Intensive short course providing practical training
Held: 22-23 August 2019, Brisbane

Road crashes are a significant cost to the community. This cost is applicable to individuals, such as injuries, and other road users, such as to reduced journey time reliability. While crashes are unexpected events, there is established evidence indicating the causation between a range of factors and crash occurrence.

There is a growing need for transport professionals with specialist skills and expertise in getting results and ensuring value for money – this course provides practical knowledge and tools to be more effective in developing road safety outcomes.

What can I expect from this short course?

This course will help transport professionals to:

  • learn the key concepts in developing practical solutions to road safety challenges
  • demonstrate understanding of current and emerging practices and key road safety concepts
  • establish a sound understanding of road safety issues in different road environments and user groups
  • consider the different perspectives of road safety partners and key stakeholders
  • review current practices and developments in road safety, and see how to apply best practice to get results
  • develop an ability to analyse crashes and apply practical solutions to tackling road safety issues
  • engage in practical exercises translating concepts into practice
  • know where to obtain more information.

This course will help transport professionals develop skills and knowledge to:

  • satisfy professional development requirements of their employer and professional association
  • develop professional capability and increase competence
  • increase productivity – know what to do, and how to do it successfully
  • enhance career opportunities – build key skills and knowledge.

Who should take this course? 

This course is for professionals working in any area of transport to understand the fundamental concepts of road safety. This includes government staff, contractors and consultants and is suited to those new to transport or wanting a refresher or broader understanding of road safety. A pathway to a transport graduate qualification for this course is under consideration by the University of Southern Queensland.

Course Curriculum

  1. Fundamental Concepts: a safe system approach, human, vehicle and environment factors, mobility and safety, managing for results 
  2. Risk Factors and Interventions: road users, infrastructure, technology and vehicles and equipment 
  3. Results Focus and Coordination: have an agreed strategic orientation, orchestrate and align deliverables by key partners 
  4. Legislation and Policy: regulation, enforcement, and governance 
  5. Treatment of Crash Locations: responding to existing crash problems 
  6. Road Safety Audit: performance examination of a current or future road environment or project 
  7. Resource Allocation: resource initiatives on a sustainable basis using accepted allocation processes 
  8. Promotion: role of education, training, publicity, sustained communication 
  9. Monitoring and Evaluation: data collection, analysis, monitoring performance, systematic and ongoing measurement and reporting of key outputs and outcomes against agreed measures and targets 
  10. Knowledge Transfer: transfer of research and experience is key to ongoing development in capability.

A series of group exercises will be undertaken during the course to enable issues presented to be discussed, analysed and applied to realworld scenarios.

Who should take this course?

This course is for professionals working in any area of transport to understand the fundamental concepts of road safety. This includes government staff, contractors and consultants and is suited to those new to transport or wanting a refresher or broader understanding of road safety.

How is this course presented?

This is a blended learning course, which involves an intensive two-day short course – with presentations, discussions, and group exercises.

Learning involves gaining knowledge, understanding what that means for you, then applying these concepts in practical situations.

This course works like this … you read the notes, and in some cases additional readings, and/or case studies (knowledge) – then do a reflection exercise to understand what this means for you (understanding) – and then translate what you have just learned in an exercise (in the short course there are group exercises) (application).

Who presents this course?

Professor Phil Charles, the founder of Transport Futures Institute, is an experienced practitioner and strategic adviser to government, and skilled educator and trainer with wide-ranging experience in government, consulting and academia.

See Phil’s profile on LinkedIn