“I’ve seen kids give up because they don’t know how to get a job in different industries”

We sat down with Charlotte to hear why she decided to join Beacon’s inaugural Youth Advisory Committee. This is her story.  “It was my teacher actually who told me about Beacon’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) and suggested I should apply to join. It’s a new group with seven students from across Tasmania, coming together to advise […]

Updates from Beacon Foundation August 2020

“I’ve seen kids give up because they don’t know how to get a job in different industries” We sat down with Charlotte to hear why she decided to join Beacon’s inaugural Youth Advisory Committee. Charlotte is 17 years old and lives in George Town. She is a student at the Port Dalrymple School, part of […]

Beacon is moving to a website URL and emails

On August 31st 2020, Beacon Foundation updated its URL to along with updating all our email addresses the same As a visitor to our site, you do not need to do anything different. You are encouraged to save our new to your favourites and even if you by habit type in our […]

Let’s step up for our young people

When I reflect on my own journey growing up, I think about how fortunate I’ve been. I’ve had special people in my life that recognised my potential, as a cricketer, but also as a person. Two of those people are local cricket identities Enrico Di Venuto and Tim Coyle who have both been important mentors […]

Be@Connected to Host World Swimming Champion

Beacon Foundation has today launched the full speaker schedule for their online learning series, Be@Connected.  From Ambassador, Australian Test Cricket Captain Tim Paine, to Australian Swimming World Champion Ariarne Titmus, it is no wonder that the series is proving to be a huge success with students across Australia. Beacon Foundation CEO Scott Harris said, “The […]

Careers in education at our next Industry Live

Back to School! It may be teaching young children their ABCs or turning your favourite subject of music or PE into a career. Education and training is a growth industry and from teacher’s aides to trainers, there are many great roles to explore. Want to know more about a career in education? Then our upcoming Industry […]

What’s On Term 2 – Stay Connected with virtual learning by Beacon Foundation

Throughout Term 2, Beacon Foundation offers a range of online learning opportunities through our Industry Live and Be@Connected. Recordings of the below events are available on Beacon’s YouTube channel. Beacon Foundation’s Industry Live regularly scheduled webinar series will continue throughout Term 3 and 4 of 2020 with schools invited to register to attend each live […]

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Beacon Foundation gives young Australians a chance to ‘Be Connected’

We are excited to announce that Australian Test Cricket Captain, Tim Paine, has come on board to be the National Ambassador of Be@Connected! Beacon Foundation is launching a new set of 12 FREE online learning programs, Be@Connected, streamed on YouTube. Be@Connected will feature a range of prominent and inspiring speakers from a variety of fields covering […]

Our young people need us – and we need them – more than ever

Tasmania’s Premier Peter Gutwein recently stated that COVID19 presents “the greatest threat our State and our Country have faced in generations”. Quite rightly, the focus of our governments over the last few weeks has been on responding to the immediate threat that this virus presents to the health of our community, and on ensuring that […]

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How to secure a future job that also helps others

Interested in a future career where you help others? Want to learn more about jobs in the disability and aged care sector? Then our upcoming Industry Live is for you! We have a secured two outstanding panellists for our Industry Live on April 2: Drew Beswick , CEO of Oak Possability and Fiona Huskinson, Senior […]