Institute of Industrial Arts Teaching Education
PO Box 249 Northmead
2152 NSW
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iiate Initiatives

iiate promote a variety of regular and one off initiatives each year. Details of all current initiatives can be found on this page.

Teacher Excellence Awards

The Institute of Industrial Arts Technology Education (iiate) Teacher Excellence Award program was established to identify outstanding technology and engineering teachers who serve as models for their colleagues and who could form a leadership core to affect change in the field.

The iiste Teacher Excellence Award is one of the highest honours given to technology and engineering teachers. This award is presented in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the profession and their students. The iiate Teacher Excellence Award provides public recognition for recipients deemed to possess outstanding qualities in technology and engineering education at the local through to international levels. 

See our NEWS page for yearly information on nomination processes and award recipients. 


InTech is an exhibition of outstanding Major Projects produced by HSC Industrial Technology students in NSW. The exhibition covers all HSC Industrial Technology focus areas – Timber Products and Furniture, Automotive, Electronics, Graphics, Metal and Engineering, and Multimedia.

For InTech dates, please visit the BOSTES website:

Or contact our InTech team for more information:
Mark Tyler

Dave Macpherson

3D Printer Loan Scheme

The Institute of Industrial Arts and Technology Education has six UP! 3D printers and currently has one larger sized printer hosted on a permanent basis at Bossley Park High School. The Institute has purchased the smaller printers to allow schools throughout NSW the opportunity to host a 3D printing machine for a term. This initiative is to grant all schools the opportunity to have access to this form of technology. The printer is a compact piece of equipment that has a simple set up. Supplied with the printer are all necessary tools and instructions. For more information, please download the booklet found here: 

The following guidelines apply:

  • The printers will only be loaned to financial members of the Institute.

  • The printers will be loaned out on a 10 week basis, or the equivalent of 1 Term.

  • The cost of materials will be covered by the host school ($150) 

  • It will be the responsibility of the host school to pay for postage or arrange pick up from the home school and to return it to the home school by a specified date. 

For expressions of interest in being part of the 3D Printer Loan Scheme, please see more information and contact form here: 3D Printer Initiative.


Trainee Teacher Scholarships

Each year the iiate awards two scholarships to trainee teachers. The Ruth and Peter Thompson Scholarship for a student at the Australian Catholic University and the Astrid and John Perdriau Scholarship for a student at Southern Cross University. For 2017 the Paul Stewart Scholarship will be awarded to a student at Newcastle University.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship a student must have completed or be completing study in their 3rd year of their teacher training course with the intention of becoming a teacher of Technology within the areas encompassed by Industrial Arts. Students must have obtained a passing grade in all subjects within the course. 

Applicants must provide:

  • Certified copies of university transcript
  • Certified copy of your year 3 practicum report
  • A 500 word statement setting out their personal philosophy and commitment to Industrial Arts/Technology education
  • References (Max of 3 professional and/or personal. One reference must be from an academic teaching the course the applicant is current enrolled in. Each reference must be no more than one A4 page

2016 Application Package

Applications should be forwarded to:

Monique Dalli