The NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC) plays an important role in guiding NSW Government youth affairs and raising the views of young people.
Applications are sought from young people with relevant life experience, a keen interest in youth affairs and/or experience in youth and community organisations.
The YAC provides a direct avenue of communication between young people and the NSW Government. The YAC meets regularly throughout the year to provide advice to the Minister responsible for Youth, Mr John Ajaka and to the Advocate for Children and Young People, Mr Andrew Johnson on issues, policies and laws that affect children and young people in NSW.
The 12 YAC members, aged between 12 and 24, come from all over the State and are broadly representative of the diversity of young people living in NSW.
All young people living in NSW between the ages of 12 and 24 years may apply. Members must have such experience, background and skills as the Minister considers necessary for them to make a contribution to the work of the Council.
Council members meet once every 4-6 weeks throughout the year to discuss a range of topics and monitor and evaluate polices and legislation affecting children and young people.
Members also consult with children and young people, community groups and government agencies on issues concerning children and young people; and conduct forums, approved by the Minister on issues relevant to children and young people.
Once you start your application you will need to complete it in one go, so you might like to prepare your answers in a word document and then copy and paste them into the application when you are ready. Make sure you answer all questions. The whole application process should take no longer than 10 minutes.
The main questions to prepare for are:
Applications are now closed for the 2017 Youth Advisory Council. Applications for the 2018 YAC will open mid 2017.
In order the make the opportunity to be part of the YAC available to as many children and young people as possible, please support the recruitment process through options via the following link:
If you have any questions feel free to contact the office on 9248 0970, or firstname.lastname@example.org