Review of Melbourne Declaration on educating young Australians – national consultations

Graphic facilitation of the input from young people in one of our workshops
Graphic facilitation of the input from young people in one of our workshops
Community engagement
Client:
Department of Education
Overview

We worked with the Department of Education, and all states and territories, to organise, promote, manage and facilitate national consultations events to inform the new Declaration on educational goals of young Australians.

Services
Engage.

The new national declaration on the educational goals of young Australians was released in December 2019 following our work with Department of Education, and all states and territories, to organise, promote, manage and facilitate national consultation events to inform the new Education Declaration for young Australians. We held events throughout the country with young people, teachers, Principals, other educators, education providers and stakeholders.

The consultations informed the update of the then Melbourne Declaration, which is the key document guiding the educational goals of young Australians. We designed and tailored consultation events to suit the needs of each state and territory, and facilitated three national forums, including one with more than 50 young people from throughout the country.

A number of the events and the national youth forum were attended by COAG Education Council Ministers. We designed the national youth forum to enable students and young people to engage with and present their own ideas to Ministers.

We provided a main report summarising feedback on the current Declaration, as well as 23 additional event reports (one per consultation event).

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