About Us

KIOSC is an innovative, shared learning environment which inspires students to prepare for the careers of the future. Students take part in enriched opportunities that excite their thinking about the myriad of emerging career opportunities before them, with a particular focus of STEM

KIOSC (Knox Innovation Opportunity & Sustainability Centre) was established in 2012 under the Australian Government Trade Training Centres in Schools (TTC) program as a partnership between the Knox Consortium of Secondary Schools and Swinburne University of Technology as the Registered Training Organisation. The objective was to develop a shared facility providing courses and learning experiences which enhanced the schools’ educational provision in preparing students for future pathways and careers. In addition to offering VET courses, the KIOSC Discovery Centre was developed as an opportunity to engage students from an earlier stage in their schooling.

The KIOSC partner schools are Rowville Secondary College, Bayswater Secondary College, Boronia K-12, Fairhills High School, Scoresby Secondary College and Wantirna College. However, ANY SCHOOLS are welcome to make a booking.

Swinburne University 2021 AWARDS

KIOSC is pleased to announce that we have been awarded TWO Swinburne University Awards

Vice Chancellor Teaching Excellence – TrashBot Challenge
Congratulations to KIOSC team and all their supports, industry partners, participating schools for winning Swinburne University’s Vice Chancellor award for their TrashBot project. It is exciting to be delivering this inspiring, innovative technological sustainable waste management  program again next year to many other schools.

Pro Vice Chancellor VET and Chief Executive – TrashBot Challenge
Congratulations to KIOSC team for the PVC and CEO award from Swinburne University of Technology TAFE division. This program was developed as part of a Federal Maker Project Grant:
Community STEM Engagement.
Learners designed a solution to a global problem related to waste management using innovative technology.

KIOSC Building, Swinburne Wantirna

Our Facility

The KIOSC building’s state of the art design showcases sustainable building systems and includes the latest in technologies creating an innovative and adaptable environment for students.

The centre has been designed to engage and stimulate students’ thinking. It provides creative and immersive spaces for students to think critically and systematically about problems, possible solutions and to imagine their futures.

KIOSC features a combination of general collaborative, presentation and breakout spaces that are rich in digital media, including a Discovery Theatre, Immersion Hall, Science and Discovery Laboratories and fully equipped technical training facilities for the delivery of engineering, electrotechnology, laboratory skills and graphic design vocational studies.

KIOSC is accessible for wheelchairs via an external ramp to Level 2 and an internal lift to Level 1.