Real world proof points


Demonstrating how policy and practice can shift

Teams  and communities across Australia have  co-created a portfolio of prototypes through The Learner’s Journey Social Lab - involving people from different communities, schools, sectors and organisations. 

The prototyping work is nimble, involving multi-stakeholder interests and seeks practical, viable, effective and novel solutions to tackle complex problems. Learning Creates has focussed on ensuring the work is grounded in technical rigour and and designed together with both system leaders and communities - covering both ‘top down’ and ‘bottom up’ perspectives.

While many innovative programs and initiatives abound, and while we have had countless reviews into our senior secondary education system, the prototypes aim  to add value and deepen the outcomes of our collective efforts without working over the top of others or covering the same ground.

Highlights include:

  • 1400+ young people engaged and 21 diverse young people employed directly 
  • 2200+ active champions and contributors, representing more than 9,000 hours of time
  • 4 prototypes developed in partnership with 9 communities across 5 jurisdictions

“The system that we have now has been in place for hundreds of years. And you know, it’s not really doing a great job for a lot of people, particularly First Nations. So I don’t think we can expect to change it in a day. You know, if we want to do it properly, and if we want to have an education system that is empowering for all students and all learners.”

Samara, First Nations Prototyping Team


Across the past two years, Learning Creates has been co-created four prototypes:


First Nations Charters

Indigenous-led Charters authorised by Native Title bodies with secondary schools. The Charters are centered on building new and trusted relationships with secondary schools that monitor and value Indigenous perspectives of wellbeing and that recognise the importance of learning that connects young mob to their Country, Language and Culture.

First Nations Self Determination

Pilot Jurisdiction:
Rockhampton, QLD - Darumbal Country


Tertiary Pathways Pact

A Pact between schools and universities for a more equitable, consistent and transparent way for all young people to demonstrate broader and deeper skills and attributes they need to succeed in higher education in a way that is clear and trusted for use in any state or jurisdiction.

Pathways to further education

Pilot Jurisdiction:
New South Wales - Eora Nation and Ngunnawal Country


Industry Pathways Trustmark

A National Approach to work-ready learning that can be applied in any local context and is valued and trusted by employers, young people, their schools and communities - a trustmark. The approach develops new ways to recognise learning that happens in and outside of formal schooling - reflecting more of what young people know and can do.

Pathways to employement 

Pilot Jurisdiction:
Tasmania - palawa and Lutruwita Country
Bendigo, Victoria - Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Country


National Pulse Lab

A National Pulse Lab to understand and increase the level of agency within school communities against 3 measures: autonomy, engagement and belonging. The Pulse Lab combines a co-design method with infrastructure for data collection, insights and action. It empowers young people, parents and teachers to understand and shape the sort of learning environment students in their community need.

Student and community agency

Pilot Jurisdiction:
South Australia - Peramangk and Kaurna Country
Easter Creek, New South Wales - Darug Country


We are two years into a ten year ambition


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