The AIEF Transition Support Program provides targeted support to students from Year 11 onwards to prepare them to make a successful transition from school to further studies or employment.
One-on-one transition support begins in Year 11 and continues indefinitely after graduation. Students work with a dedicated member of the Transition Support Team (TST) to identify their interests and achieve their aspirations in a sustainable way.
TST members assist students with goal setting and applications for university, training and/or employment opportunities, and TST collaborates with tertiary institutions, employers, schools and the wider Pathways Team to achieve the best possible outcomes for AIEF Scholarship Students.
Transition Support activities give AIEF Scholarship Students the opportunity to meet and network with other Indigenous students while developing essential skills for life after school.
Tertiary Experience Day: a tour of Indigenous support centres, residential colleges and other facilities at different universities which aims to help students in Year 11 and 12 develop an understanding of university life, study options and the level of support available.
Learn It, Live It!: work readiness workshops for Year 11 and Year 12 students designed to help students develop essential skills for life after school. Workshops include sessions on culture and identity, emotional intelligence and strengths and values (Year 11); and financial literacy, interview techniques and presentation skills(Year 12).
Year 12 Graduation Lunches: an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the graduating class of AIEF Scholarship Students and reinforce the relationships between students and TST, and students and their AIEF Mentors.
AIEF is making sure there are opportunities for Yolngu kids to get access to the best education possible and making sure that balanda [whitefella] kids learn about Yolngu as well.
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.