Programs – Making a booking
Due to continually increasing popularity, demand for school group programs usually exceeds the number of places available, so you may need to be waitlisted. In line with the Department of Education and Training (DET) equitable access policy, GTAC allocates programs equally across metropolitan and rural schools. Rural government school students are fully subsidised for program costs by the DET and are eligible for assistance with travel costs. Students from schools classified as metropolitan disadvantaged also qualify for fully subsidised program costs by DET. All other schools will incur a small cost per student.
Contact GTAC to find out your current school DET classification to see if your school is eligible for subsidies.
How to make a booking request
Select the program you are interested in and notify us of your interest through our Expression of interest form, leaving your contact details and any particulars for your booking. We will contact you, usually within 2 school business days, to discuss your booking request.
When you inquire about a booking online, you will receive a confirmation that your inquiry has been submitted. A GTAC team member will then contact you to discuss program details and applicable charges per student. If your booking is successful, no deposit is required.
Click here to express your interest in one of the programs run at the GTAC learning laboratories in Parkville.
Booking confirmation and payment
A) For on-site programs at GTAC:
At least four (4) weeks before your class is due at GTAC, you will be contacted to confirm student numbers. The number of students you indicate at this time will be the number of students for which your school will be invoiced (depending on your school’s classification).
If the number of students attending reduces once your booking has been reconfirmed, unless there are exceptional circumstances, your school will still need to pay the full invoiced amount.
B) For outreach programs (we come to you):
GTAC currently visits rural government and metropolitan disadvantaged schools, delivering our outreach programs free of charge. All other schools are charged for visits. Contact GTAC to determine if your school is classified as rural or metropolitan disadvantaged by DET.
Four (4) weeks before our scheduled visit or polycom conference, you will be contacted to confirm student numbers. The number of students you indicate at this time will be the number of students for which your school will be invoiced (depending on your school’s classification).
Please attach your cheque, made payable to “The University High School – GTAC”, to the tax invoice provided and mail to:
GTAC Administrative Assistant
The Gene Technology Access Centre,
University High School
77 Story Street, Parkville Melbourne 3052
Alternatively, your school can pay via direct deposit using the bank details outlined on the invoice.
Whole group cancelations must be made at least 4 weeks prior to your booking date or an administration fee of $50 and a cancelation fee of $5 per student ex GST will apply.
Booking terms and conditions
GTAC reserves the right to:
- reallocate your place if payment procedures are not followed or we are unable to confirm your booking;
- modify program content in line with demand and availability of resources at any time; and
- vary fees for a program, impose administrative charges on overdue accounts or refuse to accept subsequent booking requests from schools that fail to pay a cancellation fee.