Youth engagement alliance


Re-engagement is a shared responsibility. There are some issues where agencies are more likely to achieve success together, including lifting outcomes for Aboriginal students and Torres Strait Islander students, students in out-of-home care, students in the youth justice system, young people in disengagement ‘hot spots’ across Queensland, and students who are disengaged due to mental health issues, domestic violence and homelessness.

We have established a youth engagement alliance to partner in our efforts to improve the re-engagement of young Queenslanders in education, training or employment. Alliance members include senior representatives from multiple government agencies, as well as the Queensland Catholic Education Commission, Independent Schools Queensland, state schools, and TAFE Queensland.

View the Youth engagement alliance members (PDF, 69KB).

Chair's message

Education can change a young person's life. The Queensland Government and its key partners are committed to supporting every young person to achieve the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in life.

But for some young people, life is complex.

Securing that first foot in the door to further education, training and employment can seem like a distant dream when you’re facing homelessness, health issues, justice concerns or complex family issues.

The Youth Engagement Alliance has been established to partner in our efforts to assist those young people who experience complex situations, and to transition them through the range of government services with a collective eye on the end goal of educational attainment. It’s a partnership across government, and with our key education partners.

On this page, you will find information about the Alliance members, and tools and information to guide collaborative practice of our teams across the state in supporting young people. The tools and information recognise the diversity of our young people and support professional decisions by staff across these agencies to respond with the flexibility and agility required to meet their many and varied needs. More information will be included on this site over time to better support this vital work.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of the hard-working professionals in every corner of the state who strive to improve the futures of our young people. Through this work and the regional Youth Engagement Hubs, the Department of Education is working to support you in this important work.

Our pledge

Key Queensland Government departments and their partners have made a pledge to work together to ensure that every child and young person is equipped with the tools and support they need to succeed professionally and personally. This pledge forms the foundation of the work of the Alliance in its aim to ensure every Queensland child succeeds.

Read our Pledge to young people (PDF, 337KB).

Inter-agency collaboration guide

The inter-agency collaboration guide helps Queensland Government officers work together to support young people in fulfilling their potential. The handbook provides a framework to work within, plus ideas and tools that officers can use to incorporate best practice in their collaborations with other agencies. The guide also presents examples of how agencies have worked together to achieve success and relates stories from young people that offer insights from their perspective.
Download the Inter-agency collaboration guide (PDF, 2.9MB).

Collaboration in practice

Collaboration in practice graphic

It takes a collaborative, holistic effort to provide meaningful support and services to help young people re-engage in meaningful education pathways. Developed by the Youth Engagement Alliance, this suite of videos showcase examples of collaboration in practice, demonstrating how government agencies are able to work together in supporting young Queenslanders.

Information sharing charter

The information sharing charter supports Queensland Government officers to make informed decisions about sharing information that supports young people to engage or re-engage with education, training or employment.
The charter breaks downs some of the myths and barriers associated with sharing personal information, outlines the privacy and confidentiality frameworks officers must work within, and provides a suite of practical tools to support improved and consistent information sharing practice across the state.
The information sharing charter in conjunction with the inter-agency collaboration guide will improve our collective ability to provide holistic support services to young Queenslanders.
Download the Information sharing charter (PDF, 2.6MB).

More information

For more information about the Youth Engagement Alliance, please email

Last updated 17 May 2019