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Indigenous Education

Durack Institute of Technology Class of 2013

Posted: May 9th, 2014

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On Friday 28th March, Durack Institute of Technology held its annual ceremony for the graduating students and award winners at Geraldton Grammar School.

The Class of 2013 saw almost 2000 students graduate with from  a range of courses with graduates coming from towns across the west coast including Geraldton, Carnarvon and Exmouth.

As part of the celebrations a number of awards were presented to students, including the Aboriginal Student of the Year Award. Among four finalist Regina Richardson was named the winner of the 2013 Rio Tinto Aboriginal Student of the Year.

Congratulations to Regina and all the 2013 Graduates from Durack Institute of Technology.

For more information the Durack Institute of Technology visit their website.

New Opportunities for Indigenous Students to Become Lawyers

Posted: December 5th, 2012

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The University of Western Australia is now offering a one-year course to mature age Aboriginal students which will provide them with direct entry into a new post-graduate law degree at UWA.

Starting in 2013, the Advanced Diploma in Indigenous Legal Studies has been devised by UWA’s School of Indigenous Studies and the Faculty of Law to ensure that Indigenous people have equality of opportunity to succeed in mainstream law and engage with the legal isssues affecting Aboriginal people.

The Diploma provides students with both the theoretical and practical training needed to pursue a legal career in Australia, with the chance to obtain scholarships and financial assistance from some of Western Australia’s most prestigious law firms and government departments.

For eligibility and requirements, please visit the UWA website, or contact Mel Thomas at mel.thomas@uwa.edu.au for further information.

Students wanted for 2013 Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School

Posted: October 30th, 2012

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The 2013 Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School (IAESS) is looking for students to participate in a week-long engineering program taking place at Curtin university in January next year.

The course is run by Curtin University in partnership with Engineering Aid Australia, and is held annually for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students from around the country. It is a seven-day live-in summer school, and features a combination of engineering and social activities that will prepare students for further engineering studies and careers.

Students chosen to take part in the program will meet engineers and participate in classes, labs and field trips to give them a hands-on experience of engineering. As well as this, they will have the chance to form a social network to encourage each other, and others, to follow engineering careers.

To apply, students must be currently enrolled in years 10 or 11 and have demonstrated the interest and academic potential to pursue a career in engineering. Chosen students will be fully financially supported to participate in the IAESS in Perth.

For more information including application forms, brochures and videos, please visit the IAESS website.

Alternatively, contact the program coordinator, Tim Keely via t.keely@curtin.edu.au or (08) 9266 7884.