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AIEF Dreaming

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​The AIEF Dreaming is a collection of artworks by AIEF Scholarship Students.

13 Aug 2014

2013 AIEF Annual Report Launch

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Over 100 students and school staff from Educational Partners across the country joined representatives of AIEF’s Corporate Partners, AIEF Ambassadors, alumni and supporters at an event celebrating AIEF's best year on record, generously hosted by KPMG in Sydney.

28 May 2014

2014 Work Readiness Program NSW and WA

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21 AIEF Year 12 students from NSW and WA attended the AIEF Work Readiness Program.

22 May 2014

AIEF Mentor Program Group Activities

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​During May AIEF Mentor Program participants around the country came together for mid-year group activities - a great opportunity for mentor-student pairs to meet and build on their relationships in a fun and relaxed environment.

20 May 2014

AIEF Ambassador Briefing 2013

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

25 Nov 2013

AIEF CEO Andrew Penfold appointed a Member of the Order of Australia

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AIEF CEO Andrew Penfold was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia “for significant service to the Indigenous community, particularly through the provision of educational programs for students”.

30 Apr 2014

AIEF Alumni Connect in Sydney and Brisbane

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On 21 and 28 March 2014 AIEF Alumni from QLD and NSW attended the inaugural AIEF Alumni Connect events in Brisbane and Sydney.

28 Mar 2014

AIEF students travel to Canberra

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The joint winners of AIEF’s “If I were Prime Minister…” competition, AIEF scholars Jerome and Riarna, travelled to Canberra to meet the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and senior politicians from both sides of the house.

6 Mar 2014

AIEF Mentor Program underway in 2014

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The AIEF Mentor Program has started 2014 with events for new and continuing pairs in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and for the first time, Cairns.

25 Feb 2014

NSW Mentor Induction Day

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30 students from AIEF Partner Schools were introduced to their new mentors at the NSW Mentor Induction Day, held at Knox Grammar School.

16 Feb 2014

Mentor Program Activity WA

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Participants in the AIEF Mentor Program in Western Australian took part in an end of year group activity in Perth.

18 Nov 2013


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On 18 October 2013 AIEF’s Corporate Partner BHP Billiton announced a further $10 million investment in AIEF’s Scholarship Program at a breakfast in Perth.

18 Oct 2013

QLD Mentor Program End of Year Activity

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Participants of the AIEF Mentor Program in Brisbane celebrated another successful year at the Program’s end of year event.

24 Oct 2013

2013 AIEF Graduation Lunch QLD

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32 Year 12 AIEF Scholarship Students, staff from AIEF Partner Schools, several AIEF alumni and AIEF representatives gathered for the AIEF Graduation Lunch in Brisbane.

20 Oct 2013

Site Visit at Leighton Contractors

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Students from St Peter's Lutheran College took part in a site visit at Leighton Contractors in Brisbane with two mentors from KPMG and Leighton Contractors.

13 Oct 2013

AIEF Outward Bound Experience

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12 AIEF students attended the AIEF-Outward Bound Experience through the wilderness of Namadgi National Park, supported by AIEF’s and Outward Bound’s corporate partner, The Trust Company.

27 Sep 2013

AIEF Mentor Program launches in Western Australia

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The AIEF Mentor Program commenced in Western Australia with an Induction Day in Perth at AIEF Partner School Aquinas College.

15 Sep 2013

AIEF Graduation Lunch NSW and WA

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Year 12 AIEF Scholarship Students from seven AIEF Partner Schools in NSW and WA gathered for an AIEF Graduation Lunch in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo.

8 Sep 2013

AIEF Mentor Program Activity

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AIEF Scholarship Students from St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown and their mentors from AIEF Corporate Partner CLSA enjoyed a day paddling in Sydney Harbour.

25 Aug 2013

AIEF Tertiary Experience Day QLD

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​The AIEF Tertiary Experience Day provides students with contact points at universities and colleges and insights into the university experience.

21 Aug 2013

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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.