Bicycle Education and the Curriculum
For Bicycle Education Instructor participants.

Participants are referred to the document “Blueprint for Government Schools” (2003) which outlines policy and underpins the reasoning behind Traffic Safety Education (TSE) as an important link between schools and communities.

Although Bicycle Education locates easily into the Physical, Personal and Social Learning Strand, of the ‘Victorian Essential Learning Standards’, Traffic Safety Education - bicycle education - is an across the curriculum program. Bicycle education can fit into all strands and domains.

It would be useful to consider the way a cycling program can contribute to achieving some of the learning outcomes in the various strands at the levels relevant to the program. Participants should also check the extent and nature of Traffic Safety Education programs in their school.

Useful Links

Department of Education and Training
State education authority. Details of DET programs, policies and issues regarding Traffic Safety Education.
(DET website)

State roads authority. Information on traffic safety education resources, road rules and initiatives for safe cycling on state roads.
(VicRoads website)

The Ride2School Program is a behaviour program which aims to increase the number of students walking and riding to school. Ride2School encourages healthy lifestyles by increasing students’ physical activity levels.
(Ride2School website)