Shell Energy commits to 3-year partnership with Deadly Coders.

Igniting a love of STEM for Indigenous Australians.

Deadly Coders is a community-managed not-for-profit on a mission to ignite learning and career pathways in STEM to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary and secondary students across Australia.

We provide a culturally safe, connected space for learning and creativity in digital technologies – our fully subsidised programs include coding, robotics and digital technologies curriculum.

Indigenous child learns to code at Deadly Coders workshop

These organisations proudly sponsor Deadly Coders to deliver STEM programs across Australia.

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Why Deadly Coders exists

A critical STEM Skills shortage

In 2024, we will need 100,000 more digitally skilled workers in Australia – Deadly Coders provides positive education experiences and pathways to long-term employment prospect via meaningful STEM exposure at critical learning ages.

Early exposure ignites a flame

Children are innately fascinated with building and exploring. Early positive experiences and exposure to STEM is a powerful influence, leading kids to build their confidence and capability, and increasing their likelihood of further study and pursuit of careers in STEM.

A gap that needs closing

68% of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander year 8 students performed below STEM international standards, compared with 34% of general school population. First Nations participation in tertiary STEM studies is 10 times lower than the general population rate.

Experienced Tutors sharing knowledge

Access to experienced tutors who love STEM, and provide face-to-face encouragement, guidance and a genuine care for student’s progression.

Opportunity for RAP programs

Immediate and tangible delivery of a proven program designed to BOOST indigenous exposure and participation in STEM


Delivering real STEM learning to
Indigenous students

We’re on a mission… and you can help!

Our vision is to provide every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary and secondary school student with access to engaging STEM programs in the next 10 years.


Deadly Coders is community managed, meaning our programs are culturally appropriate, and focussed on empowering and building confidence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. In 2021 and 2022, we delivered pilot programs to over 300 Indigenous youths in Victoria and Queensland – and now we’re ready to grow. Join us, and help us ignite a love of STEM learning to a new generation.

Breaking glass ceilings with reconciliation action plans

  • Registered majority-managed Indigenous charitable organisation delivering meaningful education programs
  • 57% of participants in Deadly Coders pilot are female – twice the industry average
  • Industry-specific mentoring delivered in partnership with Engineers Australia
  • Community engagement and education for Indigenous children


Programs Delivered


Students Served


Online courses delivered


Curriculum Options

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Interested in supporting Deadly Coders ? Let’s chat!

We’re keen to work together to design a partnership program to meet your needs. Register your details below for more information.
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