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The Foster Adem Award for Leadership in Technologies Education

This award is for leadership excellence in the person’s contribution to Design and Technologies, VCE Product Design & Technology and/or VCE Systems Engineering education, either for ongoing work or for a special contribution during the past year.

This could be awarded for:

  • Excellence in the development of a Technologies education support materials
  • Excellence in the promotion of Technologies education
  • Excellence in the delivery of Technologies education professional development
  • Excellence in liaising with other organisations about Technologies education
  • Contributions to Technologies education that have assisted teachers in schools 


  • The educator has contributed the Technologies education outside their normal teaching/work
  • The educator exhibits an outstanding or unique understanding of Technologies education that has allowed others to develop their skills/understanding.
  • The educator exhibits sound pedagogical skills and/or an ability to get alongside teachers of Technologies and progress the study of Technologies education in the state or national setting
  • The educator exhibits leadership in the field of Technologies education
  • The educator must be a current DATTA Vic member

2022 nominations are now closed.

The History of the Foster Adem Award

DATTA Vic is honoured that our Leadership in Technologies Education Award is named after Foster Adem.

In 2001 Foster joined Trinity Grammar School as their first Head of the Design & Technology Faculty, where he remined until his retirement in 2016. Sadly he passed away in August 2017.

In the words of his friend and colleague Peter, Foster was an active DATTA member, bringing a wealth of experience from Industry and many schools...He will be greatly missed.





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