Frequently Asked Questions

Date: 18 May 2024

Materials available for Years 5 to 10

General Information

The Day can be taught over the course of Term 2 or all on one global day of activity, 18 May 2024.
Students in Years 5 to 10 will participate in a STEM aligned curriculum focused on artificial intelligence.

The lesson plans are tailored by school year and developed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), i2Learning, CSIRO and UNSW.

The Day of AI materials are free to all Australian schools and involve a series of creative, fun and hands-on activities. Topics cover everything from the basics of what AI is, through to design and creation exercises using AI and understanding the benefits and potential risks of AI.

The Day of AI will be held on the 18th of May 2023.
If this date isn’t possible for your classroom, you can run it any time in Term 2. The 2023 teaching materials will be released ahead of Term 2 2023 and these will include ideas on how to run the course material over a day/week/month/term.

View the 2022 course materials. 2023 course materials will be released before Term 2.

As AI continues to transform the way we live, work, learn and play, it’s essential that  students and their teachers understand what AI is, how it works and how to harness its power in safe and ethical ways.

The Day of AI is open to all schools in every state and territory across Australia.

The Day of AI is open to all students from Years 5-10. 

Parents can access more information about the Day of AI on the website. We also have a Day of AI fact sheet that principals or teachers can share with parents via their established parent-communication portals or processes. The Day of AI website is dayofaiaustralia.com.

You can register to participate in The Day of AI any time throughout Term 2.

The competitions for all year levels will close at 5pm AEST Friday 30 June 2023.

Course materials and classroom details

Course materials will be made available via our website and email. Course materials are available now and can be taught with the start of Term 2, 2023.

Access to the course materials by registering.

If you’ve already registered, check your email for the links. 

Register for 2023 Day of Ai

Yes, we will be hosting six training sessions for teachers on the materials.

Here are the current available sessions and their corresponding attendance links: 

  • Monday the 1st of May (5-6pm) – Attend
  • Friday the 5th of May (3-4pm) – Attend
  • Monday the 8th of May (3-4pm) – Attend
  • Wednesday the 10th of May (5-6pm) – Attend
  • Friday the 12th of May (3-4pm) – Attend

To attend, just click on the ‘Attend’ link during the time of the session, the Zoom meeting will open and the host will let you in. 

Thanks to the generous support of our partners, the Day of AI is free for schools to participate in.

You heard that right, as a part of course materials all students have the opportunity to compete for prizes. 

The contest be open for entries at the start of The Day of AI and close within 48 hours.

Previous prizes included JB Hifi vouchers for younger participants and work experience at some of Australia’s best tech companies for the older participants.

Full prize list

Schools do require internet connection and laptops or iPads for students.

We recommend at least one laptop or iPad per every two students.

If your school would like to participate but doesn’t have access to the necessary technology requirements please reach out and we’ll do our best to support you.

Email hello@dayofaiaustralia.com

The Day of AI is an introduction to AI for students, so no prior experience is necessary. The activities are also designed to suit students of all ability levels.

We encourage as many students as possible from participating schools and year levels to take part in the activities, but not every student is required to. We understand that schools are a busy environment, so it’s up to individual schools to determine how many students are involved.

We encourage schools to complete all the activities to ensure they get the most out of the day, but it is OK if you are unable to complete them all.

The activities can be easily delivered by teachers, regardless of how little or how much experience they have in computer science, AI or any other digital technologies. Participating teachers will also be invited to a free online training workshop ahead of the Day of AI to go through the program content and activities and ensure they feel confident delivering them.

This year, we will be hosting six training sessions for teachers on the materials before the Day of AI.

Here are the current available sessions (time in AEST) and their corresponding attendance links: 

  • Monday the 1st of May (5-6pm) – Attend
  • Friday the 5th of May (3-4pm) – Attend
  • Monday the 8th of May (3-4pm) – Attend
  • Wednesday the 10th of May (5-6pm) – Attend
  • Friday the 12th of May (3-4pm) – Attend

To attend, just click on the ‘Attend’ link during the time of the session, the Zoom meeting will open and the host will let you in. 

Additionally, we can provide on the day digital support as needed. To access this support email hello@dayofaiaustralia.com.

All participating schools will be in the running for some great prizes, including work experience opportunities for students at some of Australia’s leading tech companies.