School Cultural Workshops

The Confucius Institute at UoM provides a variety of different cultural workshops to schools across Victoria. Workshops are designed to facilitate understanding of Chinese culture, while also being fun and interactive. They can be offered face-to-face or online. 


2023  Year of the Rabbit Cultural Workshops

The Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne proudly launches its annual Chinese New Year cultural workshop series to schools and local communities! The Lunar New Year in 2023 falls on 22 January. The workshops are specifically designed to celebrate the start of the Year of the Rabbit and give the participants a taste of Chinese culture and traditions. This event is for group registrations only. Click here for more information. There has often been a high demand of these workshops during this period. To secure your program, please make a booking at your earliest convenience.

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School Incursions and Excursions

Upon request, CI staff deliver cultural and art workshops including:

  • Calligraphy
  • Traditional Brush Painting
  • Taichi
  • Chinese Traditional Costume Fitting
  • Chinese Paper-cutting
  • Chinese Knot-making
  • Chinese Lantern-making
  • Fan Colouring
  • Chinese Traditional Games - Chess & Jianzi

School inbound and outbound programs are both available.

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Alongside traditional Chinese arts and crafts workshops, the Institute also offers cultural workshops on topics such as Chinese language (Beginner Mandarin Taster Class), the diversity of Chinese culture, geography, and Asian Migration and its impact on Australia. These workshops are designed to raise the awareness of Australia's cultural diversity, extend the knowledge of modern Australian history, and improve participants' intercultural understanding. They provide a valuable supplement to the Victorian school curriculum in the learning areas of Humanities and Languages, and Intercultural Capability. Workshop content can be tailored to meet requests.