Big Science Competition Teacher Guide

Steps to administer the Big Science Competition for Teachers.

  1. We will send you an email when your school has been set up.
  2. Teachers access the Big Science Competition Administration Portal:
  3. On the Big Science Competition Administration Portal you can view registrations and download username and passwords.
  4. Provide your students the competition URL with a login and password when you’re ready to sit the competition.

Logins are not assigned to students; you will be able to provide any student any login; just be sure to make sure the Year Level is correct for each student.

Once a student enters their log in, they will fill in their name before attempting the competition. 

We will NOT be providing these details to directly to students.

I need to add more students / not all of my students are registered? 
We can add more students to your registration. Please email us on and let us know how many more students you wish to add. 

One or two students were away when we sat the competition; can they sit it at another time? 
Yes, for one or two students, we will allow the students to sit the competition at another time. They can either sit it in class, or at home supervised by their parent or guardian. 

My class is in isolation, lockdown, or experiencing a natural disaster, can they sit at home? 
Yes, students who can’t otherwise sit the competition at school can sit the Big Science Competition at home. 

How long will the competition portal be open?

The Big Science Competition portal will open at 7am AEST Monday 2 May. It will remain open 24 hours a day during the competition period until it closes at 6pm AEST Friday 13 May.

Can we sit the competition after Friday 13 May?  

No. Due to the volume of data that needs to be processed and marked, we do not allow students to sit past the competition end date. 

When do we get the results? 

We will provide results within ten business days. We upload all results to your ASI Teacher Portal. We will email you and post on our social media when the results are ready to download. 

Can I check my technology will work before the competition?
Yes! You can check the devices that you plan to use and have your IT department check through the technology profile

Students are also able to familiarise themselves with the competition with practice questions available here:

Our internet went out, or there was a disruption to the test, what do we do?

The Big Science Competition will allow students to access the competition only once. If they close the window or log out, they will not be able to regain access to the test.

If you experience an internet or electricity failure that impacts the test, please contact us. In most cases we are able to give students a second attempt. Please call our office on 02 6125 6228.

My question isn’t answered here – how can I contact you?

If you have any additional questions about the Big Science Competition, please contact Nurul by emailing or call us on +61 2 6125 6228 (international) or 02 6125 6228 (domestic).