YACVic Training and Support

Do you need some additional support to connect with young people?

YACVic offers in-depth and longer-term fee-for-service support based on your needs which can include:

  • Framework, policy and strategy design: we can walk through this process with you and support you to create the documents you need to embed youth participation in your organisation
  • Consultations: we can design, host and deliver peer-led youth consults
  • Co-design: we can support you to work alongside young people on designing and delivering solutions for your key challenges and projects
  • Recruitment: we can connect you with young people from around the state to get involved in your initiatives. We will support both you and the young participants through the process.

For more information and to discuss how we can support you to work with young people please get in touch with Sam Champion, Participation & Development Coordinator on 0438 072 200 or at schampion@yacvic.org.au

Training for Workers Who Support Young People

Youth Participation 101

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Why is taking young people seriously so important?

Do you need guidance to boost your youth groups, programs and advocacy?

Does your team need tools and strategies for effective youth participation?

Youth Participation 101 will equip you with the fundamental theories, strategies and resources to help you engage young people.

You’ll learn how to strengthen the voices of young people in the work of your organisation and in the wider community. We’ll talk about the successes you’re having and unpack the barriers you may be encountering to increase your confidence in working alongside young people. 

Benefits

  • Discuss the fundamental benefits of youth engagement
  • Provide support to embed the voice of young people within your work
  • Learn more about YACVic’s model of participation (both successes and learnings)
  • Share good stories, and workshop any challenges you may currently be facing
  • Graduates are invited to join the Youth Participation Practice Network (YPPN)

Find out more about Youth Participation here

Code of Ethical Practice for the Youth Sector

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What do you believe are healthy boundaries to have when working with young people?

How do you respect young people’s confidentiality, when they tell you things you know you need to act on?

Are you confident about the values, principles and practice responsibilities of working with young people?

The Code of Ethical Practice training will strengthen your youth work practice and how you interact with and support young people. This workshop covers foundational theories and guidance for using the Code in your workplace. There is heaps of opportunity for discussion and reflective practice as well as strategies for developing ethical practice in your role/organisation. 

Topics we cover

  • Why is a Code of Ethical Practice so important for the youth sector?
  • What are ethics anyway?
  • Background to the Code
  • Youth work Principles
  • Youth work Practice Responsibilities
  • How do I deal with an ethical dilemma at work?

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How to Run Engaging Workshops

Are you new to running workshops and meetings with and for young people?

Would you like to be more confident in creating safe, accessible and empowering spaces?

Do you want to run workshops where young participants are actively involved and highly engaged?

You’ll walk away from this fun and interactive training equipped with the confidence and skills you need to run great workshops with and for young people.

Through the careful and practiced guidance of our experienced young peer facilitators you will leave knowing how you can enhance your meetings, workshops and events. The content can be tailored to focus on participants who are aged 12-25 or over 25.

 Topics we cover

  • How to start a workshop
  • Online vs Face-to-Face meetings
  • Developing a run sheet
  • Problem solving – what happens when things don’t always go to plan
  • How to manage people and different group dynamics

Training for Young People

Media Training for Young People

Do you want to speak to the media on an issue that affects you?

Do you want to raise awareness in the media about an issue affecting your community?

Do you want to be heard when speaking up about an issue affecting young people such as yourself?

This training session provides fundamental guidance to understanding the media, how to pitch, and media interview skills.

The workshop is run by Thomas Feng, YACVic Media and Communications Manager, who has worked with the media for a number of years and successfully pitched stories to ABC, SBS, Vice and more.

Topics we cover

  • Understand what the media actually means 
  • Learn how the media works
  • How to write a media release
  • How to pitch your story 
  • Techniques to nail that interview

Youth Advocacy

Do you want to know how to lead change in your community and be heard by decision makers?

This workshop informs and inspires young people to create change on issues they are passionate about! Through a mixture of learning advocacy concepts combined with reflective and group activities, the participants will delve deeper into decision-making, stakeholder engagement & public advocacy. Using real world examples and learning various tips on engaging with the greater community this workshop helps shape what advocacy might end up looking like for each of the participants.

Topics we cover

  • Explore the different components of advocacy
  • Identify aspects of decision making and leadership
  • Identify certain strategies to overcome barriers
  • Explore the various ways of driving stakeholder and community engagement
  • Reflect on the next steps in your advocacy journey

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How to Run Engaging Workshops

Do you want to be more confident when running and leading workshops and meetings?

Would you like to know more about creating safe, accessible and empowering spaces?

Do you want to run workshops where participants are actively involved and highly engaged?

You’ll walk away from this fun and interactive training equipped with the confidence and skills you need to run great workshops with and for young people.

Through the careful and practiced guidance of our experienced young peer facilitators you will leave knowing how you can enhance your meetings, workshops and events. The content can be tailored to focus on participants who are aged 12-25 or over 25.

 Topics we cover

  • How to start a workshop
  • Online vs Face-to-Face meetings
  • Developing a run sheet
  • Problem solving – what happens when things don’t always go to plan
  • How to manage people and different group dynamics

Benefits and Pricing

YACVic workshops are delivered in-house and/or online by our highly experienced facilitators. They are designed to share theory, develop practice and encourage conversation in your teams.

You will receive:

  • A 3-hour interactive workshop for up to 30 participants
  • Planning, pre-brief and debrief support from our team
  • Evaluation report from your session
  • Resources
  • Certificates of attendance (on request)

YACVic Member prices for NFPs start at $750 (plus GST)

For information on becoming a YACVic Member organisation please see yacvic.org.au

To make an inquiry please get in touch with Sam Champion, Participation & Development Coordinator on 0438 072 200 or at schampion@yacvic.org.au or simply book online here.

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Training and Events Calendar

If you are an individual, you can also find out if we're running open training in your area (or online) by looking in our events calendar