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Introduction to Road Safety (PYP401)
Introduction to Road Safety (PYP401)

Road Safety Audit, Investigation and Treatment of Crash Locations (PYP408)
Road Safety Audit, Investigation and Treatment of Crash Locations (PYP408)

Road Safety Evaluation Models (PYP405)
Evaluation Module I: Introduction to Evaluation in Road Safety
Evaluation Module II: Analytical Techniques in Road Safety Evaluation

 


 


INTRODUCTION TO ROAD SAFETY (PYP401)

Date: TBA*
Venue: QUT - Kelvin Grove Campus, Brisbane
Cost: TBA (includes GST, course notes, morning & afternoon teas and light lunches)
Prerequisites: nil
Enquiries: Ashlea Haddow, Education Officer on 07 3138 4592 or email a.haddow@qut.edu.au

* This course will only be run in 2014 if there is sufficient demand. Please contact Ashlea Haddow (a.haddow@qut.edu.au) to express your interest in this course.

This one week program offers a broad view of the area of road safety and the safe systems approach.  It provides an introduction to major road safety principles, issues and practices, emphasising the multidisciplinary nature of road safety.  The course is suitable for people working in the area of road safety who wish to upgrade their backgrounds or formal qualifications, or for those who wish to gain a better grounding in road safety more generally.

Participants will be exposed to material and speakers from a variety of environments in which road safety is practiced and applied, such as crash analysis, crash data collection and interpretation, regulation, strategy in road safety, research and community road safety practice.  Participants will also have the opportunity to develop or advance their skills in information retrieval with a focus on road safety-specific databases and information sources. 

Throughout, the sessions highlight the importance of the scientific approach to road safety and to evidence-based practice.  In particular, the course will develop participant skills in identifying and profiling important road safety issues, identifying and describing factors that contribute to crashes or to elevation of crash risk, and applying conceptual frameworks (e.g. the Haddon matrix) to describing and understanding road safety issues and the countermeasures used to address them.  Case studies will be used wherever possible to illustrate principles and practice. 

Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion for attendance at the course.  Participants may also choose to undertake formal assessment.  Successful completion of the assessment enables participants to apply for credit towards QUT's PYP401: Introduction to Road Safety Unit.

 


ROAD SAFETY AUDIT, INVESTIGATION AND TREATMENT OF CRASH LOCATIONS (PYP408)

Date: TBA
Venue: QUT - Kelvin Grove Campus (room to be confirmed) - view campus map
Cost: TBA (includes GST, course notes, morning & afternoon teas and light lunches; each participant will also receive a copy of the Austroads Guide: Part 6)
Prerequisites: nil
Enquiries: Ashlea Haddow, Education Officer on 07 3138 4592 or email a.haddow@qut.edu.au

Registrations have not yet opened. Please contact Ashlea Haddow, Education Officer on 07 3138 4592 or email a.haddow@qut.edu.au to express your interest in attending a course.

Download the course brochure [PDF, 65KB]

The primary aim of this unit is to develop the knowledge and skills required to conduct a road safety audit and to investigate crash sites and propose remedial treatments, and to provide an opportunity for the application of these skills by the course participants.

Road Safety Audit and Investigation and Treatment of Crash Locations are powerful tools for improving the safety of the road network in both proactive and reactive manners.  It complements the more traditional reactive treatment approaches such as black spot programs.  Although both Road Safety Audit and Treatment of Crash Locations have been utilised by Australian road authorities for a number of years, there remains a lack of suitably skilled people to conduct safety audits and treat crash sites.

Consequently, the road authorities (through AUSTROADS) have developed national criteria for the Accreditation of Road Safety Auditors, which include the completion of an approved training course and the obtaining of relevant experience. Although there are no national criteria for the registration of crash investigators, the contents of the crash investigation and treatment of crash locations component of this course are based on the Austroads Guide to Road Safety, Part 8: "Treatment of Crash Locations". This course has been designed in conjunction with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads to satisfy all the requirements for an approved road safety audit and treatment of crash locations course.

 


ROAD SAFETY EVALUATION MODELS (PYP405)

Evaluation Module I: Introduction to Evaluation in Road Safety

Date: TBA (3 days)
Venue: QUT - Kelvin Grove Campus - view campus map
Cost: TBA (includes GST, course notes, morning & afternoon teas and light lunches)
Prerequisites: nil
Enquiries: Ashlea Haddow, Education Officer on 07 3138 4592 or email a.haddow@qut.edu.au

Registrations have not yet opened. Please contact Ashlea Haddow, Education Officer on 07 3138 4592 or email a.haddow@qut.edu.au to express your interest in attending a course.

The Evaluation Module I: Introduction to Evaluation in Road Safety , a short course offered by CARRS-Q, aims to provide delegates with the fundamental principles and best practices relevant to road safety evaluation. Delegates will gain a firm understanding of a variety of critical issues involved in designing and conducting a qualitative or quantitative study and the pros and cons of some commonly used research methods. These skills will enable delegates to conduct basic evaluation, select suitable research consultants and assess evaluation reports.

This module can be coupled with Evaluation Module II: Analytical Techniques in Road Safety Evaluation.

Delegates will be issued a Certificate of Attendance.


Evaluation Module II: Analytical Techniques in Road Safety Evaluation
Date: TBA (2 days)
Venue: QUT - Kelvin Grove Campus - view campus map
Cost: TBA (includes GST, course notes, morning & afternoon teas and light lunches)
Prerequisites: nil
Enquiries: Ashlea Haddow, Education Officer on 07 3138 4592 or email a.haddow@qut.edu.au

Registrations have not yet opened. Please contact Ashlea Haddow, Education Officer on 07 3138 4592 or email a.haddow@qut.edu.au to express your interest in attending a course.

The Evaluation Module II: Analytical Techniques in Road Safety Evaluation, a short course offered by CARRS-Q, aims to provide delegates with a firm understanding of the theory underlying research design, data collection and data analysis methods for both qualitative and quantitative data. This course will help delegates conduct a simple but statistically or qualitatively rigorous evaluation, select better research consultants and assess the quality of evaluation reports.

This module can be coupled with Evaluation Module I: Introduction to Evaluation in Road Safety.

Delegates will be issued a Certificate of Attendance.