Ages: 14-18 Years
Resources 2018 *Coming Soon
- Game & Season Info
- Game Materials
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For ALL FIRST Australia events, each participant including students and coaches must download, complete & submit on tournament day:
In addition to the FIRST Consent form, all NSW FIRST Eventsparticipants including students and coaches must download, complete & submit on tournament day:
FTC Team Grants 2018-19
Rookie Team grants are now available in limited quantities for new teams in Australia. Please see below for more information.
- DEKA Grants: FTC Rookie grants available from the US, please CLICK HERE for more information and to apply.
- FLL Graduation Grants: For existing FLL teams who wish to begin FTC, a generous sponsor is offering a $50 grant towards the first-time registration fee with FIRST Australia. Apply via this form: CLICK HERE
- RITO (Robots in the Outback): Supported by Google in Australia. Details coming soon!
*Coming May 2018
2018 registration fees are $275 AUD* per team which is payable to FIRST Australia. When registering in the US FIRST System (final step), teams will pay $USD via credit card for the kit of parts & supplies and will be invoiced separately by FIRST Australia/Macquarie University for the registration fee.
- Download and read this PDF:
FIRST Australia FTC Registration Process
- FIRST Australia Registration System
- US FIRST Registration System
(Parts/Kits will be purchased via this link.)
If you would like to join the FTC Coaches Forum, please request access here.
For more information, contact us.
*Queensland teams who have sponsorship will not be billed. Please contact Peter Kellett if you have questions concerning whether or not your team falls under that sponsorship.
Registration for the 2018-19 Season
For up to date season information, please continue to check this page and the following link:
CLICK HERE for the FIRST Inspires FTC site.
FIRST® Tech Challenge is designed for high school students to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.
Students get to:
- Design, build, and program robots
- Apply real-world maths and science concepts
- Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
- Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
- Compete for a spot in the World Championship
- Qualify for over $13.5 million in international university scholarships
The FIRST® Tech Challenge season opens in September with the release of that year's game, and teams then have until December to prepare before the Australian National FIRST® Tech Challenge tournament. The best teams from the national tournament are then chosen to represent Australia at the FIRST World Championships in Saint Louis, USA.