The Young Inventor school holiday  program is for primary school students in Grades 3 to 6 in Melbourne, Australia which aims at getting students to embrace a robotics, coding and technology education to prepare for a rapidly advancing world. Students are provided with electronics and robotics tools which don’t just serve as tools but are there to engage, educate and inspire. Students are often very encouraged when they discover their own creativity and the Young Inventor series is designed to encourage them to code and build robots and other electronic tools and try their hand at creative engineering solutions to given missions. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is the education of now and the future.



Course Description: Innovate Aerial Robotics (Robotics)

Prerequisite: No prior programming knowledge required. Good attitude to learning. Please see NOTE below.

Grades 3 to 6 | Date: 3 & 4 April 2018, Tuesday & Wednesday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (2 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East | Cost: $350 (Early Bird Offer: $320. Limited time only. Discount reflected at the checkout.)

For enthusiasts of drones, UAV’s and aerial robotics, Innovate’s Aerial Robotics returns for its fourth season this school holiday. Drones are getting very popular in today’s technology filled world and have changed the way many things such as photography, deliveries and other jobs are done.

In this aerial robotics drone workshop for kids in Melbourne, students will get to learn about drones and work on programming their mini drones, to be able to fly through some mini drone challenges.

A module that teaches students about drones and how they work, safety rules, flying responsibly, how they are made etc. Students will learn how to code the drones to fly, flip, land and more. They will take on the specific drone challenges set out for them and see if their drone gets through the challenges. Hands on Science and Maths!

Some outdoor experience will include viewing the flight of the Dji Pro and Dji Spark (within limits and guidelines) during the course of the module. Added indoor experience includes a drone flight simulator for students to attain hands on real life drone simulation experiences. This module is great for students who love and respect technology and who value learning about how drones work and drone technology in general.

NOTE: This module is not just for flying drones all through the course but for serious learners who are keen to understand and explore drones. Some essential theory about aerial robotics involved. No prior experience required. Strictly limited to 10 places only per season.

  • Students will learn:

    • An introduction to drones
    • Drone materials and safety requirements
    • Flight safety
    • Introduction to coding the drones
    • Flight controls
    • Programming flight paths through obstacles
    • Scientific concepts such as aerodynamics and gravity
    • Computational skills in basic coding for autonomous flight
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Coding
    • Programming and flight control
    • Logical program flow
    • Tests through drone flight paths

Course Description: Python Games Design and Development(Coding)

Prerequisite: No prior experience needed in coding. A good attitude towards learning is essential.

Grades 3 to 6 | Date: 3 to 6 April 2018, Tuesday to Friday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (4 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic |  Cost: $420 (course fee, excluding lab fee), Lab Fee: $80 (This Module includes a lab fee for the rental and installation of laptop and software for use for the student.)

A comprehensive course of Python programming language for the coding enthusiast or the up and coming coder! If you have never programmed before, already know basic syntax, or want to learn more about Python, this course is for you! In this course we will teach you using the latest versions of Python with the middle school student in mind.

This course will teach you Python in a practical manner with an experienced instructor, with step by step instructions, activities and projects (simple games) to complete.

  • Students will learn:

    • Computational Thinking
    • Web Development standards
    • Web Development Process
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Learning to code in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) programming language
    • Learning to code in CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) language
    • Learning Javascript programming language

Course Description: Innovate Augmented Reality (Technology)

Prerequisite: No prior experience needed. Good attitude to learning.

Grades 3 to 6 | Date: 5 April 2018,  Thursday| Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic |  Cost: $180 (Early Bird Offer: $160. Limited time only. Discount reflected at the checkout.)

Augmented Reality (AR) is rapidly changing our world and merging both our physical and virtual experiences and environments. Used in gaming, design, marketing, navigation and more, AR makes everything just that little bit more special. Augmented reality adds a digital layer over the real world environment there and then.

AR technology allows for virtual objects to be placed in the real world in real time which enhances our information about the world we are in. Students will use AR in the classroom to create their own special digital layers and enhance their digital experiences in this Augmented Reality holiday program. Students learn about, understand and use world class innovative software to understand AR and create interactive content. A very hands on and interactive holiday program for kids who just love creating and learning about advanced technologies.

Strictly limited places available for this session.

  • Students will learn:

    • Background of Augmented Reality
    • How to add a digital layer over the real world
    • Adding digital enhancements over the real world
    • How to create their own digital enhancements
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Using software to design AR creations
    • Technology discovery
    • Hands on learning

Course Description: 3D Design and Printing (Technology)

Prerequisite: No prior experience needed. Good attitude to learning.

