High school

Thinking of a career in the National Security community? How about linguistics, psychology, cyber security, cryptography or computing? You've come to the right place.

We currently support several programs for high school students including the Canberra Maths Enrichment Program and the Canberra Computer Science Enrichment Program. We also participate in outreach programs such as ASI Curious Minds, and the National Youth Science Forum, amongst other initiatives. 

If you're an ACT high school student, ANU provides learning opportunities with our ANU Extension Program. Study computing, maths or engineering with us through years 11 and 12 successfully to receive priority placement through our admissions system, contribution to your ATAR score and credit towards your bachelor degree.

Canberra Girl's Programming Network



The Canberra Girls’ Programming Network (GPN) runs free, hands-on programming workshops for girls in grades 4–12. Girls are introduced to a range of topics such as cryptography and games and code their own programs using the Python programming language.

No coding experience is necessary! Events are run several times a year by volunteer local women studying or working in IT in industry, academia and government.

You can read more about GPN and find out about upcoming event on their website. 


Is STEM your passion?


"I loved learning about cryptography and its uses and applications in today’s society. I wish the workshop could have gone for longer!"

National Science Week participant 2021

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