The Opportunity

**These consults are now fully booked please email schampion@yacvic.org.au if you have any questions about this project**

The Victorian Government Department of Education and Training (DET), Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) and Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) are working together on a project about the education reform starting in 2023. 

DET, YACVic and VicSRC are running workshops with young people in years 10 and 11 to gather feedback on how you choose your school course and your understanding of the changes to the senior secondary certificate. 

We are bringing together a group of Victorian students together to ask about: 

  • How students have received information about the reform 
  • How students are supported to choose their course pathway 
  • What students would like to see in terms of support and guidance material 

What will you get out of this opportunity?

You’ll be offered a $100 volunteer payment for your participation in the workshop – you can choose for this to be paid by direct bank transfer (which usually takes 2 weeks) or by electronic gift card (which you’ll receive within 2-3 working days). 

This will be a good chance to meet and network with other young people and is a great chance to learn more about and influence one of the most important education reforms in recent history. 

YACVic will be happy to offer a certificate of attendance and/or act as a referee on your resume. We will also provide you with a skills card that details some of the skills you have used in the workshop that you can use on a resume or in an interview. 

About you

You are a Victorian student currently in year 10 or year 11. Or you are currently studying Foundation or Intermediate VCAL at TAFE and intend to complete your studies in 2023 or after.

We are particularly keen to hear from students who aren’t always heard and particularly support interest from disabled young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, LGBTQIA+ young people, young people from migrant and refugee communities, and young people from rural and regional communities.

Contact us if you have any questions about child or cultural safety, accessibility or to ask if this opportunity is right for you. Keep scrolling down for our contact details. 

Register here

**These consults are now fully booked please email schampion@yacvic.org.au if you have any questions about this project**

Accessibility and Inclusion

At YACVic, we take access and inclusion seriously. We are committed to making every event as accessible and inclusive as possible for all members of our community. If you have a specific access request, would like further information or want to provide any suggestions, we would love to hear from you. 

You can email or call us with your access and/or support requirements, find Jen's contact details below. 

This is a list of common barriers and accessibility needs. Let us know if any of these apply to you or if you have an access need that isn't listed when you fill out question 12 of the Microsoft From. 

  • I use a mobility device like a wheelchair or walker and require accessible spaces. 

  • I have low vision and require assistive devices. 

  • I am impacted by different types of lighting. 

  • I am Deaf, deaf, or hard of hearing and require an interpreter. 

  • I will be bringing a service animal. 

  • I will be attending this event with my carer. 

  • I have limited use of hands or arms.

  • I have difficulties with speech and communication. 

  • I have difficulties with reading comprehension. 

  • I experience airborne reactions (allergies, chemicals, fragrances, etc.). 

  • I will need to take breaks during this event. 

  • My barriers or accessibility needs aren't listed (please let us know!) 

  • Not applicable  

Our work takes place through the lands of the Aboriginal nations within Victoria and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge that Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

Contact Us

For any questions, concerns or support please contact Jen Rowan, YACVic’s Youth Participation Officer at JRowan@YACVic.org.au 

Privacy & confidentiality

Your information will be used to help us select a diverse and representative group. Your information will be stored in a password protected location that will only be accessible to those staff working on this project. 

Commitment to Child Safety

YACVic is a child safe organisation. By attending these events, you agree to join us in our commitment to child safety