Welcome to The ASET-NSW Inc. Website

Our non-profit association was formed back in 2011 to support with professional training the growing numbers of laboratory technicians, aides, assistants and managers who work in the education sector in New South Wales. We draw our members from state, independent and Catholic sectors, as well as tertiary and TAFE institutions.

Become a member of ASET-NSW today and reap the benefits of networking with your peers. Enjoy the training events developed by your professional colleagues.

The ASET NSW Email Forum

This forum, for all NSW lab techs, is for asking questions, giving and receiving advice and sharing best practice with your colleagues in other schools. Emails are sent instantly and you will receive answers or advice very quickly!


Looking for a job in our sector?

Roles as educational laboratory technicians are advertised all year round.  Check out our Positions Vacant tab first. Otherwise popular sites to find advertised positions are:-




CONASTA 71 - Melbourne

CONASTA is the annual science education conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association. In 2024, CONASTA 71 will be hosted by the Science Teachers Association of Victoria (STAV) between 7-11 JULY.

As the major science education event in Australia, CONASTA has a strong reputation for offering high quality and stimulating professional learning experiences for science teachers, school laboratory technicians/managers and others with an interest in science education. Delegates include representatives from all Australian states and territories, government and non-government schools, all years of schooling and from metropolitan, rural and remote locations.

To register your interest in CONASTA 71 in Melbourne, please visit STAV’s dedicated CONASTA 71 website.

PD Opportunity

Skill Up, Fear Not Workshop

9am-3pm on Monday April 29th  2024 

(First day of Term 2).

16 places ONLY available!

Quantal Biosciences SKILL UP FEAR NOT is a 1-day hands-on teacher and school laboratory technician professional development course conducted in our microbiology research laboratory based at Castle Hill, and is suitable for senior primary to senior high school.

For more information see their website:


Cost $280 full price, or 20% discount for ASET members. 

Includes morning tea and lunch.

Close to Metro and bus stops.

We are looking for expressions of interest ASAP so please respond to vicechairasetnsw@gmail.com for more information.

2024 Memberships 

Renewals are due by March 2024, and you can renew online now by clicking on Edit Contract then "Renew Membership" in your account via the Member Area tab.  https://membership.asetnsw.org.au/

Please email asetnswtreasurer@gmail.com if you need an invoice with a purchase order number, or for more information. Renew your 2024 subscription before 27/2/24 via direct deposit for $45 and include your name.

Want to contribute to the Newsletter?

Please send your contribution or photographs to editorasetnsw@gmail.com for inclusion in the next newsletter.  Sponsorship ads are also for sale.

ConSTANZ24 -Bridges to Knowledge

STANZ annual conference of science technicians.

Tuesday 1 October 2024 – Thursday 3 October 2024 at St Peter’s School in Cambridge, New Zealand. 

The committee is wanting to gather an indication of numbers as to whether you are likely to attend conSTANZ2024 so register your interest at ConSTANZ2024 form .

SYDNEY WRITERS' FESTIVAL - www.swf.org.au  - May 2024

Free & paid sessions from Australia's best science authors.




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