FIFTEEN YEARS OF
Congress may look a little different this year, but it will still be an explosion of Student Voice!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
So you're coming to Congress! Here are some of the key documents you will need: