Learn Earn Legend!

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Learn Earn Legend! is an Australian Government initiative, which supports young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to stay at school and get a job and be a legend for themselves, their family and community.

Learn Earn Legend! activities assist with promoting the importance of education, training and employment to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

On 18 September 2013, responsibility for this programme was transferred to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Learn Earn Legend! works towards the Closing the Gap targets of halving the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians:

  • in reading, writing and numeracy achievements for children within a decade
  • for students in Year 12 equivalent attainment by 2020
  • in employment outcomes within a decade.

The Learn Earn Legend! message and partnership activities are delivered by community leaders, sport stars and everyday 'local legends' respected and admired by young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Learn Earn Legend! supports many events and programmes throughout Australia including:

  • NRL Indigenous All Stars
  • Former Origin Greats (FOGS) Employment and Careers Expos
  • Tennis Australia National Indigenous Program
  • Partnerships with sporting associations including AFL NSW/ACT
  • Local Legends!
  • Work Exposure with Government Program.