STUDENT EXECUTIVE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Do you want to shape the future of education in Victoria and represent student voices?

We’re looking for our VicSRC Student Executive Advisory Committee for 2020-21!

The VicSRC Student Executive Advisory Committee (the Executive Committee) is made up of 15 students who are completing secondary education in Victoria. These Executive Committee members are elected by their peers every year, and their job is to govern the VicSRC and act on the advocacy priorities identified by Victorian students at the annual VicSRC Congress. In a typical year as an Executive Committee member, you might:

  • attend meetings with the Minister for Education
  • speak on a panel to teachers and educators
  • advise the Department of Education on how to design a program or initiative to best support students
  • advise the VicSRC staff on the strategic direction of the organisation and which initiatives to focus on, or
  • sit on committees made up of different stakeholders in the education system.

VicSRC seeks to be as representative of all Victorian students as possible. We ensure diverse representation on the Executive through a balance of students from rural/regional and metro Victoria, students of all genders, and representation from a range of Independent, Government and Catholic schools. We also make sure that no more than two people from any one school are part of the Executive Committee. If you would like further information about this, please email us at [email protected].

Nominate now

Each year students around Victoria nominate and vote for their Executive members. Explore this page to learn more about the nomination and voting process.

Once the nomination period is over, you can learn more about the candidates before casting your important vote.


"Being a part of the Exec has enabled me grow as a person and express my voice with others. ...I’ve absolutely loved representing students across Victoria"

- Sonany -

What you need to know

Nominate

Nominations open June 15 - July 12


If you’re eager to represent Victorian students and advocate for their needs, we encourage you to nominate for the VicSRC Executive Committee – regardless of your background, gender, ability, where you live, or where you go to school!

Any member of VicSRC’s Student Community who is a Victorian school-aged student in Y7-11 or equivalent is eligible to nominate for the VicSRC Executive. If you’re not a member of our Student Community yet, no problem! It takes 2 minutes to sign up here.

Students who will finish Year 12 in 2020 are ineligible to nominate for a role on the Executive, as the term spans across two school years. However, current Year 12 students can get involved by attending Congress 2020, through the Student Voice Hub! or our Editorial Team or Ambassadors, and most importantly are still eligible to vote!

If you’re interested in nominating or finding out more, please download our information pack.

Download INFORMATION PACK (pdf).

Download Accessible INFORMATION PACK (word)

When you’re ready, complete your nomination form online. We suggest setting aside at least 30 minutes to complete your nomination.



Got more questions?

Have a read through our FAQ’s below. If you still have questions. Get in touch with us on [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

Nominations open on Monday 15th June 2020 at 9am. Nominations will close on Sunday 12th July 2020 at 11.59pm.

Voting opens at 9am on Monday 27th July 2020 and closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 9th July 2020.

Unfortunately, if you are due to complete Year 12 in 2020 you are not eligible to nominate for the 2020-21 Executive. All students who sit on the VicSRC Executive must be current students within the Victorian education system. If you want to be involved with VicSRC you should come to Congress 2020!

No! We’re just looking for students who are passionate and committed. You don’t need to have any previous experience!

Good question! Check back on this page after the 15th of July for information on each candidate. You will also find a photo and short bio from each candidate on the voting form. We encourage voters to carefully consider which candidates would form the most motivated and diverse team (taking into consideration experience, age, year level, background and location), and be the best representatives for Victorian students at a state level in 2020-21.

A returning officer is someone who oversees an election and announces the results. In VicSRC there are two members of the Executive Committee who act as returning officers every year. They organise the election, and verify the candidates, voters and final result. The VicSRC returning officers for 2020 are Michael and Mitchell!

Oh no! Unfortunately, our deadlines are strict and we cannot accept late applications. Hopefully we’ll see you next year!

We really need an Executive team who are available for our major events. If you are super keen to nominate but know that you’re unavailable for something, send us an email at [email protected] and we will get back to you. If you want to be involved with VicSRC in a different way, check out our Ambassadors program or stay in touch on the Student Voice Hub!

Candidates will be notified of the outcome of elections by Friday 21st August 2020. The VicSRC 2020-21 Executive team will be formally announced at a VicSRC event later in the year.

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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.


Contact us


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

General inquiries

[email protected]
0411 679 050


Media inquiries

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0488 700 138