VCE Biology Program

The School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne, is running an online program for VCE Biology students from 22 June 2021.

Our 2021 program

The School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne annually hosts Laboratory Workshops for Biology students on campus. The workshop enables students to complete practical laboratory activities in a tertiary education setting to support Outcomes 1 and 2 of Unit 4, VCE Biology 2021. The activities are:

  • Analysis of evidence for evolutionary change and the effect on population structure using Drosophila melanogaster as a model
  • Using tools and techniques to manipulate DNA to demonstrate the evolution of antibiotic resistance.

In 2021, due to restrictions resulting from COVID-19, we are once again offering a version of this program online and free of charge. In place of the lab-based sessions, students will generate and analyse data via an online interactive platform. Sessions can be completed any time and the online modules will be available from 22 June.

people using microscopes

Program details and registration

Dates: From 22 June 2021
Location: Online
Cost: Free


Registrations: Danielle Dimech, +61 3 8344 6259,

Workshop enquiries: Brianna Steed, +61390358809,