Fuelling a Hydrogen Future: STEM Skills for Secondary Learning

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Queensland secondary students can enrol into free online learning programs, Fuelling a Hydrogen Future: STEM Skills for Secondary Learning, under a new partnership between CQUniversity and the Queensland Government. These micro-credential programs seamlessly integrate into classrooms and equip students with industry-relevant skills and tools for the future workforce.

Developed by CQU in partnership with Stanwell Corporation and ACCIONA Energía, the online programs will build meaningful industry-school connections and showcase the Queensland hydrogen and renewable energy sectors to our future workforce.

The renewable energy industry provides an opportunity for the development and innovation of new renewable energy technologies to sustainably meet burgeoning global energy demands. The hydrogen industry in Queensland is set to be a promising option for storing energy from renewables, advancing the decarbonisation of regional and global economies and positioning Queensland as a sustainable energy powerhouse nationally and internationally. 

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Students undertaking Fuelling a Hydrogen Future: STEM Skills for Secondary Learning (Years 7-10 ) or (Years 11-12) micro-credentials will learn how hydrogen can support the world’s growing energy demands while reducing the global carbon footprint, as well as develop the STEM skills relevant to participating in the emerging hydrogen industry. 

The QCAA/ACARA curriculum-aligned online learning resources are available for students in Years 7-10 and Years 11-12. These non-creditable micro-credentials are awarded a digital badge and a Certificate of Completion. 

Students will explore:

  • Chemical and physical properties of hydrogen
  • History of hydrogen fuel
  • Hydrogen applications
  • Hydrogen storage and transport
  • Hydrogen safety
  • Future of the hydrogen industry.

The micro-credentials align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 Affordable and Clean Energy and include Queensland-based STEM industry professional profiles.


Teacher Resources

The Teacher Implementation Plan aims to provide students with an engaging and interactive experience that helps them understand the properties, uses and applications of hydrogen which includes the following key elements:

  • Micro-Credential Summary
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Facilitating Learning
  • Assessing Learning

The curriculum alignment plans include learning areas, content descriptors, general capabilities, and cross-curriculum priorities. 

Further Information

Students must be enrolled using their Education Queensland email address. Teachers may bulk enrol students by contacting H2learning@cqu.edu.au and requesting a bulk enrolment template.

For further information on Fuelling a Hydrogen Future, contact H2learning@cqu.edu.au or the course authors: