Events and Competitions

Event Calendar

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


Curiosity Contest © Goethe-Institut

Curiosity Contest

Do you have a lot of questions about nature, animals, technology or other scientific topics? Then send us one of these questions by 29 October 2021.

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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.

Year 10 Award Syda Productions © Colourbox

Student Scholarships

The annual Goethe-Institut Student Scholarships competition offers Year 9 and 10 students of German the opportunity to win a scholarship for a language course in Germany.

Schüler mit Bücher © Colourbox

Merit Awards

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


Sommerkino on Demand © Goethe-Institut

Sommerkino On Demand

Before the end of year, we are bringing back some of the most loved recent German films for children and teenagers. From November 1 to December 3, we would like to invite you and your German class to the online screenings of the films Too Far Away , Mountain Miracle, and The Voluntary Year to enjoy free of charge on the Goethe on Demand streaming platform. All films will be available in German with English subtitles and come with teaching resources.

AI & I

AI & I

These STEM workshops for secondary students explore core concepts of artificial intelligence, the science behind it, its impact on society and how to use interactive AI content for language acquisition.

darecon © Goethe-Institut

dareCon! 2021

How do you imagine your future? Young people from ten countries discussed this question during dareCon!. With the help of digital media they gave their generation a voice. dareCon! took place from Friday, 23 April to Sunday, 25 April 2021 and was 100% digital. 

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HSC Days

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

Girls’ Day 2021 © Goethe-Institut

Girls’ Day 2021

Girls’ Day - the biggest career orientation project for girls in Germany - took place in Australia on 16 June 2021. The aim of this campaign is to expand the range of career choices for women and to promote diversity in the workplace. Girls from years 7 and 8 viseted companies and universities, and accompanied women in STEM careers. Students from all over Australia can also take part in the competition and win great prizes.

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Kinderuni Live

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. The date for Kinderuni Live in 2021 will be announced soon. 

Exams and Courses for Teens

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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 introducing 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 with other learners of German of the same age? We offer an intensive and effective preparation course for their VCE-exams with the support 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 relevant to the NSW curriculum. Additionally, there is an Intensive Grammar Course for level A2 (Yrs. 10-12).

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Online Exam Preparation for Year 11/12

These online rooms for exam preparation, repetition and practice are based on the core themes of the various curricula.

School Visits

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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 unique, topic-related activities for students. We want 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

Goethe-Institut Melbourne © Goethe-Institut Melbourne

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 want 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