SEPT 29 - OCT 2, 2020

Congress may look a little different this year, but it will still be an explosion of Student Voice!

Got more questions?

Have a read through our FAQ’s below. If you still have questions email our Programs and Events Manager, Hayley, at [email protected] or call on 0447 691 300.

General questions

Anyone currently enrolled in recognised secondary education in Victoria!

We can only host a limited number of students at Congress, so we cap each school to 3 students to make sure students from all schools across Victoria get the chance to participate. Make sure you've spoken with your student representative group to see if students from your school are already going!

Nope! Everyone has a voice, and everyone should be heard. If you are a Victorian secondary student, you can participate.

Nope! Schools can register their students, but you can also register as an individual student yourself. Please note only 3 students from each school can participate, so make sure you talk to someone at school to see if anyone else from your school might be going.

Registration is $33.

Secondary students from across Victoria, the VicSRC Student Executive Advisory Committee running the show, and VicSRC staff and volunteers supporting.

No way! We know how exhausting screens are. There will be a few short sessions each day and some optional fun stuff! The full program will be available before the event.

A device such as a computer or tablet and internet access. Oh, and you need to register! Check out the full technical requirements at the bottom of the 2020 Program page.

Usually on the last day of Congress, students, educators and education stakeholders come to Open Morning to hear about what the Action Teams have worked on. Unfortunately, it is hard for us to make this happen safely online. We will be recording our Action Forum which we will share with everyone at our Twilight Session. You can register for this event here.

Can’t make it to Congress? Join our free VicSRC Student Community to stay up to date on news and opportunities.

Child Safety and eSafety

VicSRC is a child safe organisation. You can read our Commitment to Child Safety here.

Virtual Congress is facilitated by our Student Executive Advisory Committee members, with VicSRC adult staff and volunteers supporting them and coordinating the event logistics.

Our staff and volunteers are trained in child safety and have current Working with Children Checks and National Police Checks.

We use Zoom’s highest security and privacy settings, including:

  • session passwords
  • waiting rooms
  • monitoring who is requesting to join sessions

All Zoom sessions have a trained adult present who monitors only registered participants are allowed access to the session, as well as being available for any required support.

All Zoom sessions are recorded for child safety. All recordings are deleted within 7 days of recording, unless needed for review.

We have a Code of Conduct we ask participants to follow for Virtual Congress to help ensure the event is an enjoyable and engaging experience for everyone.

If a participant is not behaving appropriately, we may ask them to remove themselves from the event.

We have disabled any direct (individual) messaging on our platforms that cannot be monitored.

We do not share participants’ contact information with other participants.

Important documents for Congress delegates

So you're coming to Congress! Here are some of the key documents you will need:

Congress Permission Form

Privacy Policy

Code of Conduct

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.

Contact us

Our Community House
552 Victoria Street,
North Melbourne

General inquiries

[email protected]
0411 679 050

Media inquiries

[email protected]
0488 700 138