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Education Program

Young Workers Centre outreach organisers visit schools and groups around Victoria to educate their peers about workplace rights.

Since the Young Workers Centre was established in 2016 we have provided outreach to over 30,000 young people in Victoria.

Our education and outreach program is specifically designed to address the issues that young workers face when heading into the workplace for the first time, including:

YOUR RIGHTS AT WORK

This module allows students to develop their knowledge of employment relations, workplace rights and minimum standards.

SAFE AT WORK

Students who complete this module will gain a practical understanding of Occupational Health & Safety procedures and how to keep safe at work.

BULLYING & DISCRIMINATION AT WORK

This module gives students an understanding of what constitutes workplace bullying & discrimination. Students will also gain practical tools for responding to these issues when they arise.

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS & CAMPAIGNS

Students who complete this module will learn about various strategies for creating change in their communities. Students will have the opportunity to design and implement their own campaign, guided by Young Workers Centre staff.

REMOTE LEARNING

We are currently able to provide the above trainings via online platforms such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

To adapt to remote learning we have also developed self-guided e-learning modules that reflect the topics above. As of mid July 2020 over 300 Victorian students have participated in the e-learning modules. Please email youth@vthc.org.au for more info.

For fact sheets, click here.

BOOKING A VISIT

To book a visit from a Young Workers outreach organiser, click here or email youth@vthc.org.au.

When it is safe to do so, sessions can also take place at your institution or at Trades Hall, the historic home of the Victorian Trades Hall Council and the union movement. If sessions are provided at Trades Hall we can also provide a tour of the historical building.

 

We Volunteers

Ever wanted to change the world?

We want Victoria to be a state where young people feel safe and respected at work - it's only by standing together that we can make that happen.

Volunteers are a crucial part of the Young Workers community. Sign up below and get involved today!

(Or to find out more about doing a placement as an advocate, click here!)

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