2021 Teacher PD Offerings

2021 Teacher PD Programs


Bendigo Tech School offers a range of pedagogy-rich, tech-focussed professional development opportunities to support teachers.


Our 2 hr Introduction to Design Thinking teacher PD is the essential starting place for all educators keen to learn about Design Thinking and how BTS programs run. During remote learning, a reduced content 1.5 hr ONLINE Intro’ to Design Thinking teacher PD was made available to all teachers in Victoria.


We offer Tech Upskill PD sessions (see table below) to support the use of specific tech. And new in 2021, the empowering three-day Design to Innovate PD, developed in partnership with the Bastow Institute and the DET, is offered across all Tech Schools.


Online software upskilling sessions are also available for anyone to access without prerequisites (please see relevant Latest News Post).



Teachers from our partner schools can book via the Programs page on our website.

If you have any questions not answered here, please do get in contact.



Please note:

From 2021 teachers are no longer required to undertake our Design Thinking PD prior to booking programs. Optional parallel PD can be taken online alongside your students when you attend the Tech School on programs of 2 or more days duration from Term 1, 2021 onwards.








4:00 – 5:30 pm, 03 Mar

4:00 – 5:30 pm, 05 May

Explore the potential of additive manufacturing. Create a 3D model, learn about 3D printing file formats, and print your model using a range of 3D printing technologies.

  • 1 DAY Food Packaging
  • 2 DAY Renewable Energies
  • Bees With Backpacks Design Challenge


4:00 – 5:30 pm, 02 Jun

4:00 – 5:30 pm, 01 Sept

Dive into the world of vlogging, podcasting, and live video editing. From correctly holding a boom and framing your video footage, to editing out background noise and keyframing, learn how to use the tools your students will have access to through our student programs.

  • 1 DAY BOLT-ON Communication and Video Production
  • Regional Rail Revival Design Challenge 2050


4 :00 – 5:30 pm, 02 Jun

4:00 – 5:30 pm, 06 Oct

Learn the basics of block and script coding using a range of technologies; from EV3 robots to drones, and block code to python.

  • 1 DAY Emergency Bots
  • 3 DAY Smart Farming Technologies
  • Thales Design Competition


4:00 – 5:30 pm, 04 Aug

4:00 – 5:30 pm, 01 Sept

Become familiar with the capabilities of CAD/CAM software, then design a personal project for some of our advanced manufacturing hardware.

  • 1 DAY Food Packaging
  • 2 DAY Flat-pack Housing
  • 2 DAY Wearable Technologies


4:00 – 5:30 pm, 05 May

4:00 – 5:30 pm, 06 Oct

By getting hands-on with Raspberry Pis and sensor technologies, you will begin to unravel the functionality of IoT networks and opportunities they present. Upon leaving, you should be better equipped to support your students with IoT concepts and constructing their own basic sensor technologies.

  • 3 DAY Smart Farming Technologies
  • Bees With Backpacks Design Challenge
  • Thales Design Competition


4:00 – 5:30 pm, 04 Aug

4:00 – 5:30 pm, 03 Nov

Learn the design techniques and software required to create a project using subtractive manufacturing processes. In this session, you will become familiar with using vector-based software to design a name tag or similar product and how to manufacture your design with a range of materials on a laser cutter.

  • 1 DAY Food Packaging
  • 2 DAY Flat-pack Housing



*sessions available on request

Use this immersive form of digital communication to engage your students with limitless creative possibilities.

In this 1.5 hour session, you will learn the augmented reality essentials by designing an AR business card. You will also have the opportunity to design and test your own AR tracker.

  • 2 DAY AR Tourism


Get in touch

Contact us

03 5444 7113
Level 3, Engineering & Technology Building,
La Trobe University,
Sharon Street, Flora Hill