Schools and students wanting to undertake the F1 in Schools program must register online. There are fees associated with registration and also with participating in the competition events, which vary depending on the level of the event.
To be able to participate in Regional, State of National competitions all teams MUST be registered prior to their first competition event and prior to the published team registrations deadline. In addition a Challenge Agreement Form MUST be completed by the supervising teacher parent/guardian where applicable and returned to REA prior to the cut off dates.
Deadlines, race event dates and online registration details can be found on the Finals Information page.
Classes of Competition
Eligibility for participation in National and World Final competitions requires all team members to be enrolled as full-time primary or secondary students at the time of the event.
This competition is open to all Australian School students aged 11 – 19 years of age.
There are three competition classes in the 2012/2013 Season:
- Cadet Class (Yrs 5 – 12) NEW from 2012!
A simplified project open exclusively to first time entering students with a restricted pathway to state level competitions. Students may only participate in this class once.
- Development Class (Yrs 5-9)
For first time entering students or those who have participated in the Cadet Class. Students may only participate in this class once. This class provides a collaboration team pathway to the World Final.
- Professional Class (Yrs 5-12)
Open to all students but usually only entered by students in Yrs 5-9 who have competed in a previous year. The National Champion Professional Team will represent Team Australia at the World Final.
A student’s school year group is determined from the year group the student is in during the year of regional and state competition.
Interschool collaboration teams are eligible.
These class definitions must be read in conjunction with the 2012/2013 Season’s Rules and Regulations document downloadable from the competition documents section of the web page.