When you know better, you do better.
There is no employment gap for Indigenous Australians who are educated to the same level as other Australians. Our focus is on employment opportunities but education is a critical pathway to a job. There are many awesome organisations who are providing support for students and links to further study.
The GO Foundation provides day scholarships to Indigenous students from Kindergarten through to university.
Cathy Freeman Foundation
The Cathy Freeman Foundation delivers five programs designed to support students from Pre-Prep through to Year 12 as we travel the journey of the child through school.
The Clontarf Foundation
The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equips them to participate meaningfully in society. There program caters for 6,600 boys in 97 schools across Western Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
The Girls Academy develops and empowers Aboriginal girls through leadership training, mentoring, sport and extra-curricular programs. Our goal is to create an environment within schools where the girls receive the support and programs needed to help them realise their full potential.
The Government’s investment in early learning and child care will give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children the chance to start learning early and be ready for school.
The Aurora Education Foundation
Aurora aims to inspire the academic and career aspirations and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We wish to see Indigenous Australians inspired by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic role models, empowered to excel in tertiary education and becoming the leaders and agents of change in Australian society we know they can be.
Find out about government support available for Indigenous education.