Resources for teachers and students

Get started with a free professional learning session for teachers

NRMA offers teachers 1 hour of free professional learning to prepare you to give your students the best learning experience from the Challenge. This PL guides you through the Challenge requirements, submission documents, design-thinking resources, and website navigation.

The session will be facilitated by the NRMA Education team and Rob McTaggart from SLAM Education who has worked as the learning designer since the launch in 2017 bringing his extensive STEM, curriculum and design thinking expertise.

When: Wednesday 29th March 2023, 4-5pm

Where: via Microsoft Teams

Cost: FREE!

We will use Microsoft Teams to host the session. A URL will be sent to you the day prior to allow you to log in. For the best experience, use Chrome or Microsoft Edge, although Internet Explorer will also work.

Registrations for this professional learning opportunity will open February 1st, 2023.

Research topics

This valuable page contains a collection of resources from across the web, to give students an idea of disruptions in transport. Exploring these sites is also a great way to ‘build the field’ with videos, reports, datasets, podcasts and more! Start by exploring, here!

Curriculum links and marking rubrics

The NRMA Future of Transport Challenge is mapped to stage 4 and stage 5 outcomes for NSW and the Australian curriculum. These links are provided for you across a range of Key Learning Areas (KLA). Here we have also included a marking rubric and checklist for students, to help them review their work prior to submission.



These are scaffolds for your students to use to help them put together their final projects for submission, after completing the design thinking process. These include;

  1. Pitch deck template containing suggested visual elements for slides and suggested notes for their pitch (speech).
  2. Executive summary template must be followed using subheadings provided and page limit of THREE PAGES max.
  3. Student work samples from previous years (submission criteria has changed for 2022).

Get the NRMA Design thinking playbook

A downloadable pdf with content from the ‘Get started’ tab on this site. It contains suggested activities for all five phases of learning in the design thinking process. Students are invited to self-facilitate their learning by working through any of the fifteen activities designed to bring their final project to life.


Remember to register for the professional learning session as well as the Challenge. Once you sign up your team, you and your students will be able to access all of the resources.

If you need any help, please contact the NRMA education team by emailing

Good luck!