Inquiry Program

Future Transport
Investigate and consider transport issues in the local community

Program Overview

Urbanisation is one of the biggest problems effecting the transport sector. With the demand for passenger mobility rapidly increasing, smart technologies and availability of better information and data will have a major impact on the evolution of safety, communication and connectivity for commuters.


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Skills Focus
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Problem Solving
  • Digital, Computer & Technological Literacy
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Personal
  • Social
  • Ethical
Success Criteria
  • Understand that increase in demand for passenger mobility and connectivity will require new ways of managing traffic
    and transport
  • Collaborate effectively to create solutions to identified problems
  • Consider a range of tools, technologies and specialist equipment

The Future Transport inquiry challenges students to investigate and consider transport issues that exist within their community. Students design an innovation that improves traffic and transport experience for users by ensuring safety and real time information communication, with the use of smart technologies/sensors.

This program has been developed in partnership with the North East Link Project (biggest road transport project in Victoria’s history), who’s experts have been involved in numerous consultations and shaping of the program content.

As part of the program, students have an opportunity to learn about infrastructure and transport of the future, consider a range of careers that could lead to working in the transport industry, and conduct interviews and surveys in their local community to identify user needs and understand the context in which the issues exist.

Year Level

Year 7-12


3 Day Program


5-6 Lessons

Industry Focus
  • Advanced Manufacturing
Curriculum Links
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Mathematics

North East Link Project

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Program Skill Up Sessions
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Microcontrollers are widely used to power small form factor devices. This skill up will introduce students to microcontrollers and how to program them to suit their functional requirements.

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Digital Design

Using industry current software students will learn the art of illustration design. From line and shape tools, to gradients and collage creation. Illustrations can also be used to create paths for laser cutters and CNC routers.

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Sensor Technology

From automatic doors to step counters, sensor technology is widely used across society. The sensor technology skill up will provide the skills required to create fixed or wearable sensor devices to meet the determined design requirements.

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GIS Mapping

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and how they can used as a mapping tool for environmental analysis and planning.

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Mobile App Development

Introduction to mobile app development fundamentals including planning for an app, creating layouts, making elements interactive and moving data between screens.

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Computer Aided Design

3D Modelling using industry current software to design virtual prototypes prior to physical production using 3D Printers or Computer Numeric Control machines