there is a well-funded push from the chief scientist to get academics of Education and Science to work together to help better prepare science teachers to hit the classroom running. The umbrella Acronym is ETMST, and the Victorian node is ReMSTEP . There is a lot of interesting activity linking scientists, schools, and pre-service teachers.
If you are looking for support and ideas for your educational projects, have a look and consider how you might involve pre-service teachers- especially if you are at one of the funded universities (La Trobe, Melbourne, Deakin or Monash in Victoria). The ETMST link above will put you in touch with the equivalents in your state.