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 mandatory TRACTION registration, providing us the necessary information and parent/guardian permissions in the following steps.

If you have any difficulties completing the online registration, 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

NOTE: The registration process should only take 5 minutes to complete. Your responses will not be saved if you do not complete the registration in a single attempt. Your session will not time out. Do not refresh your page. If having difficulties completing this online registration, please contact your School or Community Group Representative.

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Participant Details

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Primary Parent/Guardian Details

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We encourage you to also fill out secondary contact information, in the event that we are unable to contact the primary parent/guardian.
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Secondary Parent/Guardian Details

Participant & Bicycle Permissions

I give the following permissions and consents for the participant enrolling in the TRACTION program:

Health Consent

Please select any of the following if you give consent.

Bicycle Permission

Please deselect any of the following if you do not give permission.

Workshop Permissions

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Media Consent

TRACTION is a community‐based, not‐for‐profit program helping young people discover, connect and experience their own positive and successful futures. TRACTION will from time to time feature photos and/or video clips of participants and staff in order to share progress and promote the program.
TRACTION therefore seeks your consent to use photographic and digital images, quotes or testimonials, video and audio recordings and work samples taken from you or your child for use in the following ways (‘the Agreed Purpose’).
This material collected by TRACTION (or on its behalf) may be used, stored, managed and disclosed for the purposes of TRACTION’s promotional, marketing, fundraising and other publicly accessible material, including its website, social media, publications, advertising and media in either electronic and printed formats. This may also include the publication of images collected by TRACTION (or on its behalf) by third parties with which TRACTION has an affiliation/partnership in order to promote a special program or collaboration.
In granting permission, you are giving consent to those acting under their authority as given by TRACTION providers in good faith.
I have read or have had a person read the consent conditions to me and I understand them.
Please select one of the three media consent level that best suits the participant.

Full Consent

Restricted Consent

No Consent


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