Resources for teachers
Lessons at the Port Education Centre
Classes at the Port Education Centre (Port Ed) are free and cover a vast range of subjects.
Lessons are planned in consultation with the booking teacher. This ensures schools receive lessons tailored to their needs, whatever the topics being studied.
All education programs are written with reference to the Victorian Education Learning Standards.
The program caters for all ages, from primary to tertiary, and covers a huge range of topics.
See the Port Education brochure (PDF, 970 kb) .
Examples of lessons available at Port Ed
Role and function of a port, types of ships, transport, buoyancy.
History of the Port of Melbourne, port economics, port operations, port careers and world trade.
Port careers, port operations and supply chain logistics.
Shipping background (PDF, 235 kb)
A brief history of the Port of Melbourne (PDF, 465 kb)
Economic background of the Port of Melbourne(PDF, 60 kb)
Information on the Channel Deepening Project
Careers Fact Sheet (PDF, 185 kb)
Surface-tension driven boat (PDF, 130 kb)
Balloon boat (PDF, 50 kb)
Spice geography (PDF, 50 kb)
Locating a port (PDF, 155 kb)
Ship's wake (PDF, 50 kb)
Ballast water (PDF, 50 kb)
Longitude and latitude (PDF, 50 kb)
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For more information
Port Education Officer
Port of Melbourne Corporation
Tel: +61 3 9683 1361