Workshop Summary:

This 3-Day Workshop provides an introduction to F1 in Schools Challenge and equips participants with the skills and experience to deliver interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM)-Based projects with particular emphasis on Computer Aided Design (CAD), computational fluid dynamics and computer numerical controlled machining. Participants will engage in the engineering design process to research, design and develop a small C02 gas powered car. This involves learning how to model de3sign ideas using CAD software, virtually testing designs using CDF software and documenting the development of a design from start to finish in the form of a design folio. During the 3 days participants will be accessed on the knowledge and understanding of the processes and procedures.

There are two 3-Day Workshops for you to select from.  A second 3-Day Workshop will be available if there are high student numbers.  A decision will be made once student numbers are known.  Please email your preference.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Theory of manufacturing in context of school-based learning
2. Completion of typical projects made by students years 7 to 10 with demonstrations of appropriate teaching and assessment techniques
3. Practical classroom management strategies
4. Hand skills
5. Reading plans, writing work procedures
6. Workshop planning and maintenance
7. Workplace Health and Safety.

You will receive important teaching, classroom management and administration tips from practising teachers and you will also receive a copy of some usable resources.

Students will need to access to the following:

  • Autodesk Inventor Professional 2016
  • Autodesk Flow Design 2016
  • F1 in Schools Rules and regulations (2015 Technical Regulations)
  • Car Aerodynamics Basics and How-To Design Tips
  • Autodesk Flow PDF Instructions
  • Australian Curriculum description of the Processes and Production Skills follow similar

Resources provided for participants:  All consumables (i.e. materials necessary to undertake workshop activities)


  • Practical course work (during the residential school)
  • Practical Test
  • Design Assessment

This 3-Day residential school includes:  Knowledge of manufacturing processes will be gained through working with hand skills and real world applications.  Students will design, develop, adapt and evaluate projects utilising critical aspects of knowledge about and develop the hands-on skills of manufacturing

On completion of this Workshop you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Fee:  $600

Duration:  24 hours

Dates: Due to COVID 19, Workshop date TBA.

All workshop sessions are conducted from 8.00am to 5.00pm unless otherwise stated.


Mackay North State High School

Valley St, North Mackay QLD 4740


Dress:  Smart casual

Intakes:  Limited to 4 students.

Relevant For:  All teachers interested in manufacturing technologies.

Study Modes:  Online and Residential School attendance

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