We offer Full Membership to those employed in an Independent Western Australia School as a Science Technician; Associate Membership to those who are not employed in a Secondary School or College, but are performing a similar role in an educational environment and have no other means of support and Affiliate Membership to schools that do not, as yet, employ a Science Technician. This enables Science teachers who are fulfilling the role of Science Technician to access to our support network.

Our four 2017 Professional Development meetings included tours of the Curtin University’s Chem Centre, a visit to the Canning River Eco education Centre, a visit from a Scitech representative and displays from the Light and Sound Discovery Centre. We also attended STAWA’s Future Science at Curtin University where we attended various cutting-edge science workshops. Our thanks go to the 2017 host school: Santa Maria College and to the Science Teachers’ Association of WA (STAWA) for their ongoing support.

The Association was founded in 1990 and we usually meet on the last Wednesday in each term in various host schools throughout the Perth metropolitan area.  Our membership as of December 2017 was 198 members from 110 schools and institutions. The membership fee is $70 per school, per year and this covers meeting attendance for up to 5 Technicians per school. The schools pay the fee, not the Technicians. For more information see our ‘Contacts’ link.


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