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.

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:

  • 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 1, 2021 :

8 week program each term

Start Date: Monday, 1 February 2021*

End Date: Monday, 29 March 2021

*Excludes Monday 8 March 2021, being the Labour Day Public Holiday

Session time: Mondays,  6.00 pm to 7.30 pm

Venue: Forest Hill College,  178 – 180 Mahoneys Road , Burwood East, VIC

Cost: $270 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 .

Term Dates for 2021:

Term 1 (8 weeks) – Monday 1 February 2021 to Monday 29 March 2021*

Term 2 (8 weeks) – Monday 19 April 2021 to Monday 7 June 2021


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.
  • There are no make up classes for this program if a student does not come for class. 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.

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

Terms and Conditions apply.

Registration opens 1 December 2020 for Term 1, 2021.