VCE Psychology Sleep Program


VCE Sleep Education Session

Our Aim
To provide a not-for-profit, community service where we can educate every school, private or public, in the area of sleep science.

We offer a comprehensive, 1.5 hour sleep education session for any school who are looking to give their students the edge on Sleep Science. 


The program is checked against the current VCE curricula each year to ensure your students are getting the most from their experience with us. 


We run both Excursions or Incursions based on your needs and we will work hard to accommodate your school period times as we know school time is of the utmost importance.


Topics Include:


  • The purpose of sleep

  • Normal sleep patterns

  • Identifcation of sleep stages and how these are interpreted using EEG, EOG and EMG

  • The effects of sleep deprivation and recovery sleep

  • Adolescent sleep patterns.


Activities include:


  • A student is wired up and we look at their brain waves (EEG), eye movements (EOG), heart (ECG) and muscle tone (EMG) in real time.

    • This is included in both Excursion and Incursions

  • Excursions also include a walk through the sleep laboratory where students witness all aspects of the daily functioning of a sleep lab. 



For the Junior program

We also present our Epworth VCE Sleep Program
in  conjunction with KIOSC
The Knox Innovation, Opportunity and Sustainability Centre (KIOSC) aims to inspire and empower today’s students to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours which will equip them for their future careers.

All Day Science Program


If you would like to run an Epworth VCE Sleep Program as a stand alone session or in conjunction with another activity run by KIOSC, please contact the KIOSC centre by clicking the banner below.





We have found the best way to get students actively involved in Science and to develop an awareness of what a sleep scientist does is to come to us!


We can accommodate up to 25 students at one time due to our venue size restrictions.

For larger classes we can either run consecutive or concurrent sessions depending on Staff and Venue availability.

Please note: Due to the popularity of our Sleep Program, bookings are based on a first in best dressed principle.


All excursions are held at the Epworth Freemasons Hospital;

166 Clarendon Street,

East Melbourne



Once teachers and students arrive, please congregate at the front reception of the Freemasons Hospital shortly before your session is due to start. One of our educators will meet you there and will escort your group to the designated meeting room on campus.

All students are to be escorted by one of our staff while on the premises so it is essential that all students arrive on time.




If coming to see us is not logistically possible for your school, we can come out to you! The only disadvantage is that your students wont see a fully functioning Sleep Disorders Unit - However all curricula is the same! We even bring out a portable sleep diagnositcs device so students can still get "wired up" in order to look at live EEG.


We generally find our incursions run best when there are a maximum of 50 students in the class.

To accommodate for more students we can run consective sessions at the school on the same day.

We will try to avoid return visits to schools


No tentative bookings, so please book your session/s well in advance!


Session Costs


VCE Sleep Excursions

Includes a visit to our Sleep Laboratory


VCE Sleep Incursions

Our educator conduct the session at your school


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Junior Science Program (Year 6-10)



This program can be tailored to suit your student's interest, ability and age, and can include:


  • Sleep disorders

  • Circadian rhythms

  • Sleep stages

  • How we monitor sleep in a sleep laboratory?

  • Normal sleep


Price depends on the length of the program and the number of students