Expressions of Interest to participate in the ELSA pilot are now open

Monday 6 March 2017


Expressions of Interest to participate in the Australian Government’s Early Learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Australia (ELSA) pilot are now open.

$6 million in Australian Government funding is being provided for the ELSA pilot, which is a key component of the National Innovation and Science Agenda’s Inspiring all Australians in digital literacy and STEM measure, and forms one part of a trio of early learning initiatives provided under this Agenda.

Four of the ELSA ground-breaking apps will cater for early learners in preschool services, with a separate app to assist early learning educators and one for families, so that STEM learning can continue in the home setting.

The Expressions of Interest process will be open between 5 March and 10 April 2017, with the pilot to be completed by a minimum of 100 preschool services the following year.

For more information about the ELSA pilot and the Expression of Interest process, please visit

For further information on ELSA and the department’s other Early Learning initiatives, Let’s Count and Little Scientists, go to