Secondary school

Core resources

Traffic Safety Essentials is the core resource for road safety education in Victorian secondary schools with direct links to the AusVELS.

Schools can download the resource from the TAC website.

Keys Please is a free session for learner drivers or soon-to-be learner drivers in schools.

Enrichment resources

Connecting the Dots is a 20 minute documentary that tells the story of the aftermath of a tragic car crash involving a group of young men. 

CrashStats contains all reported road crash injury statistics in Victoria.

DriveSmart is a free program which helps young people to practice their skills and become more experienced and safer drivers as they work towards getting their probationary licence. It is the perfect partner to getting hands-on experience in a car.

Fit to Drive is a half day peer facilitated Year 11 workshop that actively encourages and empowers young people as road users to look after themselves and their friends.

Looking After our Mates is a a drug and drink drive information session about responsible drinking, safe driving and looking after your friends. The presentation is delivered free to schools and community groups. 

Make a film. Make a difference (MAFMAD) called on young people aged 25 years or under to write an idea for a short film, tackling a different theme each year. The winning films - from 2003 to 2013 - are available to view on the MAFMAD website.

RAW is an innovative curriculum resource for Years 7 to 8 Health and Physical Education, exploring the concepts of being healthy, risk taking, peer group pressure and safety. Curriculum materials for VELS 5 Health and Physical Education have been developed to support the use of RAW in schools.  

TAC on-line school resources include resources developed for Legal Studies, Health, Civics and English. The resources, which link to the curriculum, aim to help teach the next generation of drivers about road safety, peer behaviour, decision-making and how choices can affect others.

RACV Safe Mates program gives Year 9-12 students the opportunity to be creative contributors in a road safety social media campaign. Finalists work with media and road safety experts to get their road safety messages out to as many people as possible and there are some great prizes to be won.

VCAL Road Safety Units focuses on young driver safety issues and aims to assist young people to enter the road system as safe and responsible drivers.

Victoria Police Youth Resource Officers can deliver sessions to secondary school students on 'Hoon Driving' and 'Staying Focused on the Driving Task'. The sessions can be used to complement the Traffic Safety Essentials resource at Year 10 and are also suitable for Year 11 and 12 students who have attended a Fit2Drive workshop. Please contact your local Victoria Police Youth Resource Officer for more information.

Student Driver Policy Guidelines
The Student Driver Policy Guidelines are designed to support secondary schools to develop and update their own student driver policies and guidelines. The Guidelines are based on principles for School Road Safety Education that have been devised by experts and based on research that is consistent with best practice in the field. Secondary schools are encouraged to use the guidelines to develop policies suitable for their own students.

30 Mar 2016