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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 Western Australian Youth Parliament

YMCA Youth Parliament is a national project that gives young people a chance to stand up in Parliament and have their voices heard. The program aims to educate, empower and encourage young people to take an active role in their community by contributing the views of their electorate at a state level. All Western Australians …

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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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Enter the Young Achiever Awards

The Young Achiever Awards acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people throughout Australia up to and including 29 years of age as of 31 December each year. No achievement is too small (or big!) and all young people should be applauded for their positive impacts on our local and …

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Apply for the NT Youth Round Table in 2021

The Round Table is a direct communication avenue between young Territorians and the Northern Territory Government, where young people have a platform to share their ideas and views about issues affecting them or interests of young people. Being part of the 2021 NT Youth Round Table is a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills …

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at Zoos SA

Zoos South Australia is the first zoo in the world to be an accredited Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Centre. The Zoos SA program is open to adventurers aged 16-24, and will run as a course parallel to the school year, February to November 2021 with two groups based from either Adelaide Zoo or Monarto …

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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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Meet the Young Australian Creating Robots for Good

From imagining a robot to clean the dishes for you when she was just 12, Marita Cheng has since gone on to create machines that can help people around the world. The young Australian inventor is passionate about using robotics and STEM to help people with disabilities, older people, and anyone else who might need …

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Outward Bound Navigator Youth Development Program

If you’re just starting to think about your career or study path, don’t make a decision until you learn more about the strengths and abilities you may not even know you have. Navigator is a 12-day personal development program for youth aged 15-17. The Navigator program is full of adventure, wilderness, new friends and fun, …

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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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World Teachers Day

This Friday 25 October is World Teachers Day. The theme this year is “Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession”. This is a day to celebrate teachers and the work they do all across the country. Make sure you say thanks to your teachers this Friday! You can find a bunch of resources for the …

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The NT Youth Round Table

Recruitment for NT Youth Round Table 2020 is now open. The Round Table is a direct communication avenue between young Territorians and the Northern Territory Government, where young people have a platform to share their views about issues affecting them or interests of young people with Northern Territory Government. This is a great opportunity to …

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Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum

The Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum is a new full-day program designed to deepen students’ understanding of the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia’s relationship with the region through role-play. The Asia Education Foundation is now inviting Year 9-11 students, in teams of six, who wish to participate in the Australia-ASEAN …

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UNICEF Voices of Youth

Voices of Youth offers inspiring, original insight and opinion from across the globe – by young people, for young people. Countering disheartening headlines about today’s young generation, the Voices of Youth community proves that young people ARE making a difference, each and every day. So find your voice and change the world. www.voicesofyouth.org/

PROJECT ROCKIT Digital Ambassadors

Project Rockit are a youth-driven movement against bullying, hate and prejudice. They empower school students to challenge bullying in school, online and beyond. Their Digital Ambassadors program is specifically about uniting students across Australia in an anti-cyberbullying campaign. They’ve even partnered up with Facebook and Instagram. They’re looking for school nominations to get involved right …

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La Trobe Aspire App

Want to make your mark and create lasting change in your community? Join the next generation of high school students in Years 9 to 11 who are growing their personal and professional skills through volunteering. By getting involved, you’ll develop valuable knowledge and experience that will help you through uni and beyond. Volunteering with community …

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AIM Soft Skills Survey

80.5% of Australian Business leaders think soft skills are very or extremely important. Communication, leadership and emotional intelligence are the 3 top soft skills employers are looking for in 2019. Watch the survey results to find out more.

6 Questions to Ask If You Want to Grow Into a Leadership Role

If you’re interested in a career that could lead to leadership roles, then this blog is a great read. Ask yourself the 6 questions and evaluate the answers. It’ll help you decide whether you’re already great management material and offer ways you can build on those qualities. Or perhaps you’re lacking a few of the skills that …

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Halogen Young Leaders Day Expo

November 2 | International Convention Centre Sydney November 8 | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre November 14 | Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre March 19 | Adelaide Entertainment Centre March 25 | Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre Students selected by their schools or community groups as possessing leadership potential attend these events. Some schools send …

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