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A globally oriented education system is crucial to the economic future of Victoria, and to ensuring that our young people have the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly inter-connected world. International education is central to the aspirations of Victoria as the Education State to "equip all students with the personal and practical skills to live the lives they want to live, and get the jobs they need". 

This year, the Asia Education Foundation in partnership with the Victorian Department of Education will deliver a series of student programs designed to build the capabilities of young Australians to engage with the world across all spheres of learning.

Working in partnership with local business, industry, government and community experts, these Go Global programs will provide students with the opportunity to:

  • understand the importance of global competencies and Asia capabilities;
  • explore future pathways for their higher education and career;
  • deepen their understanding of local, regional and global issues and consider their role in taking action in the community; and
  • explore opportunities available to young Australians, including scholarships, involvement with youth organisations and government initiatives such as the New Colombo Plan.

Read about each of the programs and register below.

Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum

The Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum is an interactive simulation designed to deepen students’ understanding of Southeast Asia and Australia’s relationship with the region through role-play. Bringing together more than 60 students, this forum will challenge students to discuss key issues facing Southeast Asia from the perspectives of Australia and the 10 ASEAN Member States. Working in teams of six delegates will present their country position statement, touching on key issues around climate change, before debating them in more depth to try to reach mutually agreeable solutions through negotiation and consensus building. More specifically, students will be asked to consider how climate change is impacting their allocated country through the lenses of Resources & Energy, Natural Disasters and Nature Conservation, as well as put forward shared strategies for collaboration on these issues.





Who

Year 9-11 students
(team of six students)

When

Wednesday, 24 October
9.00am – 3.00pm

Where

Footscray

Cost

Participation in this program is free for all Victorian Government school students


Eventbrite - Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum, VIC




Global Goals Youth Forum

The Global Goals Youth Forum is a full-day design sprint designed to deepen students’ understanding of global issues and develop their general capabilities. Adopted by world leaders in 2015, the Global Goals for Sustainable Development aim to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change by 2030. Using design thinking, this interactive forum brings together over 60 students to propose innovative solutions to achieve positive global change. The forum acknowledges the role of young Australians in taking action to solve global issues of our time and challenges them to work collaboratively in teams of six to design their 'Big Idea' to help realise the Global Goals. Students will also have the opportunity to hear from and interact with subject experts, who will share their insights on how their work contributes towards reaching the Global Goals.





Who

Year 9-11 students
(team of six students)

When

Friday 16 November
9.00am – 3.00pm

Where

Sale

Cost

Participation in this program is free for all Victorian Government school students


Eventbrite - Global Goal Youth Forum, VIC



For all enquiries, please email aef-support@asialink.unimelb.edu.au or call (03) 8344 3590.

The Youth Forums are supported by the Victorian Government.

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