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.  We are looking forward to your visit.

Contact: Inken Steeb

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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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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.

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HSC Exam Preparation

We offer HSC preparation courses (beginners and continuers) for high school students. These courses are suitable for Year 11 and Year 12 students who wish to enrich their knowledge of German in their school holidays. The content is based on themes and topics specified to the NSW curriculum. Additionally, there is an Intensive Grammar Course for level A2 (Yrs. 10-12). We also offer an A1.1 beginners course for teens (age group 12-16).
Please contact our language department for more information.

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HSC Days

Would you and your students like to prepare for the oral HSC exam together with other German learners? We offer a day with intensive communicative activities for high school students from different schools, who prepare for the oral exam under the guidance of experienced teachers.

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Kinderuni Live

On 20 November 2019, the University of Melbourne opens its doors to local kids. Primary school students, teachers and parents are invited to experience an event packed with science. For one day, kids will step into the shoes of university students, taking part in workshops and lectures and conducting fun experiments with real researchers.

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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.

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Girls' Day

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.

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.

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Schools for Sustainability - 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.

This project, which was developed by Russian and German research institutes and focuses on education for sustainable development, will be offered as a national project in Australia for the first time this year.
Further information about the competition

Application deadline: 21 October 2019



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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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: