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Welcome to Beacon

Beacon Foundation

The Beacon Foundation, established in 1988 in Tasmania, has grown to become a national not for profit organisation, operating in all Australian states and territories.

Beacon’s vision is “an Australia that understands, cares and is motivated to support young people to successfully transition from education to meaningful employment”.

We believe every young person has the right to hope, a job, financial opportunity and the sense of personal success this provide them. Beacon focuses on disadvantaged communities and areas of high youth disengagement and unemployment, where the risk and the need are greatest. We work with schools, businesses and communities to help bring relevance to the curriculum, and inspire young people to think about careers and experience the workplace, long before they leave school. This helps school retention rates and teaches real-life skills, preparing them for the workplace.

Beacon will assist over 15,000 young Australians from just over 120 schools and communities in 2015.


Outcomes for Beacon Students

Percentage of young people engaged in work or education after year 12
Beacon Schools
Average Student
Lower SES Quartile
Victorian Government Next Steps Survey 2012, Queensland Government On Track Survey 2012. Beacon 2013 Platinum Alumni Schools
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