What is Achieve?

Research tells us that we are shifting into the 4th industrial revolution and that young people will need to develop new mindsets, skills and capabilities as they transition into a rapidly changing world of work.

Whether called ‘soft skills’, ‘21st century skills’, ‘future focused’ or transferable skills, these skills are now viewed as critical and are proven to have a positive impact on an individual’s ability to transition through education, training and employment. At Princes Trust Australia, we call them Enterprise Skills. And while there doesn’t seem to be consensus on what to call these skills, there is overwhelming evidence that the development of them are a crucial element to ensuring that young people will not only survive but thrive in the rapidly changing world of work.

Prince’s Trust Australia is focused on supporting young people who are at risk of disengaging from education and/or who are on the fringes of the labour market. Our charitable purpose is fulfilled by supporting these young people into education, training and employment.

With the support of DeakinCo. & The Eventful Learning Co. and in co design with teachers, students and thought leaders, we have created Achieve; an inquiry-based framework that engages young people in learning through careers education and enterprise skills development.

Achieve was inspired the highly successful version of Achieve developed by our friends in the UK. An Australian adaptation has been developed in collaboration with key stakeholders to meet the current needs of young Australians.

We need to look at skill development differently.

Achieve is designed to:

  • Develop enterprise mindsets, skills and capabilities
  • Adapt to any school or educational environment
  • Be flexible in its approach and can be delivered across age groups
  • Amplify existing programs, campaigns and initiatives within schools and communities
  • Fit within and enables existing education frameworks
  • Enable teachers to support students without adding extra pressure
  • Address disengagement alongside enterprise skill development

Achieve is fully subsidised thanks to support from our generous patrons.

Prince’s Trust Australia provides all resources, training and support required to deliver Achieve.

The Achieve Program has four key components: Who I Am, The Twenties, Make Action & Take Action.