Collaboration & Co-Design

Why work with VicSRC?

VicSRC is the leading specialist in current school students' lived-experience expertise in the Victorian education system. Students involved in VicSRC come from across Victoria and have diverse experiences of education, across all year levels and sectors. These students have developed a solid understanding of Victorian education policy, programs, systems and processes through their work with VicSRC.

As an organisation VicSRC is a vibrant and innovative student-adult partnership. We have 15 years of unique experience and insights into developing and maintaining effective collaborations between adults and young people.

VicSRC supports organisations to put students at the centre of their work.

Contact us at [email protected] to discuss how VicSRC can support your work.

Current projects


VicSRC x TAC Student Leadership in Road Safety Co-Design Project

Supported by the Victorian Government, the Transport and Accident Commission (TAC) is collaborating with the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) to co-design a student advocacy and leadership program for Years 8 and 9, focusing on road safety issues through student voice. By engaging students directly in the design process, we ensure their perspectives shape a more effective and relevant program, aimed at systemic improvements for lasting change. By bringing the program directly to schools, we enhance accessibility and encourage active participation, making a meaningful impact on road safety education.

We are currently recruiting for the program. Please download the role description below and if you fit the profile, apply today!

Who we've worked with

Vic Gov Education Logo - PADDED

For over ten years, as part of our common funding agreements with the Department of Education and Training we have provided advice, recommendations and feedback on multiple government policies, programs and initiatives. Recently we have worked on:

  • Respectful Relationships

  • Literacy and numeracy strategies

  • Free sanitary products for students

  • Free dental program for students

  • Financial literacy education and resources

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In 2020, Smiling Mind was awarded funding from the Victorian Department of Education and Training to support the wellbeing of senior secondary students. Smiling Mind approached VicSRC as a partner, to ensure student voice was threaded throughout the campaign and content.

VicSRC coordinated students for co-design interviews and user experience testing. The final product was a social media campaign called "Feeling It", with practical tips for senior secondary students to improve their wellbeing.

Logo for Parliament of Victoria

The Education Advisory Panel (EAP) at Parliament of Victoria wanted to ensure that the voices of students were being heard in their important work. Parliament of Victoria contracted VicSRC to oversee the recruitment of two student members for the EAP, and provide ongoing support for the student members to meaningfully engage with the work of the Panel.

Logo for Living with COVID

The University of Melbourne engaged VicSRC to provide feedback and advice on a series of short videos for school aged students about the impacts of Living With COVID post 2020 lockdown. VicSRC reviewed scripts and drafts of videos and provided feedback to ensure they were accessible and relevant to the current student experience.

Contact us at [email protected] to discuss how VicSRC can support your work.