VicSRC Congress

COVID-19 Update: Virtual Congress 2.0!

To keep everyone safe, we’re moving Congress online again and we have a new date. See below for full details!

Congress is VicSRC's flagship student-led experience which brings together secondary students from across Victoria to design solutions to the top issues in the education system, as voted by students. These issues and solutions become VicSRC’s advocacy platform for the next 12 months, spearheaded by the VicSRC Student Executive Advisory Committee.


What to expect

Have your say

From Monday 12 July

Got an issue with our education system? Any student in Victoria can tell us an issue through the Congress Survey, open online from 12th July!

Congress 2021

Wednesday 22 September
Online (Zoom)

Lead the change in education by voting on the top issues and designing solutions that VicSRC will take to decision-makers.

Advocacy Priorities

Thursday 2 December

Join us to launch the Advocacy Priorities from Congress 2021 and celebrate a year of student voice at the Student Voice Extravaganza.

Congress program

On Monday 20 September, links and instructions to join the event will be sent to ticket-holders and delegates.

Then, at 10am on Wedesday 22 September, join the event on Zoom!

  • 10am
    1 hour

    Kick off

    Meet your MCs, hear from some key education decision-makers and find out what VicSRC has been up to since last Congress.

  • 11am
    30 min

    Break

  • 11:30am
    1 hour

    Action Team Session 1

    Meet your Action Team, get to know them and start talking about your issues.

  • 12:30pm
    1 hour

    Student Perspectives panel (optional)

    Hear from a panel of students about their different experiences of education.

  • 1:30pm
    30 min

    Break

  • 2pm
    1 hour

    Action Team Session 2

    Unpack your first issue, brainstorm ideas to do education differently and create some solutions.

  • 3pm
    45 min

    Trivia (optional)

    Join us for a fun trivia session!

  • 4pm
    1 hour

    Action Team Session 3

    Unpack your second issue, brainstorm ideas to do education differently and create some solutions.

  • 5pm
    30 min

    Closing

    Hear from each Action Team about their key ideas and then what will happen next after Congress!

Week of webinars

20-23 September 2021

Streamed live on our Facebook at 12:30pm each day during Congress Week!

Monday 20 September
History of VicSRC Advocacy (live)

Explore VicSRC’s evolution over the past 16+ years and the impact students have had on the Victorian education system!

Tuesday 21 September
Supporting primary students’ mental health and wellbeing (replay)

Hear directly from primary students and their supporters about the importance of mental health and wellbeing for students and families both in lockdown and going back to face-to-face learning and get some tips and strategies for supporting primary students!

Wednesday 22 September
Student Perspectives Panel (live)

Change your perspective by hearing from students about their different experiences of education, both in person and remote.

Thursday 23 September
Education Perspectives Panel from Congress 2020 (replay)

Hear from a panel of students about their perspectives on education and their diverse experiences of schooling.

Missed a webinar?

You can watch all our past webinars here

Accessibility and inclusivity

VicSRC is committed to making Congress as accessible and inclusive as possible for all Victorian students. If you have any specific access requests, would like further information or want to provide any suggestions, we would love to hear from you! Please email Hayley at [email protected] or call on 0447 691 300.

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Still have questions?

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