Leadership

Apply now to sail with the Young Endeavour in 2024

Applications are now open for 2024 voyages in STS Young Endeavour. Join the Royal Australian Navy crew on board tall ship Young Endeavour for an adventure unlike any other! Learn teamwork, leadership and communication skills, all while meeting new friends, learning new skills and exploring the coast of Australia. In 2024 the ship will circumnavigate …

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Youth Voice in Parliament 2023

Youth Voice in Parliament week 16-20 October will champion the voices of young Australians by giving them a voice in Parliament and online. Politicians across the country have committed to reading a speech written by a young person aged 25 or under in their state, territory or electorate. This is an opportunity for you to …

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YDAS Young Leaders Program

The Youth Disability Advocacy Service or YDAS runs the Young Leaders Program. Why should I join? Grow your leadership and advocacy skills. Gain confidence working in a team. Get ongoing opportunities, including jobs and volunteer roles. It’s free! Our free online leadership program is for young Victorians who identify as: having a disability having a …

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Raise Our Voice Australia – Online Training Program

Raise Our Voice’s introductory online training is an active learning experience curated to develop knowledge of leadership, domestic policy, foreign policy, and politics, while focusing on the need for diversity in decision making. Participants join an online cohort of like-minded leaders from around the country and have the opportunity to meet impressive speakers, participate in …

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Become a member of the headspace Youth National Reference Group

The headspace Youth National Reference Group (hY NRG) is a paid opportunity for 20 diverse young people aged 16-25 from across Australia to shape headspace National services, campaigns and projects. We’re looking for young people who: are passionate about youth mental health and have been involved with a headspace service or centre If this sounds …

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Join the Australian Government Youth Steering Committee

AYAC are excited to launch the new Australian Government Youth Steering Committee! The committee is a new opportunity for young people to work with the Minister for Youth and ensure that young people have a voice to government. The Youth Steering Committee will support the development of a new youth engagement model and create new …

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Connecting what you have achieved to where you want to go

By Julie Dal Santo from My Career Capital Achievements are often personal. Each of us will have different versions of what success looks like. In the classroom, achievement can often be talked about in terms of getting high marks. Whilst this is important, if we broaden our view to look at all the information that …

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Join the Townsville Youth Council

The Townsville Youth Council is now recruiting. If you are aged between 12-25, living in Townsville, and have an interest in youth-related issues, you can apply to become a member. The application process can be completed online! The role of the Townsville Youth Council (TYC) is to represent young people, communicate and liaise with the …

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How students can successfully keep track of their achievements

By Julie Dal Santo from My Career Capital The term ‘Career Capital’ refers to the unique and valuable skills, knowledge, connections, and credentials that allow a person to have impact in their job. We all have career capital. What differs is how we each manage our own career capital. Our days are filled with taking …

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Join the Queensland Youth Strategy Engagement Group

A key commitment of the Queensland Government is ensuring young people are provided opportunities to have their say in shaping government policies, programs and services that impact them. So, we’re looking for up to 20 young Queenslanders who have knowledge and understanding of key issues facing young people, and strong networks to: share your experiences …

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Join the ANCHDA Young People’s Advisory Group

If you’re passionate about having your voice heard and helping adults understand what life is like as a young person, then we want to hear from you! The Australian Child Health and Development Atlas will create a national interactive platform for visualising data on children and young people’s wellbeing and development. This includes data on …

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Join ERA’s Young Women’s Advisory Group (YWAG)

Applications to join ERA’s Young Women’s Advisory Group (YWAG) are open! Are you a young woman or non-binary person under the age of 30? Are you interested in and passionate about Young Women’s issues and Intersectional Feminism? Want to work with a group of other passionate young feminists? The Young Women’s Advisory Group (YWAG) to …

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Be part of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Committee

The Queensland Government are looking for 12 people from across Queensland to be members of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Committee, including one young Queenslander (16–18) as the youth representative. Committee members are invited to share their diversity, experience and expertise to provide advice on legacy opportunities, advocate for and promote legacy …

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ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership & Teamwork Awards

The ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards started in 2006 to recognise students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader local community. At the same time, they recognise those who display strong values, such as doing one’s best, respect for others and “mateship”, characteristics that are integral to …

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Australian Olympic Change-Maker

The Australian Olympic Change-Maker program recognises and rewards students who are demonstrating the Olympic spirit through leadership and driving positive change in their communities. Entries are open to all Australian high schools, and teachers are invited to nominate up to two students per school from years 10-12 who demonstrate the Olympic Spirit. ​ This can …

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Join the Arts Unit’s Student Voices in the Arts Council

