The Dream Factory

Coming in 2017....

The Dream Factory

Excursion Theme: Self Employment as a Career Option

Duration: 2 hours (Approximately)

Suitable for: Students (Grades 7 to 12), new business owners

Themes: STEM, Business Management, Career Guidance

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The Dream Factory isn’t about business as usual, it’s business as unusual - productive, collaborative work spaces.

In early 2017, The Dream Factory will be the home of some of the world's most innovative and disruptive businesses, creating a unique workplace environment for design, technology and social change.

Set by the Maribyrnong River in Footscray, The Dream Factory spills over four-levels of inspiring renovated wool-shed warehouse space (formerly the home of Lonely Planet).  

Featuring the most up-to-date technologies, The Dream Factory will have a 200kW rooftop solar system and house Australia’s first industrial Tesla batteries. Over time, it will become one of Australia’s most sustainable buildings.

Excursions Details

Location:                 90 Maribyrnong St. Footscray, Victoria 

Cost:                        Min. $375 for up to 15 students, plus $25 per additional student

Max. class size:       By Negotiation

Time:                       Approximately 2 hours between 9.00am and 3.00pm (Time slot may be negotiated)

Other:                      No GST is applicable to the excursion for registered schools


Understanding – Students will have a tour of The Dream Factory facilities and develop an understanding of what a collaborative working community is, and how it functions.

Inquiry – Students will explore the theme of Self-Employment as a Career Option.

Students will be able to:

  • Identify the seven key skills needed to start a business.
  • Understand how Foundation Skills support the key skills of successful business.
  • Learn about the seven ways to ‘Fail Forward’
  • Participate in a Q&A forum with some of The Dream Factory clients, to describe their Start-Up journey, ’failing forward’ and experience as entrepreneurs.

Application – Students will have the opportunity to go to Inspire9 in Richmond through their weekend workshop program for young students.

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