STEM learning flows from Southern River College

Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics.

At Southern River College we’re dedicated to empowering students’ passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In all these programs we focus on extending capabilities, developing mathematical, scientific and digital literacy, and promote problem solving, critical analysis and creative thinking.

Through our programs and partnerships, we’re able to bring real-world STEM experiences to the classroom to enrich the learning experiences of our students. Our end goal is to inspire our students to drive innovation and to meet Australia’s future job needs.

Here’s some popular STEM courses at Southern River CollegE

Get job ready with a Certificate II in Electrotechnology

Year 11 students can kickstart their career by completing Certificate II Electrotechnology. Here they will gain industry skills and knowledge to enable transition into an industry endorsed full-time apprenticeship in the Electrotechnology industry.

Students will be able to work effectively in the construction industry, interpret drawings, take electrical and electronic measurements, solder components, have proficiency in using hand and power tools and will undertake workplace health and safety learning.

Southern River College is now affiliated with South Metro TAFE providing on campus programs.

Nursing studies - yes, I want a life-saving career

Students at Southern River College who want to help and care for others will be one step closer to having a career as a nurse when they complete the Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies.

They will learn about the anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and all medical terminology so they’re a step ahead for when they do their Diploma of Nursing. In addition, they’ll also take applied mathematics, physics and chemistry.

This pathway allows students a TAFE or University entrance operating in partnership with South Metro TAFE.


To enhance Southern River College’s STEM program, we have many partnerships within the community.

  • Marine Industry School Pathways – provides awareness and access to pathways in the allied and defence industry section
  • CSIRO STEM Professionals- creating pathways for engineering
  • Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research – top students work alongside medical researchers during school holidays.
  • The Smith Family – The Young ICT Explorers Program provides our talented students a ICT/STEM competition run out-of-hours.
  • STEM4 INNOVATION through John Curtin College of the Arts – Mentor, support and collaboration and access to the Standford Design Thinking. Access to opportunities such as Fiona Wood Health Challenge and 
Binar-X CubeSat program
  • Furgo – Apprenticeship opportunities for Year 12 Mechatronics and incursion/excursion opportunities showcasing real life working Remote Operating Vehicles.
  • ISAAC Club – Primary School Extension Program


Through our partnerships Southern River College runs a STEM Fair annually. This is an opportunity for schools to come together to showcase work from our partnerships and student designed hands-on and investigative activities that share their STEM skills. It is also a great opportunity for high school students to apply leadership, collaboration and communication skills while working with the younger years.


Finalist of Generation Entrepreneur

– School of the Year Tournament

Yes, I’d like to find out more about the STEM Program.

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