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Why 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.  We want to encourage students to be active and informed citizens but how can we support this in schools? Make Change Happen projects can be implemented as part of a student-centred Civics and Citizenship curriculum or as an extracurricular project. Check out our resources to find out how. 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.

In other words:

  • These teaching resources for matched to the Victorian Curriculum for Civics and Citizenship.
  • Well-implemented civic action projects  also 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.
  • Get in touch with SEV here for additional support with Civics and Citizenship for Victorian teachers.


We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. Much of Social Education Victoria’s work occurs on the lands of the people of the Kulin nations. These lands were never ceded. We pay our respect to their ancestors and Elders; past and present.

The Make Change Happen Project is an initiative of Social Education Victoria and is made possible through the support of the Department of Education and Training’s Strategic Partnerships Program.

Social Education Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands across Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. We also would like to express our gratitude at being able to continue a culture of learning that has existed here for more than 60,000 years.