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AIEF Training and Employment Experience Day

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AIEF held its first Training and Employment Experience Day in Cairns recently with students from St Augustine’s College.

29 Jul 2015

Qantas hangar tour

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Students and their mentors enjoyed a tour of the Qantas heavy maintenance base in Brisbane.

23 Jul 2015

AIEF Alum completes recruit training with the ADF

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Darnell successfully completed the recruit training course and his family, including his grandfather Uncle Eric Law, a Vietnam veteran, were proud to witness his marching out parade at Kapooka Army Recruit Training Centre in Wagga Wagga.

19 Jun 2015

AIEF Mentor Program events

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The AIEF Mentor Program held events in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth for pairs participating in the program to catch up and meet together.

16 Jun 2015

AIEF Compendium and Annual Report Launch

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300 guests including students, alumni and representatives of schools, business and government gathered to celebrate the launch of AIEF’s ground-breaking guide to best practice in Indigenous education, the AIEF Compendium, alongside the 2014 AIEF Annual Report.

5 Jun 2015

AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarship afternoon tea

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AIEF-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarship Students enjoyed an afternoon tea with BHP Billiton Chief People Officer Athalie Williams.

20 May 2015

AIEF Alumni Yarn’n Circle

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15 AIEF Alumni from around the country attended the first AIEF Alumni Yarn’n Circle in Sydney.

20 May 2015

AIEF Tertiary Experience Days

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Over 90 Year 11 and 12 AIEF Scholarship Students attended AIEF Tertiary Experience Days in Sydney and Brisbane.

30 Apr 2015

2015 Work Exposure in Government Program

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18 students from ten AIEF Partner Schools joined Indigenous students from across Australia in Canberra for the fifth Work Exposure in Government Program.

27 Mar 2015


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AIEF Scholarship Students and Alumni enjoyed a night at the theatre thanks to AIEF Corporate Partner Allens.

22 Apr 2015

AIEF students sail on Brindabella

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AIEF Scholarship Students and Alumni enjoyed a sunset sail on Sydney to Hobart yacht race winner Brindabella thanks to AIEF Corporate Partner KPMG.

20 Mar 2015

AIEF Alumni connect

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AIEF Alumni from QLD and NSW attended the Alumni Connect events in Brisbane and Sydney.

20 Mar 2015

Cricket World Cup and F1 with SAP

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AIEF students and Alumni enjoy sporting events thanks to SAP.

13 Mar 2015

AIF reception at Fairwater

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AIEF Supporter The Australian Ireland Fund hosted a reception at the home of Lady Mary Fairfax AC OBE.

5 Mar 2015


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​QLD students and mentors met for the AIEF Mentor Program kick off event at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane.

23 Feb 2015


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AIEF Scholarship Students met their new mentors at the AIEF Mentor Program induction day in Brisbane.

22 Feb 2015


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Five AIEF Scholarship Students began their journey in the AIEF Mentor Program.

18 Feb 2015


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22 mentor-student pairs attended the annual AIEF Mentor Program ‘kick off’ event in Sydney.

9 Feb 2015


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16 new mentor-student pairs began their journey in the AIEF Mentor Program at an induction day at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School.

8 Feb 2015

AIEF Ambassador Briefing

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AIEF Patron David Gonski AC and AIEF Ambassador Ian Narev hosted the annual AIEF Ambassador Briefing in Sydney.

19 Nov 2014

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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.