About the program


About TOIP at PCYC

The NSW PCYC’s Traffic Offenders Intervention Program (TOIP) has a nominal duration of 14 hours.

Each session introduces different components of the TOIP program. All sessions and assessment tasks must be satisfactory completed to fulfil the program requirements.

Session outlines

Each session introduces different components of the TOIP program and all components must be completed to pass.

Each session also covers the Program Ground Rules and outlines the various procedures surrounding delivery of the TOIP program

The Police Force

This session aims to increase awareness of the responsibilities and obligations that rest with the holder of a NSW Drivers Licence. The session will look at the major factors associated with road crashes and the enforcement strategies employed by NSW Police and the Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) to assist with the mitigation of road trauma

The Accident Scene

This session will look at the effects of road trauma on the human body and the effects on those that are required to treat casualties at the incident scene. The focus of the session is to educate participants on the forces involved in a road crash and how they affect the human body, what to do in the event of a crash and how you can assist casualties in the event of a road trauma incident.

Alcohol & Other Drugs

This session aims to educate participants on the dangers and effects of alcohol and other drugs on the human body. It aims to reinforce to participants the dangers of the alcohol or drug affected driver and the social and economic cost to individuals and the community of alcohol and drug use

Crash Consequences

This session encourages participants to reflect on the possible outcomes of a motor vehicle, pedestrian or motorcycle incident including death or serious injury. Every year hundreds of Australians, mainly young people, become casualties as a result of road trauma. Many of these incidents could have been prevented.

The Legal System

This session aims to focus on the Australian Road Rules including serious traffic offences and the consequences for drivers charged with offences under the Act. The session also includes discussion on the laws in relation to sentencing and driver responsibilities, the court process and how the court arrives at the penalties for the various traffic offences.

Driving Facts

The Driving Facts session educates and informs participants on road incident statistics, common driving errors and risk factors displayed by drivers. This session includes the elements of low risk driving regardless of the actions of other road users or unfavourable conditions. The session also examines the legal position on car modifications, explains basic car maintenance and examines the safety features of modern vehicles.

Victims of Road Trauma

This session aims to introduce participants to relatives and friends of victioms of road trauma who who have been severely injured or killed as a result of crash.

Final Reflection Session

This self-paced session encourages participants to reflect on the TOIP program and what they have learnt from the sessions.

The Presenters

Discuss illegal driving statistics, experiences attained through highway patrol and the consequences of illegal driving (including penalties).

Discuss their experiences of road trauma and the injuries inflicted by motor vehicles.

Present information about the impact of alcohol and other drugs on driving. Participants are often referred to the TOIP program because they have been driving under the influence of alcohol.

As a result of a road traffic incident. These presenters provide an insight on the effects of living with their disability and how road trauma has affected their and their family’s lives.

Discuss court procedures, relevant legislation, potential penalties and the consequences of repeat offending.

Who discusses the road safety issues and the facts and figures associated with road traum and road traffic incidents. This professional will also discuss low risk driving strategies and the roadworthiness of vehicle that use our roads.

Discuss the impact of losing a relative through road trauma. These presenters provide insight into the ongoing consequences for families and friends of victims who have suffered physical and emotional injuries or death and loss through road crashes.