Curriculum resources that are 100% FREE!  How Cool is that?  


Cool Australia has been supporting teachers since 2008, providing them with learning activities and resources that make teaching and understanding real world scenarios as easy as possible.

Units, lessons and activities are Australian curriculum aligned and FREE to educators and students. You can choose to follow full units of study or pick individual lessons to fit in with your curriculum. 


New Lessons aligned to New Zealand curriculum


 Check out our first NZ curriculum aligned lessons, developed with our 2040 partners to support growing demand from the New Zealand teaching community.

The Cool Australia team are working on developing additional resources for New Zealand teachers. If you have a topic or partner of particular interest, please email our education team and let them know.


Browse by our most popular topics

Creative Thinking STEM & STEAM Nature of Mindfulness


ocean conservation Energy






The Final Quarter


The Final Quarter



Media Arts
Years 9 & 10

Years 5 & 6

Years 9 & 10

Film Competition
Years 3 to 8

Fanfare Competiton
Years 7 to 10

This unit investigates the archival documentary technique used in The Final Quarter.

These lessons have been prepared to support teachers in exploring the topics of archival documentaries, filmmaking and film analysis, through the lens of The Final Quarter documentary. .


This unit unpacks the Nutrition Information Panel (NIP) on packaged food. It demystifies the sometimes complicated range of terms and figures,
and explores how the NIP can be co-opted by advertising techniques.

This unit looks at score and song writing, including analysing lyrics and musical elements.

These lessons have been prepared to support teachers in exploring the topics of composition for film, film score analysis and lyric analysis, through the lens of The Final Quarter documentary. 

This unit contains six lessons for Years 3-8 and is designed to support you and your students to produce quality films for the MobileMuster Film Competition.

We have also prepared a competition preparation kit for 2020 which you can access here.

The competition is open to young people aged 12-21 years. The task is to compose a 30 second composition and submit a score and recording online. 

The competition is looking for works that have ‘something to say’ and that draw attention.




Expand your teaching skill set.

From integrating STEM and STEAM into your curriculum, to teaching mindfulness, our on demand professional development courses will deliver you top of class.

You can complete your course at your leisure.  Each course contains around 20 units or topics and the total completion time is around 2 hours.

Courses we offer include:

Teach Indigenous Land Management Using Fire – Secondary

Use Discussion Circles in the Classroom – Primary and Secondary

STEAM Made Simple – Secondary

Teach Mindfulness to Students – Early Learning, Primary and Secondary and other contemporary strategies and skills.


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