Expression of Interest


Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are delighted to serve local schools and community groups with a variety of TRACTION community learning programs. TRACTION is a community-based not-for-profit charitable organisation, aimed at helping young people discover their talents, build self-belief and create their own positive and successful futures.

TRACTION empowers young people through the delivery of action-based learning programs. At TRACTION, we understand that everybody learns differently and that some students do not realise their full potential in a traditional classroom. Our programs support the development of practical skills in a real-life learning environment and our focus is nurturing communication and broader life skills, as we are not a registered training organisation (RTO).

• Increase self-esteem and social skills
• Increase school attendance and achievement
• Improve future employment opportunities
• Improve life skills
• Offer community and mentor support
TRACTION programs currently include:
• TRACTION Bike Build Program
• TRACTION Small Engines Program
• TRACTION Permaculture Program
• TRACTION Boom Box Program

These programs are flexible in design and are delivered over the course of a 10-week school term (1 day per week) or clustered into a 1-4 day bootcamp or special event schedule.

TRACTION Mentors and Volunteers guides and support junior secondary students (typically 12-15 years of age) and youth in need through their chosen programs, while imparting their expertise, life experience, technical and social skills. Participants complete activities such as designing, repairing, building, recycling and making functional items including bicycles, small engines, motorbike engines and transistor speaker systems. Those engaging in Permaculture also learn about sustainability through cultivation and growing local produce. These programs allow creativity, independence, empowerment and ownership.

Our participants most of the time keep their final projects and can contribute back to the program and community by helping prepare other items for donation or sale.

We look forward to hosting your child at TRACTION. Please complete the following Expression of Interest form, providing us the necessary information.

If you have any difficulties completing the online expression of interest, please email your query to or contact your School or Community Group Representative for assistance. For more information about TRACTION please visit our website or follow us on Social Media… Instagram: or Facebook: TractionBuilds

Yours sincerely,

Sandy Murdoch

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