • Other professional bodies
  • Educational Institutions
  • Relevant Industry, Community and Government Organisations

DATTA Vic Mission

Design and Technologies is an area of the curriculum that applies the Design Process, and uses tools and materials (with new technological knowledge) to create products, services and environments.

DATTA Vic represents Design and Technologies Teachers (including Systems Engineering, STEM, Textiles, Electronics, Auto & Primary teachers) in education throughout Victoria.

DATTA Vic is a non-profit organisation that was formed in October 1987. Since our humble beginnings as a group of like-minded teachers of Technology we have grown to a membership of over 1300 educators.

The DATTA Vic committee consists of volunteer members and two part-time paid office staff.

We hold annual conferences and facilitate various Professional Learning workshops throughout the year.




ABN 97 315 356 383

 03 9349 5809

 pl@datta.vic.edu.au

  Abbotsford Convent

Room C1.22

Convent Building

1 St Heliers Street


VIC 3067

DATTA Vic's Office hours are Monday - Thursday, 9am - 5pm

DATTA Vic acknowledges and pays respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who are the Traditional Owners and ongoing custodians

of the land on which we work.


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