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Support for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pathways run across Australia and were once the main form of travel and exchange. Pathways are not only areas of physical movement, but also places where knowledge and meaning flow.

On this page, you’ll find information that will help young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, in consultation with their families and communities, consider a range of options for making deadly pathways after school.

If you have an initiative, such as an educational or career pathway or support service that you would like considered for inclusion in this page of our website, please email deadlypathways@qcaa.qld.edu.au.

Financial support

Government support

Did you know that the Australian government provides financial support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking further education and training?

  • ABSTUDY provides financial help to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who are studying or undertaking an Australian apprenticeship.

Scholarships

Did you know that there are scholarships available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people that can help pay for further education and training and/or living expenses while studying?

University & TAFE support

There are support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at TAFE and at each of Queensland’s universities.

Employment support

Did you know that there are employment programs and support services available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait young people?

Apprenticeships, traineeships and cadetships

Banking

Health

Media

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Starting your own business

  • Indigenous Business Australia provides information, loans and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people starting their own business.

Jobs and careers websites

  • GenerationOne has information on mentoring, business, employment, community and education opportunities and programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Indigenous Jobs Australia connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jobseekers with employers searching for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees. The site also has tips on job hunting, job applications and interviews.
  • The Koori Mail posts job vacancies and graduate employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • The National Indigenous Times posts job ads for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from the print editions of the National Indigenous Times newspaper.

Last updated: 03-Feb-2016