The Aurora Education Foundation is an Indigenous organisation that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to realise their full education and employment potential – whether it is completing Year 12 or achieving a PhD from Oxford.
Through our interconnected programs and pathways, we walk with students from high school through to university and the workplace, redefining Indigenous educational and employment success.
A society in which Australia’s First Peoples determine their own aspirations through education and life-long learning, shaping a new future for our country
Our role is to inspire First Peoples in their education journey and connect them with educational and career opportunities that enable them to realise their potential.
Aurora supports students and scholars to achieve unparalleled outcomes and shift the conversation to one of proud and talented students with limitless potential. In order to achieve systemic change, we are committed to an authentic and trusted approach, evidence-based decision making and a long-term focus.
Our Theory of Change
We achieve systemic change through delivering activities across different stages of the education spectrum. Our Theory of Change captures the intersection of our programs along different levels of impact, for individuals, communities, institutions and wider society.
Through our work, we address systemic weaknesses that lead to disparities in the education outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and non-Indigenous students. In doing this, we support the realisation of the fundamental right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to self-determination.