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AIEF Tertiary Experience Day NSW

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AIEF organised the first AIEF Tertiary Experience Day to prepare senior students for their tertiary studies and present a range of opportunities available to them.

10 Sep 2012

AIEF Mentor Program visit to Bangarra

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15 Indigenous students and their volunteer mentors from AIEF corporate partners to see latest production of the world famous Indigenous Bangarra Dance Theatre.

15 Aug 2012

2012 AIEF Work Readiness Program QLD

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AIEF held a Work Readiness Program in Brisbane, hosted by AIEF’s corporate partner Leighton Contractors.

3 Aug 2012

Food for Thought at CBA

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Four Indigenous students from AIEF Partner Schools in Sydney were invited to the offices of AIEF corporate partner, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

23 Jul 2012

BHP Billiton Experience Visit

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Four Indigenous students visited BHP Billiton for a careers experience visit.

29 Jun 2012

2012 AIEF Work Readiness Program NSW

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​On Thursday 17 and Friday 18 May, we held the AIEF Work Readiness Program which was hosted by AIEF’s corporate partner, The Trust Company in their Sydney office.

18 May 2012

BP Partnership Launch

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​AIEF and BP Australia announced a new $1 million partnership at the launch of BP’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in Perth on 7 March 2012.

10 Jan 2012

2012 AIEF Mentor Program Induction Day

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80 professional staff from AIEF’s corporate partners and Indigenous students from AIEF Partner Schools in Sydney gathered at PLC Sydney for an Induction Day to kick off the 2012 AIEF Mentor Program.

26 Feb 2012

AIEF 2011 Ambassador Briefing

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​AIEF is privileged to have the support of many Ambassadors, who have outstanding track-records of leadership and community service and who are highly respected members of the Australian community.

11 Nov 2011

BHP Billiton Partnership Launch

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The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation announced the expansion of its successful Indigenous scholarship program into Western Australia and launched a long-term partnership with BHP Biliton.

30 Aug 2011

2011 Food for Thought with the Commonwealth Bank

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Four Indigenous students from AIEF Partner School, St Peters Lutheran College in Brisbane were invited to travel to Sydney and join Commonwealth Bank CEO Ralph Norris at an intimate boardroom lunch only weeks before his retirement from Australia’s largest bank.

20 Oct 2011

HSBC Partnership Launch

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AIEF signed a five-year partnership with HSBC Bank Australia, a global banking and financial services provider.

3 Oct 2011

AIEF Outward Bound Experience 2011

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27 students from AIEF Partner Schools in New South Wales and Queensland jumped on the bus in Sydney and journeyed to Namadgi National Park in Tharwa, ACT for the AIEF Outward Bound Program.

27 Sep 2011

Learn Earn Legend! 2011

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One hundred Indigenous students from all over the country spent a week of work experience in Parliament and offices of federal MPs and Senators in Canberra as part of the Learn Earn Legend! Work Experience with Government program.

6 Sep 2011

AFL Partnership Launch

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IEF announced a new partnership with the AFL to provide scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in NSW and QLD who are interested in playing AFL at a higher level and achieving their very best academic education level possible.

28 Feb 2011

Food for Thought Boardroom Luncheon with Rob Coombe

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AIEF Board Member Rob Coombe invited two Indigenous students from St Vincent’s College, Potts Point, to the offices of Westpac Bank for a boardroom luncheon.

24 Aug 2011

Food for Thought Boardroom Luncheon at Allens Arthur Robinson

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Three Indigenous students from St Catherine’s School, Waverley, were invited to the CBD office of AIEF’s corporate partner, the international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson.

17 Aug 2011

Leighton Unlocked Experience Visit to Leighton Contractors

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​Leighton Contractors Unlocked Workshop is a highly interactive half-day workshop in which students are exposed to a diverse range of careers, pathways and the professional work place environment and culture.

28 Feb 2011

Experience Visit to Allens Arthur Robinson

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A dozen students from AIEF Partner Schools in Brisbane had the opportunity to visit the offices of the international law firm, Allens Arthur Robinson, a corporate partner of AIEF.

25 Jul 2011

‘Being your Best’ Positive Psychology Workshop

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A dozen Indigenous students from AIEF Partner Schools in Sydney were invited to participate in Being your Best, a positive psychology workshop run by AIEF’s corporate partner, the international commercial law firm Allens Arthur Robinson.

13 May 2011

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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.