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Advance update (December 2020)

The Minister for Youth Ros Spence MP has approved funding to extend delivery of the Victorian Government’s Advance program in 2021.

All schools funded to deliver the program will receive funding of up to $9,800 (excluding GST).  The Department of Premier and Cabinet (the DPC) will contact all schools in the new year to finalise details of funding agreements. 

In addition, for the first time, all eligible Victorian secondary school campuses not currently delivering the program have been invited to participate. 

Expressions of interest in 2021 should be submitted to the Equality and Youth Branch, Department of Premier and Cabinet via email at by Friday 29 January 2021

Upon receiving your school’s expression of interest, the Department will contact you to finalise details of the arrangement. All funding is subject to the terms and conditions set out in the Victorian Common Funding Agreement.

About Advance

Advance is a fantastic school-based program that encourages you to get actively involved in your local community.

If you are in Years 7 to 12 at a Victorian Government secondary school, you can get involved in the Advance program and have the chance to develop your leadership skills while having fun.

Advance in action

Advance school profiles

Advance students and teachers share their school's achievements every year through Advance project profiles. Project profiles provide an insight into the diverse ways Advance is delivered by Victorian Government secondary schools and include, for example, animal welfare projects, environmental projects, human rights projects and community service projects.

Advance Project Profiles.doc

Advance stats and facts

The Advance program's success as an initiative is regularly measured through end of year reports, surveys and evaluations. You can access the latest statistics, derived from end of year reports received from Victorian Government secondary schools participating in Advance. 

Advance Stats and Facts sheet.pdf