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We are always on the lookout for great people, so if you can see yourself will illuminate Education Australia, read on.

illuminate Education Australia delivers engaging and intensive education programs across primary and high schools all over Australia, having impacted over 17,000 students in the last twelve years from over 230 different schools. Focused around solving real and relevant challenges in their local community with an entrepreneurial lens, our programs grow the confidence, creativity, and capability of our young people who are ready to shape the world today.


What Drives Us

Our programs and workshops do more than just teach business and entrepreneurial skills, they provide an opportunity for young people to develop a core set of skills and capacities they can use immediately in the program through to the rest of their life.

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Critical Thinking
Inquiry & Research
Digital Literacy
Financial Literacy

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Solving Problems

Design Thinking
Problem Solving

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Work Smart


What we look for…

We are always seeking passionate educators to enrich our impact across Australia and beyond – someone who believes in the power of our youth, who wants to build the skills they need to thrive in this ever-changing world, and is energised by changing an entire generation at a time.

Our typicaly roles involve delivering these energising education experiences across Australia as well as designing them in the lead-up, to both covers the content that aligns with school curriculums as well as the capacities that should be in them. Not only will you be supporting our team and young people in this role, but we are wanting you to pitch to us what other skills you have that will create impact in all we do. While we are based in Launceston, you can work remotely from anywhere in Australia for this role – and you should be prepared to travel to deliver programs in face-to-face workshops. And in the growth and transformation stage that we are in, no day is ever the same – which is a perfect place for your energy to be placed to create great impact.

We’re looking for people who understand education but bring a wide variety of skills to the table that we know will create an impact on the young people we work with as well as our key partners and associated entities. And within an organisation that values flexibility, creativity, and allowing everyone to thrive, you might find yourself a new home at illuminate Education Australia.


Interested? Fill in the form below to express interest, and we’ll arrange a time to have a further conversation.

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“I have enrolled students in the illuminate Challenge for many years. illuminate Education Australia excels at motivating young people to become the independent learning, self-directed adults that our nation so desperately needs. Their provision of real-world learning is second to none and their programs are still talked about by students many years after they’ve left school. Best of all illuminate Education Australia’s programs target those cross-curricular priorities that are so difficult to address in the day-to-day classroom.”

– Bob Ashby, Teacher, Sheffield School (Tasmania)

“The illuminate:nextgen Challenge pushes students to extend themselves in a positive, supportive setting. It helps student to develop the real-world skills necessary for any workplace, and exposes them to study and career options. The program helps students to unlock their full potential and discover their future.

– Brendan Taig, Careers Practitioner, Suzanne Cory High School (Victoria)

“My school participated in the illuminate:nextgen Challenge for the first time in 2018.  The students were excited for the week but not not sure what to expect.  Now they are excited for their future.

– Justine Lyons, Business Studies Teacher, Pimlico State High School (Queensland)

“The illuminate:nextgen challenge was, as described by one of our students at our school’s end of year awards ceremony, a life changing experience for our Year 10 students. The week created such a positive vibe amongst those doing the challenge and indeed, throughout the entire school, and students from all years seemed to be taking an active interest. I really do believe that this challenge, and the skills that were developed by students, will have a lasting impact on them, not only for success in Year 11 and 12, but also post-school education and in their working lives.

– Dale Massie, HSIE Teacher, Terrigal High School (New South Wales)

“The Illuminate Challenge was astonishing. I truly didn’t expect the quality of ideas and presentations that the students delivered. It was clear to me that illuminate are building capability, and improving the confidence and career prospects of these students. I’m hoping to become more involved because I can see the value Illuminate adds to both the students, industry and the broader community.”

– Ellen Piper, People, Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation

There is no finer task than to encourage and support our youth in their journey of learning.  Having experienced first hand the illuminate Education Australia experience myself in a supporting role at Charles Sturt University, I was inspired by the energy that the young participants had in the skills of problem solving, vision creation and entrepreneurial strategies. Programs such as illuminate no doubt are an excellent tool as part of the preparation for life after school.  I would encourage students and teachers to explore the opportunities that the illuminate Education programme offers.

– Peta Pinson, Mayor, Port Macquarie Hasting Council

“In this rapidly changing world with the rise of emerging economies and onset of digital disruption, programs like the illuminate  Challenge are absolutely critical to regional communities. Rather than seeing change as a threat, illuminate Education Australia opens the eyes of our young people to the opportunities that change presents.

– Tim Watson, General Manager, Dorset Council

“Technical capabilities are the necessary, but not sufficient attributes for people hired into my organisation. The best candidates complement their technical capability with emotional intelligence along with the skills taught by Illuminate Education Australia.  Working at today’s speed of business requires employees to bring more to the workplace. Creativity, a willingness to collaborate, natural curiosity and the ability to contribute to effective teamwork are key characteristics of tomorrow’s high performing leaders”

– Mike Faulkner, Managing Director (Australia & New Zealand), Verizon Enterprise Solutions


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;

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