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Young Workers Centre YWC
WOW Summit
World of Work 2022

Every year thousands of Victorian students enter the workforce for the first time. As they take their first steps as young workers it is vitally important they know what their rights at work are and are empowered to stand up with their coworkers to ensure they are safe at work and paid fairly. Along with this knowledge, the ability to organise and take collective action can enable young workers to enact real change in their own lives.  

At the World of Work Summit students will learn from our educators and organisers about their rights at work and how campaigns and collective action have been used to change our workplaces and society throughout history.

Subject to change

9am Arrival time and registration
9.30am Summit opens
9.45am Your rights at work session
10.45am Morning tea
11am Tour of Trades Hall
12 noon Lunch
1pm Educational game
1.45pm Social movements and campaigns
3pm Summit closes


Victorian Trades Hall Council is located on the corner of Lygon St and Victoria St close to Melbourne CBD. It is a 10 minute walk from either Melbourne Central Station or Parliament Station. The Hall is also readily accessible by tram and bus routes. Parking is limited in the area, so we suggest either arranging pick up and drop off or using public transport. 

Trades Hall is an accessible venue, please contact us if you have students with accessibility needs and we can ensure access. 

World of Work Student Summit 2022 is a catered event. Students and teachers will be provided with morning tea and lunch as well as tea and coffee. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options will all be provided and a Young Workers Centre organiser will contact you about specific dietary requirements once registration has been completed. 

Victorian Trades Hall is a COVID safe venue, we ask that all teaching staff are fully vaccinated, bring a mask, sanitize and check in. Capacity limits are in place so please register early to ensure you secure a spot. If you have any questions about COVID safety please contact Katie on (03) 9659 3567 or at [email protected]

If you have questions about the World of Work Summit please contact Katie on (03) 9659 3567 or at [email protected] 

Registrations are now open for this free and exciting youth leadership summit.

Register whole classes or individual students with the form below or by clicking this link.