Thinking about studying a business-related degree or becoming an entrepreneur? If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student ready to challenge yourself and explore new opportunities, the National Indigenous Business Summer School (NIBSSWA) could be for you.
About the program
Katitjiny Boya Birrit, meaning ‘pathway to understanding business’ interpreted in Noongar, is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students with an interest in business or commerce.
This week-long summer camp provides students with an immersive experience and a taste of uni life in a supportive environment.
All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are currently in Year 9–12 are welcome to apply. Places are limited.
The program is a joint initiative between all five Western Australian universities: Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, The University of Notre Dame Australia and The University of Western Australia, with the support of the Australian Business Deans Council.
It’s free, fun and in 2022, takes place at Murdoch University.
|Dates||Sunday 16 – Friday 21 January 2022|
|Camp location||Murdoch University, 90 South Street, Murdoch WA 6150|
|Accommodation||The Woodman Point Recreation Camp, 71 O’Kane Ct, Coogee WA 6166|
|Program cost||It's free! There is no cost to you.|
How it can benefit you:
At NIBSSWA 2022, you will:
- Meet like-minded new friends
- Learn about what university has to offer you
- Hear from local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business owners and university students
- Engage in a fun and creative business learning program with industry professionals and mentors
- Find out how you can turn your passion into a career!
Katitjiny Boya Birrit is modelled on a similar successful National Indigenous Business Summer School offerings in NSW and Victoria. The program helps students see how their study choices can have a positive impact on their future and the opportunities available through higher education.
Students are supported and supervised throughout the program by mentors and supervisors and they’ll enjoy a mixture of educational, cultural and social activities. From workshops and business plans, to meeting successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs and getting to know other students, the program gives participants a glimpse into what studying business could be like.
Interested in joining us?
Applications close 7 November 2021. To register your interest, or find out more about the program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently asked questions
Spending money is optional, but not essential. All costs including travel, meals and accommodation are met by NIBSSWA.
You will be supported and supervised by a group of university mentors and camp supervisors, including staff from Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre.
NIBSSWA mentors and supervisors will meet you at Perth Airport and take you to your accommodation.
A packing list will be provided closer to the date.
With thanks to our sponsors
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Mon – Fri
(Closed public holidays)
8am – 5pm (AWST)