Student Destinations

Since 1997 over 900 Aboriginal students have graduated from Year 12 with the help of the Foundation’s programs and have gone to a variety of destinations. These are outlined in the following table.

How we know it works

Where are our students?

Project Year
Commenced
University Direct/
Bridging
TAFE / OTHER
COLLEGES
TRAINEE/
APPRENTICESHIP
DIRECT TO
EMPLOYMENT
OTHER TOTAL
Alice Springs 2007 10 3 14 8 35
Broome SHS 2011 21 16 17 27 6 87
Carnarvon 2005 5 3 9 7 5 29
Governor Stirling 2008 17 3 13 5  1 39
Kalgoorlie 2003 20 1 23 19 4 67
Karratha 1997 30 1 36 17 2 86
Kununurra 2004 7  2 17 8 34
Hampton 2008 14 3 2 11 5 35
Mandurah 2005 19 8 12 10 2 51
Musswellbrook 2010 9 10 4 4 1 28
Newman 2004 3 16 9 2 30
Port Augusta 2007 11 2 13 2 28
Hedland 2003 31 4 43 25 1 104
Swan View 2008 11 6 7 7 3 34
Tom Price 2002 9 1 16 10 4 40
Derby 2013  3  1  4
Geraldton 2013 4 2 6
Northam 2013 5 1 1 1 2 10
Katanning 2013 2 9 1 12
Albany 2013 5 6 1 12
Esperance 2013 4 2 3 9
Bunbury 2013 8 3 3 5 3 22
Belmont 2013 4 1 1 6
Mt Lawley 2013 24 2 3 4 33
Sevenoaks 2013 11 11 19 14 2 57
St Mary’s College
(Broome)
2011 3 2 2 6 1 14
Campbelltown 2015 1 1
TOTAL 287 87 275 217 47 913
PERCENTAGE 31% 10% 30% 24% 5%

Half cohort in Western Australia

In 2001, the Western Australian Government increased the pre-school and school entry age by six months to align with other Australian states and territories. This change reduced the kindergarten cohort in 2001 to approximately 40 per cent. In 2014, this “half cohort” resulted in a Year 12 school-leaver cohort of approximately 13,000 students, compared to 21,000 students in the previous year.