FPS is worldwide with over 250,000 participants over the last decade


FPS supports students to develop team skills or participate individually


FPS encourages critical and creative thinking skills with real life problem solving

Future Problem Solving Program is a global educational organisation. Founded in 1974 by creativity pioneer Dr. E. Paul Torrance, the program’s goal is to inspire creativity in students and encourage them to develop a positive vision for the future.

FPS teaches problem-solving strategies, collaboration, critical and creative thinking, and effective communication. This interdisciplinary approach helps develop ethical leadership skills. Students become equipped with the skills and vision to become global citizens.

Participation in one or more of our programs sees students investigate significant issues from a diverse range of community and global topics, including business/economics, science/technology, and social/political concerns.

The programs operate as year-long programs. All students will start with practice problems and preliminary project deadlines to support learning through feedback and assessment.

After the practice problems, a competitive topic is offered for qualification into our National Finals.  Winners are then extended the chance to compete and collaborate with problem solvers from all over the globe at the International Finals (IC) held in the United States in June the following year.

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  • Familiarise yourself with the programs and topics 
  • Assist your child’s team with research on the topics
  • Coach a team or an individual yourself
  • Take training to become an evaluator
  • Recruit a group and start an adult GIPS team
  • Volunteer at the National Finals
  • Sponsor a team to the International Conference


Many students have found their experience in the program helpful through their University application process and alumni found the skills learned essential in their careers


Future Problem Solving Australia acknowledges the traditional owners of this land. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

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