Reconciliation at Qantas
Qantas acknowledges the First Nations peoples of Australia as the continuing custodians and Traditional Owners of the land on which we live and work.
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The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation was established in 2008 in response to community demand from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families who choose to enrol their children in boarding schools.
Bringing together the government and private sector, AIEF provides scholarship funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to complete Year 12 or tertiary studies, with career support to help them make a successful transition to their chosen fields.
Backed by some of Australia’s most influential business and community leaders, AIEF has grown from one scholarship student to now having around 450 students on scholarships annually, with a network of over 600 alumni and growing by over 70 graduates each year, from over 400 communities in every state and territory of Australia.
AIEF has consistently achieved annual retention and Year 12 completion rates and career transition rates above 90% since funding its first scholarship in 2008.
Learn more about AIEF.
The Clontarf Foundation helps improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men through football. The foundation uses the passion that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys have for football to help get them into school and keep them there. The programs are delivered through a network of football academies established in partnership with local schools.
Find out more about The Clontarf Foundation.
CareerTrackers fosters the talents of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to help them become the future leaders of Australia. CareerTrackers supports Indigenous university students by linking them with employers to participate in a multi-year paid internship. Students complete their internship with a sponsoring organisation with the aim of converting from an intern into full-time employment upon completion of their degree.
In 2015, Qantas joined nine other Australian organisations in committing to the CareerTrackers 10x10 Corporate Program. Qantas will continue to work with CareerTrackers Interns and support the program over our 10-year commitment.
We see prosperous futures for our students and Alumni, who are quickly becoming leaders in their careers and communities.
Learn more about CareerTrackers.
The Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) is a health promotion charity that uses running to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resilience and achievement. World marathon champion, Rob de Castella, established the foundation in 2009. In 2010 four Indigenous Australians created history as the first to run in the world’s biggest marathon – the New York City Marathon – as part of the Indigenous Marathon project (IMP).
The continual growth and expansion of the IMP has led to the establishment of four core programs delivered through the IMF, which provide social, inclusive, and fun environments for people to adopt active and healthy lifestyles.
Learn more about Indigenous Marathon Foundation.
Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships (Jawun) places skilled people from Australia's leading companies and government agencies into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led organisations. These secondees share their expertise and support Indigenous leaders to achieve their own development goals.
Qantas provides 10 six-week secondees to Indigenous communities every year.
Find out more about Jawun.
The National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony recognises the outstanding contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians make to improve the lives of people in their communities and beyond, to promote Indigenous issues in the wider community, or the excellence they’ve shown in their chosen field. Qantas is the official airline partner of the Award Ceremony.
Supply Nation provides a direct business-to-business purchasing link between corporate Australia, government agencies and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned businesses. Through our membership of Supply Nation, we are committed to increasing our procurement of goods and service from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-owned and operated businesses.
Learn more about Supply Nation.
Qantas is proud to partner with the Yothu Yindi Foundation on the Garma Festival. The Garma Festival brings together business, political, academic, and other leaders to discuss pressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues. Garma incorporates visual art, ancient storytelling, dance and music, as well as hosting key forums, and education and training programs.
Learn more about Yothu Yindi Foundation and the Garma Festival.