Aurora supports Indigenous students to realise their full academic potential – whether it is completing Year 12 or a PhD from Harvard. We walk with students throughout their entire academic journey – from high school right through to university, to postgraduate studies and on to the workforce.

Our Vision

A future where there is no education gap and where the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians achieve equitable participation at the highest level – in academia, the professions, in boardrooms and across government.

Our Aspiration

Through our interconnected programs, we aim to engage with over 50,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia over the next 5 years. Our role is to inspire every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student in their education journey, connect them with educational and career opportunities that enable them to realise their potential, and guide them in this journey.

Supported by Aurora, students and scholars are achieving unparalleled outcomes that transform lives. We will continue to shift the conversation to one of proud and talented Indigenous 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 Impact

13,000
students reached each year
70%
of high school students are completing year 12, 50% transition directly to university
2.8%
3% of Australian Master’s and Doctoral students at Cambridge, Harvard and Oxford are Indigenous in 2018/19 (1% of postgraduates at Australian Universities were Indigenous in 2017)

Our Approach

We deliver a suite of interconnected programs that walk with Indigenous students through each stage of their educational development and build their resilience, identity, aspirations and sense of community.