Mar 10, 2019

FIRST Robotics Competition

  • Crimson Education
  • Sydney NSW, Australia


The FIRST Robotics Competition is the flagship competition of FIRST. A large-scale robotics competition, FIRST Robotics Competition brings together students and mentors to build robots that perform in a competitive but gracious environment against teams from all over the world.

In building their robot and doing all the other things that go with an FIRST Robotics Competition team, students learn valuable life skills like teamwork, collaboration, public speaking, technical science and engineering skills, Gracious Professionalism, and others. In Australia, FIRST Robotics Competition teams compete at the Duel Down Under off-season events or official Regional competitions in Sydney or the USA.

A FIRST Robotics Competition team consists of high school students typically aged 14-18. These students have to work together to design, build, program and drive robots.

Helping them are their adult mentors including industry engineers, school teachers, university lecturers, university students, FIRST alumni and others. These mentors use their experience to teach, guide and shape the students through the FIRST Robotics Competition program.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Lots of teams participate. Requires specialised knowledge and skills. Global round in the US is particularly competitive

Participation Cost


Money required to buy parts, get training, travel for competitions

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Specialised knowledge required

Time Commitment


At least a few hours of training per week

Application Process Includes

Attend regionals and level up from there to nationals and global finals