We are illuminate Education Australia, an exciting enterprise focused on Activating young Australian’s confidence, creativity and capability to reach their full potential.
We deliver authentic entrepreneurial education programs where problems in the community are solved by students. Our programs teach more than just entrepreneurial skills, they provide an opportunity for students to develop a core set of life skills that they can use from the very first day of the program to the rest of their life. We have grouped these life skills as:
- Presentation Skills
- Critical Thinking
- Inquiry (Research)
- Digital Literacy
- Financial Literacy
- Design Thinking
- Problem Solving
Core Passions of illuminate Education Australia
Beneath our vision, purpose and skills we focus upon, illuminate Education Australia has six core passions that drive everything we do and helps set apart our approach.
Education to Empower.
We passionately believe in the power of education to empower individuals and provide the spark for a brighter future.
CHILDREN > FAMILY > COMMUNITY SHIFT.
Our focus is to promote confidence, creativity and relevant capabilities across every community we impact, with a focus on youth first.
Entrepreneurial skills = Life skills.
While we teach through an entrepreneurial lens, we know these skills are critical to thrive in the constantly changing world.
Reaching All Communities.
We prioritise opportunities to reach regional, remote and disadvantaged communities, ensuring they do not miss out developing these core skills.
We are focused on delivering results for all involved, and closely track data to measure the impact of our programs as well as the benefits for all stakeholders involved.
Although we deliver our programs with an authentic real-world focus, we ensure everything we do is educationally relevant and aligned.
About Our Programs
illuminate Education Australia designs and delivers engaging educational experiences that combine design thinking, entrepreneurship, social and ethical understanding, business and personal development all into one impactful learning opportunity. We bring our passion, industry knowledge and education experience together into something that students, teachers and the wider community are inspired about the future through.
While most of our programs are a full week in length to allow students to be stretched and develop a wide range of skills, we do also run a range of shorter programs and events too. And with the program able to be delivered specifically for students from your school or across the region, there are so many ways to get involved in an illuminate Education Australia program!
For High School Students (Yrs 7 – 12)
The illuminate:nextgen Challenge is a week-long intensive program that allows secondary students to experience first-hand what it takes to lead change and solve relevant problems in their community in an innovative manner. Facilitated by experienced staff with the support of industry, students learn more about the issue to come up with a business solution to it, making sure it connects with customers and is viable – even pitching for support to get it running at the end of the program..
For Primary School Students(Yrs 4 – 6)
The illuminate:nextgen JNR Challenge is an exciting program that introduces the skills that are key to being leaders of the future, what it takes to think like an entrepreneur and the capacity to succeed in education into the future. Facilitated by skilled staff from illuminate Education with the support of the local business community, students learn about solving a relevant problem in the world, how to develop and refine an idea, look at how to make it financially viable and present it in a persuasive way – all skills students will need to succeed in the future.
Explore Industry Specific Programs
We’ve adapted our illuminate:nextgen Challenge with industry-specific content for a number of fields, allowing students to use the innovative framework of our programs to explore opportunities and specific knowledge in Agri-business and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics). These programs have tailored schedules and submissions, deepening students understanding of these fields and developing skills relevant to these areas.
What Does A Program Look Like?
With so many elements built into the illuminate:nextgen Challenge, it can be hard to put it all into words.
To help with that, our partners at Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand produced this video in association with the University of Newcastle’s Ourimbah Campus, where over 150 students from 12 different schools came up with new ideas in agribusiness and connecting consumers to local produce in 2017. You will see key sessions throughout the challenge and journey with teams and their teachers as they grew in their confidence, creativity and capability with the challenge.
We’re always eager to hear from people who are interested in what we do – whether you are a school, a potential partner or someone who just wants to get on board with what we do. You can either get in touch with us directly below, or else use the form on this page and we’ll respond to you shortly;
Partners & Supporters
We’ve worked with so many great organisations who are passionate about inspiring Australian students through entrepreneurship, business and to see their potential!
Activating young Australian’s confidence, creativity and capability to reach their full potential.
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