Department of Education

Aboriginal Education

Aboriginal Education

Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success

Follow the Dream: Partnerships for Success program targets Aboriginal students with high aspirations as they commence their secondary education. Through individualised case management in the areas of academic acceleration, logitudinal subject selection, career and transition support students are encouraged to complete Year 12 and achieve results that enable entrance into tertiary studies.

The program can also include high achieving and motivated students undertaking vocational education and training (VET) school pathways, provided they meet the program selection criteria.

The program operates in 27 public schools throughout the State but also supports high achieving students in neighbouring schools through an outreach model.  Overall the program services approximately 800 students.

Each site has a Program Coordinator with the funding and system level coordination and support provided by the Aboriginal Education Directorate.  The program is managed locally at the school where it operates under the guidance of a Steering Committee who meet four times a year.

The program operates in partnership with The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation which brokers industry support and funding for program sites.

Program Objectives

  • achieve a WACE and enter university;
  • attend school regularly;
  • achieve high school grades and have high levels of literacy and numeracy;
  • have a broad range of post school education, training and employment options and opportunities;
  • achieve a successful post school transition;
  • have high self expectations
  • parents and communities have high expectations, involvement and pride in the success of the students

Links to other Projects/Partners

Follow the Dream is an inter-agency program managed by the Department of Education and Training across the State in collaboration with:


Aboriginal education
Department of Education
151 Royal Street

Telephone (08)9264 4660

Follow the Dream

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