Make Change Happen

Make Change Happen Project is an opportunity to work on a student-led change project in your school, local community or even globally. Students will explore their community and develop a plan for a change they would like to make. They then develop and document a project that helps to effect this change. The scope of the project can be as large or small as the students determine in their research. SEV personnel are available to assist you with this project.

- Establish a team of students
- Decide on an issue to tackle or change
- Attend an inspiring workshop; you can access the programs for previous workshops below
- Document the project as it progesses. This could be done as classwork and used to assess the students' Civics and Citizenship knowledge and skills. It could also be used to address some of the general capabilities such as interpersonal learning and critical and creative thinking, and in some cases ethical understanding depending on the project students choose. Depending on your school context, the Make Change Happen project can be implemented within subject time or as a lunchtime or after-school activity.

SEV hosted two workshops in March 2019.

Keilor Downs Secondary College
– 22 March 2019
To download the program for this event, click here.

Catherine McAuley College (Bendigo)
– 27 March 2019
To download the program for this event, click here.

To download a flyer for these events, click here.

  Make Change Happen 2019

MCH Preworkshop Guide    MCH Checklist


You can download relevant Make Change Happen documents from the list below

You can also look at a presentation of the project from a teacher's perspective

If you experience any difficulties with downloading or printing these files, please contact the SEV office.


Student team registrations for this program are now closed.

This program was made possible with funds from the Department of Education's Strategic Partnerships Program.

Student Action

Examples from the Brimbank Young Researchers in School Program 2018


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