We are the peak body representing school aged students in Victoria. We exist to empower all student voices to be valued in every aspect of education.
VicSRC exists to empower students across Victoria, it is run by students, for students. Our Student Executive Committee provides governance and strategic advice to the organisation and VicSRC Ambassadors work together with staff and stakeholders to make change at every level and push towards a student-focused education system that treats young people as the experts in their own education. VicSRC is auspiced by the Youth Affairs Council Victoria, and funded through the Department of Education and Training Victoria (DET), Newsboys Foundation and Catholic Education Office Melbourne.
A student-focused education system that enhances young people's capacity to change the world.
To facilitate student-led advocacy in our schools and community, advocating for positive change in every aspect of education.
To provide resources and events for students and educators, contributing to positibe education and wellbeing outcomes.
STUDENT CENTRED | We are representative, student run and initiated.
INCLUSIVE | We are inclusive and respectful of different points of view and support diversity.
INNOVATIVE | We encourage creative solutions.
INDEPENDENT | We are not party political; the best interests of students will be at core of our advocacy.
FOR PURPOSE | We are not for profit.
We deliver training and workshops to support students to be active decision makers in education, and build the capacity of adults to work in partnership with students.
Our annual events bring together students, school staff and the wider community to build and celebrate student voice.
VicSRC's advocacy priorities are designed by students each year, and are underpinned by our Policy Platform.
Congress is VicSRC's flagship student-led event which generally takes place each year over 3 days in the July school holidays. Students from across Victoria come together to plan action that will help solve the top issues in the education system, as voted by students.
ALTER is a series of two interactive workshops, co-facilitated by secondary students and VicSRC staff, that brings students from schools in a local area together in a unique learning space to lead positive collaborative change at school using VicSRC’s ALTER Model of Student-Led Action.
Designed by students, the Teach the Teacher program is a student-led professional development program for teachers that enables students to address issues affecting them. By giving students a greater say in their education, Teach the Teacher aims to create an inclusive culture where everyone’s voices are equally heard.
The annual VicSRC Student Voice Awards recognise and celebrate student-led initiatives and best practice student voice in schools. Held in October each year, nominees submit a 2-minute video which is shown on the night, as well as a written application.
The Student Executive Advisory Committee (the Exec) is made up of 15 secondary school students from across Victoria. The Exec play a key role in the governance of VicSRC by ensuring we are always student-led. They advise the organisation on strategic direction, implement our advocacy priorities and represent Victorian students to other stakeholders in education.
The nomination and election process for the Exec is held in July-August each year. Information about nominating and voting for the Exec will be available soon.
VicSRC has 40 Ambassadors from around the state. Our Ambassadors lead student voice clusters, which come together to share ideas and create student-led change in their communities. Our Ambassadors also do important work contributing to VicSRC's student-led advocacy.
For more information about Ambassadors or to see if there's a cluster in your local area, contact [email protected]
Student Engagement Coordinator
Programs and Events Coordinator
Digital Projects Coordinator