COVID-19 pandemic programs and resources

GTAC has developed programs and resources to support students and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs and resources made available on this page have been developed to inform about the pandemic and/or address challenges brought on by restrictions. They are made freely available to all schools.

As always, our current online courses and downloadable teaching resources are freely available to meet many of your other educational needs.


COVID-19 Snapshots: Online resources exploring the pandemic

We have developed a number of online resources that spotlight Victoria's STEM heroes whose research is underpinning Victoria's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These online resources feature STEM experts and immerse students in an exploration of areas such as COVID-19 pathology and the immune response, testing methods, mathematical modelling and strategies to limit transmission.


Resources for levels 7 - 10

What is COVID-19? - Online course

Meet Professor Margaret Hellard and learn about the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to view this resource.



How does the body respond to COVID -19? - Online course

Meet Professor Jason Mackenzie and explore the effects of COVID-19 on the respiratory system and learn about how the immune system responds to infection. Click here to view this resource.



How can we confirm cases of COVID-19? - Online course

Meet Associate Professor David Anderson and examine testing methods to detect who is infected with the COVID-19. Click here to view this resource.




Resources for levels 9 & 10

Using mathematics to evaluate policy decisions on COVID-19 - Online course

Analyse infection rates of COVID-19 in Victoria using the gradient of a line and test the effectiveness of public policies. Click here to view this resource.



Coronavirus interventions: protecting communities from disease by preparing a pandemic plan - Online course

Investigate interventions used to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 by exploring materials from various public education campaigns, government policy responses and interviews with a STEM expert. Click here to view this resource.



Using a computer simulation to investigate the impacts of vaccination on herd immunity - Online course

Use a dynamic simulation to explore the concept of herd immunity and how it affects the potential for a virus to spread through a community. Click here to view this resource.