Emergency Response

Gain a deep understanding of the obstacles that face emergency responders and develop tech-based solutions to crisis situations.

New for 2020!

This program is currently in development and is available for bookings from Term 3, 2020. Register your interest now.

Students will undoubtedly be aware of recent cases of humanitarian crises, brought about by conflicts, epidemics and natural disasters. This program invites students from across secondary school levels to think deeply about the complex issues that these scenarios encapsulate. Students then consider how emerging manufacturing and production technologies and processes can be utilised to provide a greater degree of assistance in these situations.

The program addresses how the basic essentials of shelter, food, water and communication may be met in times of crisis through the innovative use of building manufacturing, automated logistics, unmanned delivery, emergency assistance apps and urban planning.

Curriculum-linked design processes guide students through their journey – from researching the problem through to delivering and analysing a solution. Laser cutting, 3D printing, drone programming and CAD techniques are selectively drawn upon to build student skills while exploring this topic.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Students explore the context around a historical, current or hypothetical crisis, discussing contributing factors and identifying the avenues through which assistance can and must be provided.
  • Skills within the selected Tech area(s) are scaffolded to support the students’ design exploration of the problem.
  • An awareness and understanding of the design process is established with supporting design thinking strategies for each key stage.
  • The humanitarian and human aspect of the situation is highlighted – asking students to carefully consider the social, cultural and personal backgrounds of the individuals they have been tasked to assist.


This program can cater for up to 30 students. Please let us know if you have 20 or more students so we can arrange free buses.

Please be advised that photos taken on the day of student work and participants may be used for internal and external marketing & communication purposes.

Register your interest in this program