Youth Transitions 18-25: A Plan for Action
Have your say!
Tasmanians are invited to share their thoughts, ideas, and suggestions about how young people 18-25 years can be better supported as they transition to adulthood and independence. The Discussion Paper and Consultation Process builds on what we learnt through a review of academic literature and mapping of existing programs and policies, and heard from young people and stakeholders working in community, youth and government sectors.
Feedback in response to the Discussion Paper must be received by 11:59PM Tuesday 28 November 2023.
How to respond to the Discussion Paper
People are invited to have their say on key issues raised in the paper or make comment on any other issues they feel may be relevant to the development and implementation of the Action Plan.
You do not have to answer all questions outlined in the Discussion Paper, only those that you would like to respond to.
Formal submissions can be forwarded to:
- File Upload (preferred): https://ems.gs/3PHm0bUfmOa
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: Youth Network of Tasmania
PO Box 4679, HOBART TAS 7000
Individuals and Organisations are also welcome to respond via survey.
- Online Survey (for individuals and organisations): https://ems.gs/3PHm0hnfmUX
- Online Survey (for young people): https://forms.office.com/r/nmfY1jVkN2
See Page 1 of the Discussion Paper for further details regarding the consultation submission process, including privacy, confidentiality and publication of responses.
How young people can have a say...
Hearing young people’s experiences, opinions, ideas and solutions is essential to this work. A youth-friendly, plain English version of the Discussion Paper and questions is also available for comment.
What is the Youth Transitions 18-25 years Action Plan Project?
YNOT is developing a whole-of-government Action Plan that will focus on and address the needs of young people 18-25 years as they transition to adulthood. The Action Plan will align to the Tasmanian Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, and will set program and policy direction for young people over the coming years. The Action Plan will be developed in collaboration with young people 18-25 years, key government, youth and community sector stakeholders and the Tasmanian community.
- 1 November 2023 – Discussion Paper Consultation Opens
- 28 November 2023 – Discussion Paper Consultation Closes
- First Quarter of 2024 – Action Plan Testing & Finalisation
Emergent Adulthood: Review of Literature integrates academic literature to better understand the general challenges and experiences of young people between the ages of 18-25 years in Tasmania today. It identifies transition points that may be applied to map current social policy and programs in our State. This important piece of work, commissioned by YNOT, was produced by University of Tasmania multi-disciplinary researchers from the Tasmanian Behavioural Lab and the Peter Underwood Centre.
Tasmanians are invited to share their thoughts, ideas, and suggestions about how young people 18-25 years can be better supported as they transition to adulthood and independence. This Discussion Paper and Consultation Process builds on what we learnt and heard through a review of academic literature, mapping of existing programs and policies, and feedback from young people and stakeholders working in community, youth and government sectors.
The 2023 Pathways to Adulthood consultation was undertaken to understand the experiences of young Tasmanians 18-25 years as they transition into adulthood and independence. This report presents feedback received from young Tasmanians, including the challenges and opportunities they face as young adults, the priority areas they want addressed, and their ideas and solutions that could make this pathway to adulthood smoother.