Grades 3 to 6 | Date: 6 April 2018, Friday| Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic |  Cost: $180 (Early Bird Offer: $160. Limited time only. Discount reflected at the checkout.)

3D printing is part of our world and continues to fascinate people. Enter the world of 3D printing and design in this school holiday program for students in Melbourne, Australia, which students will learn the concepts behind 3D printing and understand how 3D printing works. Yes, from the time the design is created and when it goes to print.Students will learn how to use SketchUp or if they already use it, how to enhance their designs.

Students will be able to view and learn about the design to print process during the session. They will understand how 3D printing evolves from design to print and how 3D printing impacts technology and our world – the advantages and disadvantages of 3D printing, which gets them thinking. Students will take home a 3D printed model after the course.

Strictly limited places available for this session.

  • Students will learn:

    • Introduction to 3D printing
    • Examples of 3D printing and how it is used
    • Learn how 3D printing evolves from design to print
    • How to design a 3D model and bring it to print
    • Advantages and disadvantages of 3D printing
    • Introduction to manufacturing
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Learn design using SketchUp

Course Description: Game Design & Development (Coding)

Prerequisite: No prior experience in game making required.  Student should come with a positive attitude to learning and coding.

Grades 3 to 6 | Date: 9 to 13 April 2018 , Monday to Friday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (5 days program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic | Cost: $550 (Early Bird Offer: $520. Limited time only. Discount reflected at the checkout.)

Enter the world of game making with GameMaker. This popular  course is great for learning  what game design is all about, the game making process and how to make a good game which is fun, interesting and engaging.

This five day course is a hands on activity as students will create their own game which they can play with after the course. Whether you love creating games or are new to the whole game making scene, this is the course for you to learn, create and enjoy.

  • Students will learn:

    • Game creation
    • Coding
    • Learning how to make a game using GameMaker
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Game creation with GameMaker
    • Coding
    • Hand on game creation activities

      What Will Students Take Home?

      • Certificate of Completion.
      • Students in robotics camps ONLY can take home video files of the week’s robot challenges, detailing how well their team’s robots accomplished goals such as moving/pushing objects or navigating obstacle courses. (Students will have to bring their own cameras)


      STEM & 21st Century Skills Development


      Sample Day

      Learning and having fun

      8.45am-9.00am: Check-in. All students meet for morning announcements, ice breakers, and team-building activities.

      9:30am: Students will gather in their respective course groups. Get started!

      Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor.

      12.00pm: Lunch time & Play

      12.50 pm: Students will gather back in their respective course groups. Back to creating and learning!

      3:00pm: Home Sweet Home

      We have class sizes up to a maximum of 12 students per instructor. At INNOVATE TECH CAMPS, we want each student to develop their passion in technology and their leadership skills. Our instructors are passionate about technology and bringing out the best in our students.

      Our technology curriculum is based on a blended learning strategy. We couple live one-on-one instruction with our academy game plan, our innovative learning engine, to provide you with properly paced learning. Most of our courses at innovate tech camps are for beginner through advanced students.

      Our instructors are all adults with a passions for technology, robotics and coding. We have a wide array of skills among our instructors who are all experienced in teaching technology modules around Australian schools. All our staff have valid Working with Children Checks and are dedicated to helping your child achieve their best.

      At Innovate Tech Camps, we want our students to have fun and learn. We love innovation and technology and we hope to continually make it an engaging experience for our students. Sometimes, we bring in our other robotic friends and hold competitions within our camps – all for the fun and love of technology and robotics.


      Augmented Reality (New AR module!)


      5 April 2018, THURSDAY

      • 1 Day Program

      • Explore Augmented & Mixed Reality

      • Students design their own Augmented Reality project using AR design software

      • 9 am to 3 pm

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      Python Games Design and Development

      $420 + $80 Lab Fee

      3 to 6 April, Tuesday to Friday

      • 4 Days Program

      • Learn Python programming language and build simple and fun games

      • 9 am to 3 pm

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      You will need to bring morning tea, lunch, some snacks and a drink bottle. You will also need to bring along your action plans (if any).

      No, they do not need experience for any of the above. We just want kids and teens to come with a positive attitude, ready to learn and have fun!

      All our holiday camps are held at Forest Hill College, 178 – 180 Mahoneys Road, Burwood East, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Enter by Hawthorn Road. Go PAST Burwood Heights Primary School. Location map will be given in email after booking into a program.