The Arts Unit’s Student Voices in the Arts Council (SVAC) is an opportunity for students to advocate for and articulate the value of the arts for themselves and others. Expressions of interest are open for new council members in 2021. All meetings are held online and applications are open to any NSW Public School students …

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Join the Tasmanian Youth Parliament

The Tasmanian Youth Parliament Program provides young Tasmanians with an opportunity to develop their skills in advocacy, their understanding of democratic processes, and their knowledge of local and global political issues. Over the course of a week, participants will engage with a variety of educational workshops, speakers’ panels, policy development exercises and social activities, as …

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Impact Youth Reimagined

Are you aged between 12-24 and passionate about creating a better world? Are you looking for an opportunity to create a collaborative community of like-minded young people united in their mission to amplify youth voice?’ Are you available to attend four (school) days of face-to-face workshops in Brisbane during May and June? If you answered …

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Yanalangami Indigenous Female Changemaker Program

Do you know or are you an Indigenous Female Changemaker who should join our exciting program? We invite you to apply or nominate an Indigenous woman who makes her community a better place. Who should apply or be nominated? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who: Are inspiring Work endlessly to bring positive impacts to …

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Bunya to the Bay 2021

Bunya to the Bay is an award winning educational experience grounded in aboriginal culture and heritage that follows the Brisbane River from the source to the sea. A group of 40 selected students relay in teams to walk, cycle and canoe over 340 km of challenging river terrain. Scientific, personal, social, and adventure learning experiences …

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Children’s Rights Queensland – Young Leaders Challenge

The Young Leaders Challenge is targeted at high school aged students that show leadership potential. This is a free program developed by the Children’s Rights Queensland and its professional network. The program features: Short online training units for students to complete in their own time Resources to assist students complete their projects Opportunities for students …

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Join the YMCA South Australia Youth Parliament

YMCA South Australia Youth Parliament is a non-partisan program providing a platform for young people aged 15 – 25 to have their say on important issues, build skills and parliamentary understanding. It focuses on personal development, empowerment and connecting politicians and decision makers with youth voices and opinions. The Youth Parliament program runs from March …

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Join the Y NSW Youth Parliament

The Y NSW Youth Parliament is an empowerment and advocacy program that provides a platform for young people to have their voices heard through legislative debate and decision making. Aimed at young people in years 10, 11 and 12 or equivalent age throughout the state, the Y NSW Youth Parliament highlights the power of young …

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Apply for the RRR Women’s Canberra Muster Leadership Program

The National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) has developed the unique RRR Women’s Canberra Muster leadership Program over the last five years. Each year a selected cohort of RRR women ‘Muster’ in Canberra to be inspired, learn, network and grow their leadership skills and ‘giveback’ to their community through a volunteer project of their design. Over …

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5 Female STEAM Trailblazers

If you’re looking for a little career inspiration, check out these interviews with 5 incredible women working in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) in Australia. Vogue got the low-down on just what made these women so successful, and how they’re encouraging the next generation of leaders. Just a couple of the trailblazers interviewed …

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MHFA Future Leaders Program

Applications to the Mental Health Foundation Australia’s Future Leaders Program are open. Applications are open nation-wide to all members of the community aged between 12 and 19 years who are passionate about youth mental health. In your role as a Future Leader, you will have the opportunity to identify and discuss key issues affecting young …

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Join the Youth Advisory Squad

The City of Hobart’s Youth Advisory Squad, otherwise known as YAS (or Youth Advisory Committee), is a group of young people between the ages of 12 – 25. YAS is a great outlet for young people in the community who wish to engage with the City of Hobart to make the city a more youth …

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Swinburne Early Leaders Program

You’re eligible to apply for the Early Leaders Program if you’re currently in Year 11, (including VCE, IB and VCAL students, plus regional students and those outside of Victoria). You’ll get to build on and document all your extra-curricular activities, as well as reflect on your individual strengths and interests. You’ll have to complete one …

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Be a Part of the Queensland Youth Engagement Panel

Are you aged 16-25 and want to help shape government policies and programs for Queensland youth? Applications are open now for you to become a member of the Queensland Youth Engagement Panel. The panel provides young Queenslanders with opportunities to inform decisions that affect their lives. You can apply until Thursday 12 March. Find out …

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Applications are open for the UN Youth Aotearoa Leadership Tour

The Aotearoa Leadership Tour is an opportunity like no other to learn about indigenous rights and culture through a two-week tour of New Zealand. The Aotearoa Leadership Tour brings together 16 young Australians in Years 10 – 12 to explore indigenous rights, culture and reconciliation during the June/July 2020 school holidays. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity …

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