The National Youth Commission (NYC) is an independent, non-partisan community inquiry into the challenges faced by young people preparing for and seeking work now and into the future.

The Commission is inquiring into the following matters:

  • the nature, extent of social and economic change that impacts on the
    labour market and affects the employability and employment prospects and experiences of young Australians;
  • the effectiveness and appropriateness of educational curriculum and
    programs in school and in post-secondary institutions as preparation for future employment;
  • the issues that affect young people as they embark on pathways to
    employment and attempt to build sustainable careers;
  • the adequacy of the various service systems that are implicated in the
    transition of young Australians from education to employment;
    e) the effectiveness of existing policies and programs that are directly relevant to the transition from school to work;
  • whether reforms and initiatives are required to improve the education, employment and transition outcomes for young people:
    i. amendments to relevant existing policy frameworks;
    ii. changes to guidelines and operations of existing social and educational programs; and
    iii. new reforms in policies, initiatives and programs to achieve a ‘youth employment guarantee’.

Written Submissions:

Submissions are sought from all interested parties – whether you’re an unemployed young person, a student, a secondary school, VET or tertiary educator, an employer, a youth worker, academic, researcher, parent, public servant, someone who works for a Jobactive provider or a not-for-profit organisation, 

Click here to make a submission.

For any further queries about submissions, please contact or call 03 9965 4911. You can also visit the NYC website for further information.