Specialist Program

Protective Moto Gear

Specialist Fibre Innovation Program

Program Overview

During the program, students take on the role of material scientists, employed by the Institute of Frontier Materials (IFM) to design protective motorcycle gear for Melbourne’s leading urban riding store Moto EST, to expand their protective clothing range.

Year Level

Year 7-12


2 Day Program


3-4 Hours

Industry Focus

Fibre Science and Technology


50 students

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Program Registration

This expanded clothing range will include innovative designs for male and female riders in urban environments. Prior to attending the Tech School, students undertake data analysis using TAC fatality data , view Australian artist Piccinni’s perception of what we might look like if built to survive a crash and conduct safety rating assessments of materials through the MotoCAP testing laboratory.

Students will design their own protective garments, calculating abrasion resistance from data provided by IFM on a range of material samples. At the conclusion of the program, students will evaluate their design against innovation, safety, comfort and cost criteria.

Success Criteria
  • Follow scientific protocols
  • Collaborate effectively to create Solutions to identified problems
  • Consider a range of technologies and specialist equipment
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Personal
  • Social
  • Ethical
  • Design Technologies
Skills Focus
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Communication
Industry Partners
Technology Skill Up Sessions Available
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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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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

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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.