Advanced Systems Robotics Academy

Age Range: Grades 7 to 10

Prerequisite: Suitable for students who have a keen interest in open source technologies and advanced systems. No prior experience required. Respectful behaviour in the classroom is expected as students in this academy have a high level of interest in exploring technologies. This program will NOT admit students below Grade 7.

Learning Requirements: If your child has additional learning requirements, please contact Innovate Academy before enrollment.


The Advanced Systems Academy takes robotics to a higher level and is most suited for students who are interested in mechatronics, robotics and technology and who are looking at exploring mechatronics and robotics in their high school years in preparation for university. No prior experience is required but students are required to participate fully and willing to work with others as a team.

In the Advanced Systems Academy, students will be working with advanced robotics systems such as Circuits, Electronics, Artificial Intelligence, Arduino based systems and VEX Robotics plus be able to experience Competitive Robotics by participating the the yearly VEX Robotics Competition.

The Android-powered robotics platform can be controlled by mobile phones and uses JAVA as the programming language, which is a useful and highly sought after programming skills to attain. With the Android based platform, students will learn and become skilled in technologies which are in demand now.

The JAVA programming language is among the most popular in use today and us the basis for many advanced placement courses. Students also learn about the engineering drive Vex Robotics system and Robot C.

 Get ready now for the future you are aiming for. To maximize the learning of all of these systems, it is recommended that students remain part of the academy for at least a year.

Check out Innovate Technology and Robotics Academy student achievements

Core Module:

  • Arduino and Open source Electronics and robotics System
  • VEX Robotics System
Secondary Modules:
  • CAD (Computer Aided Design)
  • 3D printing and design
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Virtual robotics
  • Coding
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Arduino Programming
  • Augmented Reality

Academy Certifications:

Innovate Academy Advanced Robotics Certification modules are available for students who have participated in this program for a minimum of 2 terms (additional certification fees apply). VEX Robotics Levels 1 to 2 are available for students who are driven to succeed and who would like to take their knowledge of the VEX Robotics System to a higher level.

Advanced Systems Academy Details Term 4, 2022 :

8 week program each term

Start Date: *Monday 3 October 2022 | End Date: Monday 21 November 2022

*Lessons are delivered ON SITE, face to face. This program operates on Flexible Delivery due to COVID- 19: Lessons affected by lockdowns, instructor or student isolation will be delivered ONLINE. Students are required to attend these sessions. All materials are provided for face to face delivery in class. For online lessons, students are required to have a laptop and stable internet connection.

Session time: Mondays,  6.15pm to 7.45pm | Venue: Forest Hill College,  178 – 180 Mahoneys Road , Burwood East, VIC

Class Ratio: 10:1 (Student : Educator) | Cost: $310 per term, per student 

BYOD: This is a BYOD program where students are expected to bring their own Windows (only) laptop to the weekly sessions .

Monday Term Dates for 2022:

Term 3 (8 weeks) – Monday 11 July 2022  to Monday 29 August 2022

Term 4 (8 weeks) – Monday 3 October 2022  to Monday 21 November 2022

Program Key Terms for Enrollments & Renewals

  • Bookings /Renewals for every term can be done on this page.
  • Fees can be paid anytime during the current term for the next term before the due date.
  • Fees must be paid in full before a student can enter the program every term.
  • Student must not attend class if unwell and contact the academy for an online alternative or a credit. Public holidays are made up with either an extra lesson or session hours added on which will be decided by Innovate Academy.
  • No parent / guardian is permitted to stay in the classroom as the program promotes independent learning.
  • COVID- 19: Lessons affected by lockdowns, instructor or student isolation will be delivered online only. Students are required to attend these sessions.

NOTE:  Please refer to notices from Innovate Academy for make up lessons and session changes during the term, if applicable.

Terms and Conditions apply. View our COVID SAFE POLICY.