In physics, a quantum is the minimum unit of any physical entity. Aligned with this is the fundamental notion that physical property may be given a discrete value or "quantized". This can also be described as identifying and clarifying a dynamic interaction - a very apt description of the aims of Quantum Victoria, as it sets out to articulate the exciting multi-disciplinary 21st Century Environment.

The word comes from the Latin "quantus" meaning "how much" as well as speaking of enquiry and of seeking. And this too lies at the heart of Quantum Victoria, as it nurtures and facilitates the development of knowledge and innovation in the disciplines of STEM.

"Victoria" indicates our location, our status as a statewide leader in STEM education throughout the educational community of Victoria and beyond.