Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | the Ministry of Education is looking for young people who would like to join Te Mahau Advisory for Young People with Disabilities.

If you know anyone who would be interested in this role, they can fill out the application form

Applications can be made by anyone who:

  • is 18-26 years old
  • has a lived experience of disability
  • can commit to attending up to three 2-day hui a year in-person, in Wellington (transport and accommodation is provided)
  • is not currently involved with another Ministry of Education advisory.

What does the AYPD do?

The AYPD operates within Te Mahau and is a way for disabled youth to:

  • provide advice on projects and policies that will have an impact on other young people with disabilities still at school
  • share their insights, perspectives, and experiences of school to help inform how we work, and how we improve the education system
  • gain knowledge, skills and experiences as advisory members and make connections with Ministry teams and staff.

What is Te Mahau?

  • Te Mahau is a part of Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | The Ministry of Education
  • Te Mahau provides services and support for education staff and leaders, ākonga and whānau in the Regions

Members will be supported to learn the skills they need to participate. But it will be helpful if they feel confident and comfortable:

  • working with other people, and as part of a team
  • sharing their own perspectives
  • communicating their ideas in person or online.

To apply and for more information

For more information and to apply see Te Mahau Advisory for Young People with Disabilities.

For questions, email youth.advisory@education.govt.nz

Applications close: on Friday 26 May at 5pm