Who we are

The Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) is the peak body representing school aged students in Victoria. We exist to empower all student voices to be valued in every aspect of education.

The Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) is the peak body representing school aged students in Victoria. The 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

We facilitate student-led advocacy in our schools and community, advocating for positive change in every aspect of education.
We provide resources and events for students and educators, contributing to positive education and wellbeing outcomes.

Our Principles

STUDENT CENTRED | We are representative, student initiated and run.

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 the core of our advocacy.

FOR PURPOSE | We are not for profit.

Our Goals

Goal 1: Key thought-leader in education

We listen to students; we discuss, debate and share ideas; we circulate resources and best practice case studies, both on-line and face-to-face. We aim to be recognised locally and internationally as a key thought-leader in student-led education, through the work we initiate and facilitate, and to be the democratic, participatory and leading organisation of student voice in Victoria.

Goal 2: Change maker

We take part in educational decisions, alongside others, and advocate directly to key decision-makers within all levels of the education system, in order to change policies and practices to create better outcomes for all students. We aim to advocate for Student Voice and promote priority areas identified by students.

Goal 3: Capacity builder

We build the capacity of students, their organisations and those who work with them, to create change. 

Goal 4: Sustainable influence

We continually seek to increase the capacity, relevance, effectiveness and reach of the organisation and its vision. We aim to build a sustainable organisation that will continue to work on behalf of school students now and in the future.


Download VicSRC 2017 - 2020 Strategic Plan