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Year 12 Learn It! Live It!

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Over 60 Year 12 students from Partner Schools across Australia attended the Learn It, Live It! Work Readiness Workshop at the Commonwealth Bank Innovation Lab in Sydney.

7 Sep 2018

AIEF-Qantas photo exhibit

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These posters on display in the Qantas lounges in Sydney and Canberra highlight the amazing achievements of six of our over 500 AIEF Graduates!

6 Sep 2018

AIEF-BHP Career Pathways Workshop 2018

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On 20 July AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholars from across Australia travelled to the BHP Daunia mine in Queensland for the BHP Career Pathways Workshop.

20 Jul 2018

The Ireland Funds Australia Brisbane Luncheon 2018

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​AIEF Pathways Advisor and Scholarship Graduate Jemmason Power delivered the Acknowledgement of Country at the annual Ireland Funds Australia Brisbane luncheon.

3 Aug 2018

Year 7-9 Activities 2018

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During Term 2 AIEF held Year 7-9 activities for students in Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, Armidale and Perth.

29 Jun 2018

Careers Experience Day QLD 2018

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AIEF Scholarship Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 from Queensland schools attended the inaugural Careers Experience Day on 7 June.

7 Jun 2018

National Reconciliation Week 2018

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AIEF and its Partner Schools mark this year's National Reconciliation Week.

1 Jun 2018


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Over 40 AIEF Scholarship Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 enjoyed learning about the different pathways to studying at university at the AIEF Tertiary Experience Day in Queensland.

31 May 2018

AIEF Mentor Program Mid Year Activity QLD

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Students and their mentors cooked up a storm at OzHarvest in Brisbane.

16 May 2018

AIEF Mentor Program kicks off for 2018

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AIEF welcomed mentor-student pairs to the 2018 program with events in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne in February and March.

3 Apr 2018

Marking 10 years since the National Apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples

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​AIEF Alumni Nathan Bassani, Libby Cook-Black, Bernard Kelly and Lowanna Moran were honoured to attend events marking the 10th Anniversary of the National Apology and the release of the 2018 Closing the Gap report in Canberra.

13 Feb 2018

Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the National Apology in Brisbane

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AIEF Alum Latiesha Dunbar was honoured to speak at a commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the National Apology in Brisbane alongside Indigenous health scholar Shea Spierings.

11 Feb 2018

10th Anniversary of the National Apology Breakfast in Sydney

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​AIEF Alumni Kygim King (2011, Kincoppal-Rose Bay) and Chris O’Donnell (2012, St Gregory’s College Campbelltown) represented AIEF at an event marking 10 years since the National Apology at NSW Parliament House.

9 Feb 2018

The Australian Competitive Advantage Forum in partnership with BHP

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On Thursday 23 November, Wyatt (Class of 2016, current AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholar), Chris (Class of 2012, HSBC Graduate) and Josh (Class of 2012, Qantas Intern) attended The Australian’s Competitive Advantage Forum, held in partnership with BHP.

23 Nov 2017

2017 AIEF Ambassador Briefing

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​On 17 November, AIEF Patron David Gonski AC and AIEF Ambassador Ian Narev hosted the annual AIEF Ambassador Briefing in Sydney.

17 Nov 2017

AIEF Year 11 Learn It! Live It! in Sydney 2017

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​On 27 October, 30 AIEF Scholarship Students from 11 Partner Schools in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia attended the Year 11 Learn It, Live It! Work Readiness Workshop at KPMG in Sydney.

27 Oct 2017

AIEF Year 12 Graduation Ceremony for QLD Schools 2017

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On 20 October 2017 the AIEF Year 12 Graduation ceremony for scholarship students from schools in Queensland was held at Queensland Parliament House in Brisbane.

20 Oct 2017

Ireland Funds Australia Dinner with the President of Ireland

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AIEF Scholars Libby and Leon were honoured to perform the Acknowledgement of Country and meet the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins at a recent event in Sydney.

20 Oct 2017

AIEF Learn It! Live It! Brisbane 2017

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​Over 18 and 19 October, AIEF held Learn It! Live It! Work Readiness Workshops for Year 11 and Year 12 students in Brisbane. The workshops were hosted by Perpetual at their Brisbane office for 90 students from 15 Partner Schools in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Cairns, Townsville and Perth.

19 Oct 2017


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From 12–15 September nine AIEF Scholarship students attended the Australian Defence Force Exercise First Look program at the Army Logistics Training Centre in Albury.

15 Sep 2017

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At AIEF, we believe that the Indigenous situation is a national crisis; and the reason we get out of bed each day is to do something about it. Our approach is to have a hard head, a soft heart and capable hands with everything we do.

Andrew Penfold AM
Executive Director, AIEF


The AIEF Scholarship Program and the AIEF Pathways Program are supported by the Australian Government in collaboration with individual, philanthropic and corporate supporters from the private sector.