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Voice of

Our Youth



This report gives voice to the more than 5,000 young people from across the Loddon Campaspe region, clearly identifying what our regions most valuable resource, our young people, want and need for a better education experience and an easier transition to work.

Conducted from July through to December 2019, the Voice of Our Youth (VOOY) project  was a six month youth consultation and listening exercise initiated by the Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership with support from project partners and key stakeholders including:

Campaspe Cohuna Local Learning and Employment Network | The Department of Education and Training | The City of Greater Bendigo | Campaspe Shire Council 

The backbone of the VOOY consultation project was a series of six different engagement tools, all designed to engage young people around their own lived-experience of the education system and pathways to employment. These engagement tools included:

10 question online survey | 2 minuted postcard activity | 5 minute voice-recording activity | Youth focus groups | Stakeholder consultations events | Sector-wide Deep Dive event


By December 2019 the VOOY youth consultation had reached approximately 12.5% of the Loddon Campaspe’s young people aged 12-25, and the consultation period was closed.

The VOOY project would like to thank every young person who took part in this project. Without youth voice there would be no project and no report.


Please download the full VOOY Report please click here > 


A youth consultation project that engaged 12.5% of young people aged 12-25 in the Loddon Campaspe region on their experience of the education system.



From July to December 2019 the Voice of Our Youth consultation project:

Engaged 12.5% of young people in the Loddon Campaspe region.

Had 749 young people complete our online youth survey.

Worked with 171 young people in youth focus groups.

Received 4,559 postcards back from young people. 

Captured 7.555 individual statements of need or ideas for action.

Recorded 43,440 seconds of young people talking about what matters most to them. 



Click on the text or photos below to explore the hot topics of

Mental Health | Bullying | Stress | Curriculum | Disengagement | Youth Voice



Scroll through our top 10 key findings of the VOOY project.

Youth Voice
Student Suggestions
Mental Health
Hands On Learning
Alternative Education


Click on the text or photos below to explore our summary recommendations for

Mental Health | Bullying | Stress | Curriculum | Disengagement | Youth Voice



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