Cyber Victoria Posts

Date Extension: Cyber Victoria Schools Challenge

Date Extension: Cyber Victoria Schools Challenge

The Cyber Victoria Schools Challenge has been extended until April 30, 2018. Go to www.dayofstem.com.au/cybervic.html

The challenge is a “Call to Action” for all Victorian schools and tertiary institutions to register students and complete the Cyber Security Experience. The Victorian Government will award the Victorian schools and tertiary institutions with the highest rate of participation.

Dandenong High School starts a Cyber Club

Dandenong High School starts a Cyber Club

Using the Optus Cyber Security Experience (click here) and Australia 2020 (click here), teachers from Dandenong High School have inspired their students to  build a Cyber Club. Students recently created their own drones to fly (a first for the school).

Exploring Cyber Challenges in the Classroom

Exploring Cyber Challenges in the Classroom

Within the Optus Cyber Security Experience there are a range of cyber challenges found in the “Field Trips” tab of the dashboard that are ready for use in the classroom. The challenges can be completed individually or in pairs, in the classroom or for homework.

  • Requirements: Device with internet connection, individual student registration with the Optus Cyber Security program – REGISTER HERE
  • Age: Suitable for Years 8-12
  • Time: 40 mins for all challenges (can be completed as individual tasks)
  • Answers: Hints are available in the program or a Teacher’s  Answers Guide is available on the Optus Cyber Security teacher dashboard. 

Interview with Matt Hall, Head of Technology, Mount Waverley Secondary College

Interview with Matt Hall, Head of Technology, Mount Waverley Secondary College

On September 17, three momentous events marked the Day of STEM calendar. The Cyber Victoria Schools Challenge (click here) was launched; Mount Waverley Secondary College became the first Cyber School and Matt Hall accepted the first Cyber Teacher certificate. Our Director of Education and Engagement, Renee Hoareau, went back to Mount Waverley Secondary College to speak with Matt and reflect on these markers.

Cyber Skills For Every Victorian Classroom

Cyber Skills For Every Victorian Classroom

The Andrews Labor Government is preparing students across Victoria to be cyber ready through the state’s Victorian Cyber Schools Skills Challenge, which kicked off this month.

The challenge is the first of its kind in Australia and will connect students with some the country’s leading cyber professionals through an online platform where they will develop solutions to real-life cyber problems.