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Whether it's an in-class, inter/intra-school, district, state, national or international competition, Kookaburra has you covered with our range of STEM, Robotics and Technology Solutions.


FIRST® Tech Challenge is designed for high school students (aged 14-18 years) to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

Students get to:

  • Design, build, and program robots
  • Apply real-world maths and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Compete for a spot in the World Championship
  • Qualify for over $13.5 million in international university scholarships

The FIRST® Tech Challenge season opens in September with the release of that year's game, and teams then have until December to prepare before the Australian National FIRST® Tech Challenge tournament.  The best teams from the national tournament are then chosen to represent Australia at the FIRST® World Championships in Saint Louis, USA.


FIRST® Tech Challenge Game & Season Info

Join our expedition into the 30th season of FIRST®! Ready your robots to explore uncharted planets in ROVER RUCKUSSM Presented By Qualcomm.
In the 2019 FIRST® Tech Challenge season, teams will explore STEM concepts through a challenging, and out-of-this-world space-themed game.

Game and Season Info       Click here to read more       Download Registration Info


Dates for the FTC National Championship at Macquarie University in Sydney are:
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 2018.

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    ROVER RUCKUS Inspiration & TETRIX Tips for Teams

    Past Competitions

    Australian National FIRST® Tech Challenge tournament 2017

    2017 Sydney Scrimmage.

    When: Sunday 5th November 2017.

    Where: Macquarie University NSW.


    2017 Brisbane Scrimmage.

    When: Saturday 4th November 2017.

    Where: Grace Lutheran QLD.


    2017 Australia National Tournament.

    When: Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th December 2017.

    Where: Macquarie University NSW.


    National CO2 Dragster Competition

    When: Thursday 21st September 2017.

    Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm.

    Where: Forum Sports Centre, The University of Newcastle.

    Entries close: 15th September.

    Click here to go to the website for more information and details on how to enter and specifications.

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