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Alumni

Alumni

Alumni

We’re growing. We’ve got more programs, more support, and more opportunities for alumni to be actively involved with Yalari than ever before. 

2024 Reunions

Join us as we celebrate you and your achievements at our alumni reunions!

The Classes of 2014 and 2019 will have their reunions in 2024, and if you haven’t registered, click the buttons below to let us know if you can come!

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5 Year Reunion

Date: 24 – 26 May 2024
Location: RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast

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10 Year Reunion

Date: 18 – 20 October 2024
Location: RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast

Join us at camps

We would love to welcome alumni to volunteer at student camps throughout the year. In 2024, there will 3 camps alumni can volunteer at: the Year 10 Pay It Forward Camp, the Year 11 Pathways Camp, and the Year 12 HSF Weekend. You will be able to share your story with students and act as a role model for them to look up to and be inspired by – Yalari students see our alumni as their own future, and you can play a role in helping them see what their pathways might look like.

If you’d be interested in joining us, click the buttons below and get in touch!

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Year 10 Pay It Forward Camp

Each year, our Year 10s head to Mt Tamborine for the Pay It Forward Camp. Learning about the Pay It Forward concept, reflecting on personal character strengths, and completing a high ropes course

Year 11 Pathways Camp

Year 11 Pathways Camp

For the Year 11 Camp, students head to Bond University, where they get to learn about the paths available to them after school. A significant part of this camp is having students hear from Yalari supporters about their careers, and also hearing from alumni about the journeys they took after graduation to get to where they are.

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Year 12 HSF Workshop

Come and join us at the Year 12 camp to support our students as they prepare themselves for life after school. As an alumni, you will get to share your story with the Year 12s and provide a real life example of someone who has been through the same journey as them.

Leadership Development

We’ve partnered with a number of organisations to offer leadership development opportunities to our alumni. These opportunities include fully accredited courses and short intensive leadership activities designed to empower alumni to be more effective leaders in their own communities.

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Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership

The Certificate IV in Indigenous Leadership builds upon an individual’s potential leadership skills and works to further develop these skills and knowledge.  It establishes pathways to further education and training, enabling students to aspire to higher levels of responsibility in chosen arenas such as senior roles in workplaces and community organisations.

This course will be held exclusively for Yalari alumni, and will include 4 blocks of teaching – 2 face-to-face in Queensland, and 2 online.

Dates: 19 – 21 February 2024 (Gold Coast); 15 – 17 April 2024 (Online); 17 – 19 June 2024 (Online); 5 – 7 August 2024 (Brisbane)

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Warrior Spirit

Warrior Spirit is a fully-funded 6-day military-style leadership development course conducted at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane. It is designed to stretch and stress-test resilience and provide opportunities for self-reflection and personal growth.

Dates: 20 – 26 April 2024

Milparanga Leadership Course

The Milparanga Estalished Leadership Program is a a unique First Nations leadership experience to build capability through challenging experiences that honour Indigenous knowledge systems, philosophies and cultural identity and create a support and learning network to drive systematic change. The course is delivered face-to-face in a residential program setting in Australia. 

Personal Growth

We have worked with a number of organisations to provide resources for our alumni to help with personal growth. 

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Financial Literacy

The First Nations Foundation has produced a financial literacy training program, designed to help Indigenous people learn the skills for financial security and future prosperity. There are 5 modules you can complete.

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Alumni Driving Program

We know that having access to a drivers licence opens up new opportunities for employment. That’s why we are funding 5 free driving lessons for Yalari alumni who are on their Ls to support them to get their licence.

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Alumni Wellbeing

Wellmob is a site with resources

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EAP Assist

Yalari Alumni have access to EAP Assist. EAP Assist is a telephone counselling service with highl qualified and experienced counsellors. 

Alumni have access to three hours of free telephone counselling. 

Click the button below to access the program – use the code 0407086000

Scholarships

Scholarships can help you on your further. Yalari offers Pathways Scholarships to alumni currently studying and can also provide assistance to alumni in accessing scholarships.

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Yalari Pathways Scholarships

Yalari offers Pathways Scholarships to alumni currently studying. These scholarships are valued at $10,000 a year, and help to cover living costs while you are at university.

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Help with scholarships

We know that navigating scholarships can be a bit overwhelming. If you need assistance with finding scholarships and applying for them, get in touch with us – the Pathways team is more than happy to help.

Professional Speaking Opportunities

We know that the best people to represent Yalari are our alumni. You have 

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Speaking Opportunities

You can register your interest for professional speaking opportunities as a Yalari alumni via the button below.

Job Opportunities

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Job

For a list of opportunities available to Yalari alumni, click the button below.

Privacy Policy

For a copy of our Privacy Policy please email [email protected]

Acknowledgement of Country

Yalari respects our Elders, past and present, and acknowledges that our office is on Kombumerri country within the lands of the Yugambeh language group.