Protective Moto Gear

Specialist Fibre Innovation Program

Program Overview

Victoria is Australia’s food and fibre capital, accounting for almost 30% of national exports. With rapidly changing and competitive markets here and abroad Victorian food and fibre businesses need to find new, innovative ways to add value to their products.

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Curriculum Links
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Mathematics 
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Personal
  • Social
Success Criteria
  • Understand the accoutrement needs of motorcycle users
  • Collaborate effectively to create Solutions to identified problems
  • Consider a range of technologies and specialist equipment

Over two days at the Tech School, students will be introduced to the Tech School Innovation Process to produce a design solution in response to an industry brief. Students will take on the role of Material Scientists, employed by Institute of Frontier Materials to design protective motorcycle gear prototypes for Moto Femmes – Melbourne’s leading urban riding store for Men and Women located in Collingwood.

During in-school pre-work, students will examine fibre innovations and consider the importance of materials selection as both designer and customer, plus virtually visit the Institute of Frontier Materials MotoCAP Testing Laboratory to understand testing requirements such as abrasive resistance, breathability and cost in materials selection.

Students will be introduced to a range of technology, from 3D modelling, digital sketching, coding and wearable technology. The program concludes with students pitching their design solution showcasing their target market and materials choice.

Year Level

Years 7-12


2 Day Program
Monday & Tuesday (each fortnight)

 Industry Focus
  • Food & Fibre
  • Entrepreneurship
Industry Partners
Skills Focus
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Communication
Technologies Available
  • Computer Aided Design
  • 3D Printing
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Wearable Technology
  • Coding
  • Microcontrollers