Get into Genes is a free, experiential, biotechnology education program that has been running since 2006. The program comprises a growing suite of workshops, each designed to meet the needs of teachers and students through strong links with the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) science curricula. Workshops use fun, hands-on activities to demonstrate key concepts, and set key learning outcomes within real-life examples of bioscience research and agricultural applications.


"The Get into Genes program provides hands on activities using technology and equipment that is not available to students at school. Students are engaged by this and it allows students who learn more easily in a practical setting to excel and develop confidence."
Leonie Corrick, Outreach Coordinator, Thomastown Secondary College

"Students need to get out of the school — going to Get into Genes really excites the students and helps them to see that the things they learn in the classroom are not just dull boring facts and processes, but rather what they are learning is being used right now in industry."
Judy Tabbagh, Secondary Teacher, Waverley Christian College

"This program showcases a part of science that students find exciting and has so many practical applications to applied agriculture."
Andrew Cosby, Head of Agriculture and Horticulture Studies, Elizabeth Murdoch College, Langwarrin

"Get into Genes is an excellent example of collaboration across government, industry and universities, delivering education opportunities to Victorian schools and communities."
Professor German Spangenberg, Head, Agriculture Victoria Research & Co-Director, AgriBio, Centre for AgriBioscience


Workshop type and timing may vary during the year at the locations below. Please contact us for further details.

  • AgriBio, Centre for AgriBioscience (La Trobe University campus, Bundoora)
  • La Trobe University, Bendigo
  • Australian Grains Genebank, Horsham
  • University of Melbourne, Parkville
  • University of Melbourne, Dookie

Workshops may be delivered at regional locations by arrangement


Ph: +61 03 9032 7185

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