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 consultations events to inform the new declaration. We held events throughout the country with young people, teachers, Principals, other educators, education providers and other stakeholders.

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

This national youth forum was attended by all COAG Education Council Ministers and we designed an event which allowed students / young people to engage with and present their own ideas to Ministers.

We provided a main report as well as 23 additional reports (one per consultation event).

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