Upcoming Events and Training

    • 14 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 13 Aug 2020
    • 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Via Zoom


    Despite what goes on in the World, vehicle crashes do not stop, so for the first time, we are running this popular course online!

    Delivered in manageable four hour sessions, two days per week, over five weeks, you will have a great opportunity to upskill without having to travel and able to continue working.

    Who Should Register

    Anyone involved in motor vehicle collisions at the investigation, damage assessment, or litigation levels in Technical Crash Investigation and Collision Reconstruction.


    It is assumed that the participants are familiar with basic maths and the use of a scientific calculator, and have some interest or experience investigating, assessing or litigating motor vehicle collisions.

    Course Aim and Outline

    Participants will learn how to effectively and efficiently examine, record and interpret the results of a collision and provide an opinion as to speed, direction of travel, vehicle and person movements and probable contributions of the human, vehicle and environment factors associated with the collision.

    Week one: Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16 July

    • Introduction to Collision Reconstruction
    • Inspection of Scene
    • Vehicle Condition & Inspection; Thrust Diagrams
    • Lights & Glass
    • Debris, Tyre Marks & Gouges
    • Friction & Friction Measuring Devices
    • Resultant Drag Factor – Effective Factor

    Week two: Tuesday 21 and Thursday 23 July

    • Measurements & Diagrams, Geodimeter Total
    • Survey Station
    • Photographs
    • Speed from Skid, Yaw, Flips & Vaults
    • Trucks, Articulated Vehicles, Tachographs & Trip Computers
    Week three: Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 July
    • Pedestrian Collision Reconstruction – Vehicle 
    • Speed Estimate Formulae
    • Motorcycle Reconstruction
    • Dynamics, Time, Distance, Acceleration

    Week four: Tuesday 4 and Thursday 6 August

    • Energy, Damage, Vehicle Stiffness
    • Conservation of Momentum, Rear End, Head On, Intersection Collisions, Examination Review

    Week five: Tuesday 11 and Thursday 13 August

    • Involves case studies, written examinations and learning assessment

    Don't let COVID restrictions, stop your professional development. Make sure your skills are kept up to date and position yourself for success. Register now!

    Download the course flyer  

    About the Instructor - Dr Shane Richardson

    Dr Shane Richardson is the Principal Forensic Engineer, Managing Director and Owner of Delta-V Experts. He has been investigating vehicle collisions and industrial incidents since 1996 and holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Military Vehicle Technology and a PhD relating to vehicle rollover.

    His areas of expertise include Mechanical Engineering, Crash 5 Reconstruction, Incident Analysis, Vehicle Structural Engineering, Human Factors, Amusement Rides and Devices In-Service Inspection, Biomedical Engineering, Risk Engineering and Structural Engineering.

    He has investigated thousands of crashes and is an Expert Witness in the Supreme, County, Magistrate and Coronial Courts.

    In 2002 he formed Delta-V Experts and currently leads a team of six Engineers and four undergraduates who investigate predominantly vehicle collisions.

    • 03 Dec 2020
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • 07 Dec 2020
    • 3:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Winton Motor Raceway, 41 Fox St, Winton VIC 3673




    Another year of exciting global student motorsport makes its way around the world and lands in regional Victoria again this December, for the premier event in the Australasian Region, Formula SAE-A 2020.

    To qualify, you must be representing a University or TAFE, and have a team made up of students from that education institution.  You must provide a formal letter from your education institution on their letterhead to this effect signed by your Faculty Advisor or authorised representative.  An example or template is available HERE

    By registering you are formally committing to enter the competition and make a payment.  

    In order to participate in the competition, you must make payment prior to the payment period closure - 3 July (Australia/NZ) and 31 July (International) teams.  If you are registering more than one vehicle (ie. 98 Pulp, E85 or Electric) you must complete one entry per vehicle and pay fees for each registration.

    Payment can be made by EFT: 

    Bendigo Bank
    BSB: 633 000 
    Account Number: 161925854
    BIC/Swift Code: BENDAU3B
    Account Name: Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia.  

    A remittance should be sent to info@sae-a.com.au

    Online Payment through PayPal using VISA, MASTERCARD or AMEX will also be accepted.  A receipt will be generated and emailed via the system.

    For any enquiries, please contact SAE-A on 0403 267 166 or formula@sae-a.com.au

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