Learning Creates are two years into a ten year ambition

Over the past two years Learning Creates have convened more than 2,000 diverse young people, educators, parents, policy makers, First Nations communities, employers, academics and tertiary providers. We work collaboratively to co-design new solutions for broader recognition of learning and to build the trust and credibility needed to shift policy and practice across the Australian learning landscape.


Our ten year ambition

By 2030 all young people are able to confidently move from school to further learning and work through a senior secondary recognition system that values and formally recognises more of who they are, what they know and can do.

Achieving this ambition would mean:

  • Young people can access multiple pathways to meaningful and ongoing employment.
  • Young people feel confident and aware of their strengths and capabilities and can identify what contributions they can make to the workforce and society.
  • Young people currently disadvantaged by the dominance of academic recognition systems (e.g the ATAR) can demonstrate their capabilities to employers and other stakeholders, and open up new employment and tertiary education opportunities.
  • Employers employ more young people from disadvantaged circumstances.

‘If you sat down and gathered moments in your life and looked at them in this way, then you could see the true value of these experiences.’ - year 11 student

‘We all live in different situations and have different communities and when I think about learning being more adaptive to different lived experiences it becomes more empowering.’ - Sulia, year 10 student


Systemic change is hard, a new approach is needed