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  • Competitions in STEM and Robotics


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.


What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin?

More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future—one that’s built better together. You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home reach new heights. With the support of the FIRST community, this is your opportunity to lead our future forward—and up.
SKYSTONESM presented by Qualcomm coming September 7, 2019.

FIRST® Tech Challenge Game & Season Info

Starting in September, FIRST® Tech Challenge teams of up to 15 students explore the possibilities of STEM through designing, building, programming, and operating robots to play a competition challenge in an alliance format.

Game and Season Info       Click here to read more       

Volunteer Recruitment for the 2019-20 Season has begun!

FIRST is made possible only with the awesome assistance of volunteers – without which events could not run: no judges, no referees, no emcees!
Volunteering for a FIRST event is a great experience and you will have an inspiring and fun day!
*Please note: The minimum age for general volunteers is 14. Some roles require university age or higher. Exception is FRC event volunteers who must be age 16 or older.

Click here for more information       

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