All programs are free of charge for Victorian Government schools. Non–Government schools are also encouraged to attend our programs and are advised to contact us to find the costs associated with each program.
BioLAB provides science and mathematics programs with a theme of “Human Performance and Sport”. All of our programs are designed around various Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) career pathways and are tailored to cater for multiple curriculum areas. There are two ways you can experience our programs:
We offer full and half day excursion opportunities at BioLAB. These excursions are run onsite at our state of the art facility in Geelong. A full day excursion will include two program experiences for students and a half day will include one program.
An outreach program is an incursion to your school. We bring the smiley Education Officers and cutting edge equipment to you! An outreach program requires an appropriate indoor and /or outdoor space within your school.
Step 1: Go to our web site: www.biolab.vic.edu.au
Step 2: Check out our exciting programs! They are summarised on our webpage or download a Program Flyer.
Step 3: Download a Booking Request Form.
Step 4: You can either email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 03 4245 4121.
For more information about bookings contact:
Phone: 4245 4100 Fax: 4245 4121
Once we have confirmed a date for your visit you will receive Booking Confirmation that provides details of your program and other applicable information as listed below.
Students are advised to wear their PE uniforms for all BioLAB programs (onsite or outreach) and to have a bottle of water with them. The number of students in your Booking Confirmation will be the number of students we will accommodate.
Cancellations must be made in writing (e-mail). Cancelling a booking must be done within two school weeks prior to the program date. Any charges associated with your visit will be charged back to your school if this does not occur.
The Victorian Bioscience Education Centre (BioLAB) is located on the Belmont High School grounds, a few kilometres south from the city of Geelong.
To view the BioLAB map, visit our website or alternatively we can email you a map.
Reference Melways: Map 451 Ref: E11
Schools arriving by charter coach are required to set down students in the Belmont High School bus stop area in Rotherham Street, the front entrance to BioLAB is located approximately 10 metres along the pathway. Please look for directional signage. Coaches are to return at a designated time to pick up students. There is no provision, on campus, for parking buses.
Visitors are required to report to the BioLAB Reception Desk and register their attendance.
Students are to place their school bags in the bag storage area provided.
Students are advised against bringing valuables to BioLAB. Mobile phones and other electronic devices are to be switched off and not used.
The consumption of food and/or drink is only permitted in designated areas. No food and/or drink is to be taken into the teaching laboratories, classrooms or theatrette.
Students should also ensure that long hair is tied back and that footwear is appropriate.
Supervision of students during the lunch break is the responsibility of the home school teacher(s). Students are to bring their own snacks & drinks on half day visits to the centre.
Students attending full day sessions must bring their own lunches, snacks and drinks.
There are no canteen facilities available to students visiting our centre.
Every effort will be made to make your visit to BioLAB a productive and personally rewarding experience. During the booking process we will ask what curriculum area your class is focusing on. Many of our programs are designed to be adapted across multiple curriculum areas (Science, Mathematics, Physical Education/Health).