Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander post-school transition program

The following resources support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students in school based vocational learning and VET programs.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander post-school transition programs

Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in high-quality vocational learning and VET programs helps in transitioning from school to work.

Schools should tailor their programs to equip Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed study and work choices, and to successfully transition to life beyond school.

In this section

Resources to learn about key themes that effectively engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in vocational learning programs and VET.

Aspiration and self-esteem

Why lifting self-esteem and aspirations boosts career expectations in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Context

Tailoring vocational learning and VET programs to the contexts that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders live in

Flexibility

How flexible approaches to vocational learning and VET better support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Real world job pathways

How to link vocational learning and VET programs to job pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Two-way learning

Two-way learning creates a positive learning environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Articles

Young Aboriginal students studying together with their teacher in the sun.

How to successfully fill the gaps in career education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Phoenix College’s Indigenous Careers program addresses student needs through community engagement.

Case studies

The following case studies and videos are real-life examples of vocational learning programs in schools that effectively support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students to successfully transition to post-school destinations.

Australian aboriginal woman writing ideas on sticky notes.

Follow the Dream Program

The Follow the Dream program prepares Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students for career pathways

People in fishing boat in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Maritime and Fisheries Partnership Program

A tailored and flexible vocational program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Various sport equipment on the floor in front of a brick wall

Paralowie R-12 School – South Australian Aboriginal Sports Training Academy (SAASTA)

The South Australian Aboriginal Sports Training Academy (SAASTA) is a vocational program that opens relevant job pathways to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students