Events and Competitions

Event Calendar

The educational services department of the Goethe-Institut offers support for teachers of German regarding professional development, teaching material and student events and competitions.

Services for Teachers and Classes

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Visit the Goethe-Institut in Sydney

Are you planning a school excursion with your German class? We would love to welcome you at Goethe-Institut Sydney! We offer different, topic-related activities for students. We are seeking to give your students the opportunity to actively get to know the German language and culture as well as to convey a current image of Germany in a way that is suitable for youth.


Goethe-Institut Melbourne Photo: Goethe-Institut Melbourne/ Matt Irwin October 2015

Visit the Goethe-Institut in Melbourne

Guided tours through regularly changing, interesting exhibitions, as well as a range of topic-related activities are waiting for you at the Goethe-Institut in Melbourne. We are seeking to give your students the opportunity to actively get to know the German language and culture and to convey a current image of Germany. We are looking forward to your visit.

Contact: Jelena Herster

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FIT mit Deutsch Certificate

Motivate your students with a sense of achievement! With the Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 and the Goethe-Zertifikat A2: Fit in Deutsch exams, your students get the opportunity to gain an internationally recognized certificate. The exams require simple German language skills and cover topics from everyday situations such as presenting oneself and others, reading and listening comprehension, as well as common questions and requests.

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Wheel of Knowledge

The Goethe-Institut provides the opportunity to lend a wheel of fortune and attached quiz questions for German lessons at schools or promotional events.  The questions refer to the five categories ‘German Food’, ‘German Cities and Geography’, ‘German Language’, ‘Sports’ and ‘leisure time’.

Cost: free
Pick up: Goethe-Institut Sydney

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VCE Exam Preparation

Would your students like to prepare for their VCE-exams or improve their grammar skills together with other learners of German of the same age?  We offer an intensive and effective preparation for their VCE-exams with the help of our qualified and experienced teachers - including group courses outside of Melbourne, e.g. in Latrobe Valley.

Target Group: Year 10-12
Duration: varying, for further information please visit the Language Course Department website.
Costs: depending on the duration of the course 

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The Girls' Day - the biggest career orientation project for girls worldwide - comes to Australia! The aim of this campaign is to expand the range of career choices of women and to promote diversity in the workplace.

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Science Workshops in German

How do we get rid of space debris that orbits the earth? What can we do to halt resistance to antibiotics? These and similar questions are addressed by the students at the science workshops.

Competitions and Awards

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Enterprise German

Enterprise German is designed for schools that want to build a bridge to the world of work or expand their business contacts. The project  combines aspects of professional orientation with an idea contest that stimulates the students’ creativity and inventor spirit.


School Film Competition

The School Film Competition is back. With the title "Exploring a sustainable Future", we invite students of German to explore the topic of sustainability and show us their film-making skills. 

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Umwelt macht Schule - a competition for students in years 7-12

Teams of students explore the ecological situation in their place of residence, street or school. With concrete ideas and actions, they draw the public's attention to the existing ecological situation.

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Merit Awards

Find out more about placing orders for merit awards for outstanding students of German.

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Goethe-Institut/AGTV Year 10 Awards

The Goethe-Institut in Melbourne, in collaboration with the Association of German Teachers of Victoria Inc. (AGTV) invites students of German in Year 10 to participate in this popular competition. The lucky main winner will receive a scholarship for a 3-week German language course at a Goethe-Institut in Germany in January 2020 (incl. flights, course fee, full board), as well as an intensive grammar course at the Goethe-Institut in Melbourne as preparation for the holiday course in Germany. Two further prizes are an intensive holiday course each at the Goethe-Institut in Melbourne (to be redeemed before September 2020).

Application deadline: 22 March 2019
Application form:


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Goethe-Institut NSW/ACT Year 10 Awards

The Goethe-Institut Sydney invites students of German in Year 10 to participate in this popular competition. The lucky winner will receive a full language scholarship for a 3-week German course in Germany in January 2020, including airfares and full board. Two further prizes are an intensive holiday course each held at the Goethe-Institut Sydney (to be taken before November 2020).

Each applicant is required
·to hand in a flyer, poster or brochure in GERMAN in which the student presents “Deutsch in meiner Welt”
·and to write a supporting letter in ENGLISH (approx. 200 words) in which the student explains why he/she is the ideal candidate for this scholarship.

Application deadline: 22 March 2019
Application form: