To advocate is to speak or act in support of or in defence of somebody, a community, or a cause.

Our advocacy

A graphic depiction of VicSRC's six step advocacy cycle.

VicSRC is focused on making collective, systemic change in education at the state level in Victoria (learn more about individual student advocacy) and it also supports students to make change in their schools and communities. First and foremost VicSRC advocates for students to be involved in making decisions about their education.

VicSRC is the only independent, education-based, student-led advocacy organisation in Australia and one of the key voices in the Victorian education sector. Students and staff regularly consult with and provide advice to the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the Minister for Education.

VicSRC’s top priority is to ensure that students always lead the organisation and its advocacy, supported but not directed by adult staff. This was a crucial aspect to enshrine in the constitution when the organisation incorporated in 2019. For more information about how we run check out about us.

A lot of the issues I have been very passionate about are things I wish had been worked on when I was younger by someone else (so I wasn’t affected), and to know that there’s a group of dedicated students and staff working on select issues now is very comforting.
VicSRC Executive Committee member