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Karnkanthi Indigenous Education Program

Our vision is to ensure the success of Karnkanthi students throughout their senior years of schooling and to prepare them for university by building on their unique personal, academic, and cultural strengths.

Karnkanthi (meaning ‘lifting up’ in Kaurna language) is a new pathway, education and development program at The University of Adelaide for high-achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 11 and 12/13.

Karnkanthi offers a high expectations, high-support approach to help students succeed. The Karnkanthi program runs alongside existing school curriculums and is individually tailored to build on each student’s unique personal and cultural strengths, and to support personal and academic skills development.

Our range of training and development resources and activities includes:

  • Student development scholarship: student development scholarship of up to $5000 per year to use for resources and activities at Karnkanthi and partner organisations.
  • Tutoring: access up to $26,000 private tutoring through Wirltu Yarlu’s Tutorial Program.
  • Success kit: student’s choice of an Apple iPad Pro or Microsoft Surface Pro bundle, Karnkanthi apparel, Adelaide University Union membership and discounts, and more.
  • Academic skills training: course-specific preparatory and revision programs, study skills development and exam preparation
  • And much more

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Wirltu Yarlu

Schulz Building


T: +61 8 8313 3623
(Country and interstate callers tollfree on 1800 651 763)
F: +61 8 8313 4396

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