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Events and Competitions

The Goethe-Institut Australia offers a number of events and competitions that motivate students (in class or individually) to learn German in a fun way and to face language challenges with creativity.

Events Calendar


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Applications for 2024 have closed. Information for applications in 2025 will follow at the end of the year.
Scholarships for Students

Are you a student of German attending a secondary school in Australia, are aged between 15-17 and would like to participate in a 2-week summer camp in Austria? Applications for the Goethe-Institut Scholarships for Students of German open again 2025.

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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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For students in NSW
HSC Speaking 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.

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Merit Awards

Teachers of German can place orders for free books to award their students' outstanding accomplishments in German. 

School Visits

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in Sydney
At the Goethe-Institut

Are you planning a school trip with your German class? We'd love for you to stop by and visit us at the Goethe-Institut. 

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Offer for schools in Victoria

In this special offer for government primary and secondary schools in Victoria, the Goethe-Institut brings exciting programs straight into your German classroom. 

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).