Everything you need to know for Achieve Fest

What is Achieve Fest?

Achieve Fest is a free, two-day online immersion. It is open to young people aged 12-24, educators, and parents/guardians across Australia. Over the two days, participants will have the opportunity to explore identity, build networks, and develop the skills needed to thrive now and into the future.

We have aligned Achieve Fest to the first three components of Prince’s Trust Australia’s flagship youth initiative Achieve, an inquiry-based framework that engages young people in learning through careers education and enterprise skills development. They are:

  1. Who I Am: A foundation block underpinned by research, it sparks ideas for participants to explore their interests and how they connect to potential career pathways
  2. The Twenties: An ever-evolving set of twenty-minute micro learnings that develop enterprise skills and grow in complexity
  3. Take Action: Align participants with a range of established local and global organisations that already have existing social action campaigns and work experience opportunities

How does Achieve Fest help?

For Educators...

  • Engage your students in a meaningful alternative to work experience
  • Develop a generation of learners that are online, connected and prepared for the fourth industrial revolution while building their general capabilities
  • Unlock gateways to career opportunities & build tangible networks
  • APST professional learning & certificate of participation

For Young People...

  • Choose your own tailored learning journey
  • Engage in a safe and supportive process that encourages you to dream big and explore a range of career pathways
  • Connect and learn from leaders across a range of sectors and life journeys
  • Develop essential mindsets, skills, and capabilities, and learn useful life hacks that inspire lifelong learning
  • Put your skills into play through meaningful social action and real-world application
  • Certificate of participation

For Parents...

  • Futureproof yourself and your family
  • Gain meaningful insights from leading research, best practice learning science, and program design
  • Learn tools and techniques to prepare your children to make good career decisions
  • Learn useful life hacks and develop skills together with your family

How will the event run?

Achieve Fest is designed to be an engaging, personalised and interactive experience for all participants. We have intentionally curated the event to include a blend of online and offline activities, synchronous and asynchronous learning, as well as ‘passive’ and ‘active’ workshops. Many Achieve Fest workshops are self-directed and individualised (i.e. participants can choose from a suite of activities), and all workshops and Q&As take into consideration the diverse age range of our participants.

What will I need during the event?

We will email you with all the resources and instructions that you will need before the event.

If you're planning to attend Achieve Fest in a group, pair or class, we recommend that each participant has access to a computer, tablet or smartphone, as some of the workshops are personalised and will require participants to have their own device.

I'm an educator, how should I set up my classroom?

Firstly, you’re awesome. Thanks for your support! We recommend the following set up:

Use one computer to log into Achieve Fest and connect it on a projector or smartboard so that all students can see and hear the event.

If possible, it would be great to connect a camera so we can see you and your students (not essential).

There will be some group work during Achieve Fest, so for ease of movement during the event we recommend pre-selecting students into groups of 3 to 5 with at least one computer, tablet or smartphone between the group.

We recommend that each student has access to a computer, tablet or smartphone, as some of the workshops are personalised for each participant. If this is not possible, one device between 3 to 5 students is fine.

Need to factor in a recess break? See the Program for how we have set up the timing for each day.

For more information about how to prepare for Achieve Fest, see the What do I need to do before the event? FAQ.

If you have any other questions, please email us and one of our friendly team will reply as soon as possible.

How do I log in to Achieve Fest?

We will email you with all the resources and instructions that you will need before the event.

What do I need to do before the event?

We will email you with all the resources and instructions that you will need before the event.

If you were planning to attend Achieve Fest in a group, pair or class, we recommend that each participant has access to a computer, tablet or smartphone, as some of the workshops are personalised and will require participants to have their own device.

We also recommend that you have access to a stable wifi connection so that you don’t miss out on the fun!

If you are an educator, check out the How should I set up my classroom? FAQ.

This sounds great...but I can't make some/any of the event. Will Achieve Fest be recorded and can I access it at a later date?

Not to worry! We will record the event and can provide access to key sessions, guest speaker interviews, graphic recordings and Achieve resources. Simply email us and one of our friendly team members will reply as soon as possible.

Who do I contact if I have any further questions?

If you have any questions, please email us at info@princes-trust.org.au and one of our friendly team members will reply as soon as possible.

What if I need to take a break/recess?

Not a problem, have a look at our Program to see how we have set up each day including breaks.