The Victorian Student Representative Council

Empowering Students Across Victoria

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.

About Us

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.

Our Vision

A student-focused education system that enhances young people's capacity to change the world.

Our Mission

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.

Our Principles

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.

What we do

Training & Workshops

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.

Events

Our annual events bring together students, school staff and the wider community to build and celebrate student voice.

Advocacy

VicSRC's advocacy priorities are designed by students each year, and are underpinned by our Policy Platform.

A student-focused education

We work alongside Victorian students to create a student-focused education system that treats young people as the experts in their own education

Partnering with schools

Our Partner Schools are a connected community committed to a student-focused education system.

Our programs and Events


Congress

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.


A.L.T.E.R

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.


Teach the Teacher

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.


Student Voice Awards

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.

Check out our Student-led Space

The Student Voice Hub is a place where students can come together to collaborate, get resources and talk about what's happening in other schools around the state with regards to student voice.

Our People

Our Exec

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 executive Bri
Bri

VicSRC executive Emily
Emily

VicSRC executive Francesca
Francesca

VicSRC executive James
James

VicSRC executive Joe
Joe

VicSRC executive Jordan
Jordan

VicSRC executive John-Paul
John-Paul

VicSRC executive Mia
Mia

VicSRC executive Michael
Michael

VicSRC executive Mitch
Mitch

VicSRC executive Moe
Moe

VicSRC executive Naufal
Naufal

VicSRC executive Rumaan
Rumaan

VicSRC executive Sonany
Sonany

Our Ambassadors

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]

Group of 24 high-school students participating in the VicSRC ambassador program

Our Staff

VicSRC executive officer Nina

Nina

Executive Officer

[email protected]

VicSRC student engagement coordinator Benita

Benita

Student Engagement Coordinator

[email protected]

VicSRC programs and events coordinator Hayley

Hayley

Programs and Events Coordinator

[email protected]

VicSRC digital projects coordinator Kirsty

Kirsty

Digital Projects Coordinator

[email protected]

VicSRC operations and executive assistant

David

Operations and Executive Assistant

[email protected]

VicSRC communications officer

Nell

Communications Officer

[email protected]

VicSRC programs and events officer

Tom

Programs and Events Officer

[email protected]

VicSRC communications assistant

Hella

Communications Assistant

[email protected]

Contact Us

Our Community House
552 Victoria Street,
North Melbourne
VICTORIA, 3051

General Inquiries
[email protected]
0411 679 050

General Inquiries
[email protected]
0488 700 138

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