Speak Up Engage - Sunshine Coast Council's Youth Engagement Program

Speak Up Engage is council's youth engagement and development program. The program is now open to all young people between the ages of 15 and 24 years who live on the Sunshine Coast. Please complete this application form to register your interest in the program. Registrations close 1 March 2019 (5pm). If you are under 18 you will need to ask your parent, guardian or carer for permission to apply.

For more information or help to complete the form, please contract council on (07) 5475 7272 or email YOUTH@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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* 1. Full Name

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* 2. Address

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* 3. Date of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)

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* 4. Shirt size

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* 5. Contact phone number/s

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* 6. Email address

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* 7. If you are under 18 is your parent, guardian or carer agreeable to your registration?
If successful with your application your parent, guardian or carer will be required to complete a consent form.

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* 8. Please identify which of the following applies to you:

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* 9. Do you have any medical conditions that Sunshine Coast Council needs to be aware of?

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* 10. Do you consider yourself to have a disability

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* 11. Do you require any special care or observation, or do you have any mobility requirements?

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* 12. Do you have any allergies?

Speak Up Engage Selection Criteria

Please review the program member responsibilities and answer each selection criteria question in no more than 250 words for each question.

Program member responsibilities:

As a member of the Speak Up Engage program you will be required to work with other young people in a team environment to:
  • Act as an Advisor to Council specific to young people's needs, issues and experiences
  • Assist Council to better inform and engage with other young people on the Sunshine Coast
  • Assist Council to promote positive images of young people and increase recognition of the contribution young people make to community
  • Encourage, support and increase the ability of young people to engage in Local Government community planning and decision making processes
  • Provide advice and assist Council to develop partnerships and build connections with its youth population.
  • Assist in the delivery of action items in line with the Youth Action Plan

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* 13. Interest
Please describe your interest in becoming involved in the Speak Up Engage program. Why would you like to be involved?

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* 14. Skills and Experience
List any community projects/activities/events where you have volunteered your support and what your responsibilities were. Please outline some of the skills you have that will help you fulfil your responsibilities as part of the program.

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* 15. Issues
Please explain your awareness of local issues that affect young people and how you became aware of these.

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* 16. Team Work
Give details of where and when you have successfully contributed to a team. List your personal attributes which contribute to teamwork.

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* 17. Consultation
Explain how you would consult with other young people on the Sunshine Coast to better understand their experiences, needs and issues.

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* 18. Commitment
To participate in this program requires you to attend regular meetings, small group planning sessions and training workshops. Explain how you would balance your present and future school, work, sporting and social commitments with the Speak Up Engage responsibilities. Also, explain how you will solve any transport issues that could impact your participation.

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* 19. Terms and Conditions
Thank you for your Speak Up Engage Program application. By filling in this form, you are accepting the terms and conditions described below. Please read them carefully.

By confirming your interest in the Speak Up Engage program you are agreeing to Sunshine Coast Council contacting you to participate in the program. Successful applicants will be notified by 8 March 2019.

Personal information collected by Sunshine Coast Council will be used for the purposes of considering and evaluating your application. The information collected in the form is used only for the purposed specified and is not passed on to third parties.

Council is authorised to collect this information in accordance with the Local Government Act 2009 and other Local Government Acts. Your personal information is only accessed by persons authorised to do so in compliance with the Information Privacy Act 2009. Your personal information is dealt with in accordance with council's Privacy Policy.

Have you read and understood the terms and conditions?

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