YACVic values your contributions to our current policy work. We would like to encourage you to share your thoughts, experiences and ideas with us so that we can better represent the youth sector in our work.
The Youth Affairs Council of Victoria is proud to present its Election Platform 2014. YACVic’s vision is for a Victorian community that values and provides opportunity, participation, justice and equity for all young people.
An election year is a great time to reflect on our community’s achievements in these areas, and how far we still have to go. We are pleased to present out State Election Platform, 2014. This document-the culmination of research and consultation with our members, other peak bodies, young people and the sectors that support them-enables us to put our requests out to all political parties, and say these are the things we think will improve the lives of young Victorians.
Download the full platform or try the 'take away' version below:
We're thrilled to announce that YACVic's new online toolkit, Yerp, has finally launched.
YACVic’s 2004 ‘Taking Young People Seriously’ handbooks led the way for youth participation in Victoria. Yerp modernises the handbooks in an information-packed website perfectly suited to smartphones and mobile devices.
Its unique, fun design has been developed in consultation with over 300 young people and youth sector workers throughout Victoria.
Yerp supports one big idea – that young people have an important role in shaping the present and future of Victoria’s communities.
So keep an eye out for Yerp – www.yerp.org.au
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) is seeking opportunities to align existing effort to provide a contemporary program and policy environment that will better engage vulnerable young people in learning.
Although most young Victorians are doing well, a small but significant number experience barriers to positive health and wellbeing outcomes.