YACVic has received funding from the Victorian Government to make some important upgrades to two key resources: the Code of Ethical Practice and the Youth Engagement Resource Platform (YERP). This will ensure that these resources are up to date, so they can reflect the way that young people and the rest of the youth sector function within society in the present day.  

What is YERP? 

The Youth Engagement Resource Platform (YERP) is an online participation resource for young people, those who work with young people, and those who are looking to work with young people in the future.  

Since 2014, YERP has provided a practical framework to support young people’s participation in organisations, their communities and projects that are important to them. YERP offers the tools needed to ensure that participation is beneficial and meaningful for everyone involved. 

What is the Code? 

The Code of Ethical Practice was first created in 2007. It is an important document that provides a professional framework for supporting people who work with young people when facing ethical dilemmas. It supports legislation, organisations’ existing policies and your own morals and values, to ensure you are working with young people in a safe and ethical way.  

How you can get involved

Both projects aim to centre a diverse range of young voices throughout each stage of development, with opportunities for young people and the broader youth sector to participate in steering committees, working groups, consultations and workshops. There will be expected crossover and collaboration between these two resources.  

For more information, contact the YERP upgrade team by emailing Yerp@YACVic.org.au or the Code upgrade team but emailing Code@YACVic.org.au  


If you're a young person or a youth worker, we'd love to hear your thoughts on how the YERP and the Code should be upgraded. You'll play a pivotal role in supporting youth participation, while ensuring the youth sector has an inclusive, practical and modern approach to ethics.

We're currently taking contributions through an online survey.

The results of this survey will inform the upgrade of YACVic's Youth Engagement Resource Platform (YERP) and the Code of Ethical Practice for the Victorian Youth Sector.

The estimated time to complete this survey is 12 minutes.

Survey for young people

Survey for youth workers

If you need support completing this survey, please call us on 0429 273 882, Mondays and Wednesdays between 10AM - 3PM, or text to arrange a time outside of those hours. (Please note that your survey response will be deidentified to maintain privacy.)


As part of the the YERP and Code upgrades, we’re running consultation sessions for young people, young youth workers and youth workers of all ages in Victoria. Share your ideas about how young people and youth workers can work together in a safe and effective way.

These sessions will be an open conversation. We want to know what you think on topics such as online youth work, safety, cultural safety and intersectionality, lived experience and peer work.

Sign up for one of the consultations using the links below:

Accessibility and Inclusion

At YACVic, we take access and inclusion seriously. 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 for upcoming events.  

Our work takes place through the lands of the Aboriginal nations within Victoria and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present. Bunjil’s lore states that those who walk on this land must care for the Country and waterways as well as care for the children and young people. This always was and always will be Aboriginal land. 

Commitment to Child Safety

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


For more information, contact the YERP upgrade team by emailing Yerp@YACVic.org.au or the Code upgrade team but emailing Code@YACVic.org.au. To make a phone enquiry, you can call 0434 178 729.