Funded by the Department of Transport and TAC, the F2D Workshop aims to prevent serious injuries and lives lost amongst young Victorian road users. The young people we engage with get a unique opportunity to explore the complexities of decision-making and assessing risk as a road user.
Here’s what you need to know about the F2D Workshop:
- Started as a community response to a community issue
- Guided by a team of passionate facilitators
- Includes both large and small group interactive activities
- Supported by Victoria Police and Fire Rescue Victoria officers who attend on the day
- Educates on the road rules relevant to the Graduated Licensing System
- Equips young people with a kit bag of strategies to stay safe as a road user
The F2D Workshop is about keeping young people safe regardless of what type of road user they are.
How the day works
The workshop begins with young people exploring one of the leading causes of crashes for young road users: distractions. They are encouraged by our facilitators to take the lead on discussing what behaviours are considered risky and get a chance to share about their experiences as a passenger.
A member of the Victoria Police then joins in to unpack the non-negotiable facts and the reality of the risks for young road users. Here, young people explore how the Graduated Licencing System (GLS) is put in place to keep young people safe. In this, they examine the key crash risks for young road users, known as the Fatal Five.
Fire Rescue Victoria also take a strong interest in the road safety space. Guided by a firefighter, the young people are taken through a case study that highlights the importance of having a safer way to get home. The activity focuses on the choices, influences and responsibility around the case study. This aims to encourage young people to develop their own strategies to keep themselves and their mates safe on the road.
We know that change doesn’t happen without practice, commitment, reflection and action. In the final part of the day, young people are given the opportunity to develop a kit bag of strategies and collaborate in role-plays to practise what they could say to positively influence their peers for staying safe. To end the workshop, young people work on their own plan and commitment to keeping their mates and their community safe on the roads.
F2D Workshop Outcomes
Key Learning Outcomes
- Promotes a culture of road safety by analysing the importance of risk awareness, making good choices and understanding the non-negotiable facts of road safety (VCE Health and Human Development Unit 3 Area of Study).
- Identifies the shared responsibility of young road users in reducing road trauma within their communities (VCAL Personal Development Skills Unit 2).
- Creates an environment where they practise speaking up, sharing their opinions and hearing from their peers regarding road safety issues. (VCAL Literacy Learning Outcome 2).
- Invites the opportunity for young people to share their differing experiences with unsafe driving behaviours and provokes discussion around safer choices (VCCCTQ045).
- Facilitates discussion to think critically about their personal responsibility, how peers can influence their decision-making and the consequences of risky driving behaviours (VCECD022, VCECD023).
- Engages young people in relevant scenarios to plan, act, implement and evaluate strategies that are easy and effective for staying safe (ACPPS092, ACPPS096, ACPMP105, VCHPEP147, VCHPEP149, VCHPEP151).
Costs to run the F2D Year 11 Workshop is dependent on student number, location of the school, and local funding availability. The Department of Transport provides partial funding for every workshop.
To get an accurate quote for your school, reach out to our booking team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0438 139 214.