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Future Footprints is a well-established partnership between students, schools, parents, communities and sponsors. The broad aim of the program is to improve educational outcomes for Indigenous students and enhance their opportunities post-school to further education, employment and/or training. Woodside's support of The Future Footprints program enables Indigenous students, from remote regions in Western Australia, to attend boarding schools in Perth.



 Bacau Teacher's College


 Woodside is part of the Sunrise Joint Venture's initiative to sponsor East Timorese teachers to complete a Master's of Education. Our contribution has enhanced the delivery of teacher training within Timor-Leste and enables participants to become college lecturers, teach future tutors and contribute to a better quality of education and training across Timor-Leste.


Broome Aboriginal and Media Association (Goolarri) - Kimberley and Pilbara Girl

 Woodside supports Kimberley Girl, and supports Pilbara Girl as part of the NWS Project. This personal development program is open to young Indigenous girls from the Pilbara area. Woodside, in partnership with the NWS, supports the program that includes leadership, deportment and grooming skills as well as personal and professional development. Past winners have been successful in fashion, modelling and have taken on public speaking roles.



Clontarf Foundation

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The Clontarf Foundation encourages thousands of boys to continue their school careers. Woodside supports the Foundation to guide and mentor young Indigenous males through high school and a support a successful transition into employment through Karratha Academy. The Foundation helps retention rates by rewarding good school practises with football excursions and initiatives.




 Woodside supports CoderDojo WA through the Fogarty Foundation. CoderDojo is a network of free coding clubs that teach programming skills like website development and app-creation for children and youths aged 7-17. The skills gained from the program increase the computer literacy of young people, which will assist them with their studies and future careers.




Earth Science WA

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Woodside, as part of the Woodside Australian Science Project, has provided support to Earth Science WA since 2012 to create support packages for the Earth Science component of the Australian curriculum. The packages include teaching and learning resources to foster an interest in earth sciences for students from primary school to year 12. The project also includes providing professional development for teachers, presenting at schools and assisting with field experiences for students.



General Sir John Monash Foundation

Woodside John Monash Scholars

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Woodside has been supporter of the General Sir John Monash Foundation since 2013. The scholarships offered through the Foundation provide postgraduate students with assistance to complete their Masters or Doctoral degrees at the world's elite universities.



Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation 


The Foundation's vision for reconciliation is to walk alongside the local Indigenous community in a relationship of mutual respect, to provide opportunities that contribute towards the community's aspirations of a sustainable future. Woodside supports the Graham Polly Farmer Foundation to empower Aboriginal students to reach their potential.



Karratha Community House


Woodside supports the Karratha Community House Inc. (KCH), a not for profit community organisation that provides playgroups, early literacy programs and other targeted programs for children and their families in Western Australia's first ever purpose built playgroup rooms. As well as being an employer of community members, the house provides a fun and safe environment for children.



Karratha Senior High School

Karratha Education Initiative

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Woodside supports Karratha SHS through the Karratha Education Initiative (KEI). Since commencing in 2008, the KEI, funded by the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project, aims to deliver high-quality educational opportunities for students and professional development opportunities for teachers in the Pilbara. Karratha SHS teaches students to become responsible, engaged, compassionate young people who graduate to become contributing members of our society.

Karratha Senior High School is a participant in the Karratha Education Initiative which is delivered in collaboration with the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project, St Luke's College, the WA Department of Education and the Catholic Education Office.



Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation

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Woodside and the Leeuwin have provided young people throughout Western Australia with the opportunity for personal and professional growth through the Youth Leadership Scholarship program since 2005. In 2015, Woodside's support evolved to also include cadetship scholarships, which are awarded to three volunteer crew who have an aspiration for a career at sea, in addition to crew exchanges, which provide an opportunity for Leeuwin volunteer crew to build on their personal and professional skills.





Miss NAIDOC Perth is a leadership and empowerment program open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women between the ages of 18 to 30 who are currently living in Perth, WA. The program Woodside supported program lasts for 6 weeks, and includes leadership, deportment and etiquette training. The Miss NAIDOC title holder takes on an ambassadorial role for her community and for NAIDOC. The role includes public appearances and guest speaking.




Our support of Scitech encompasses the Woodside Scitech Science Awards, which recognise graduating primary school students who demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm for science; the Scitech Gifted and Talented Program,  a three year program for selected students in years 6, 7 and 8  that allows students and their parents to explore the vast possibilities in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM); and the Science After School program, which provides opportunities beyond the classroom to practice and enhance knowledge and skills whilst increasing awareness of the relevance of science and technology to our everyday lives.


St Luke's College 

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Woodside supports St Luke's College through the Karratha Education Initiative (KEI). Since commencing in 2008, the KEI funded by the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project aims to deliver high-quality educational opportunities for students and professional development opportunities for teachers in the Pilbara. The College seeks to provide the very best of opportunities to the students of the Pilbara in academic, sporting and cultural pursuits, while working closely with local industry and the community.

St Luke's College is a participant in the Karratha Education Initiative which is delivered in collaboration with the Woodside-operated NWS Project, Karratha Senior High School, the WA Department of Education and the Catholic Education Office.



The Aurora Project

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The Aspiration Initiative (TAI) works to increase the opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. As part of the Aurora Project, TAI offers scholarships for postgraduate study at Oxford and Cambridge University, as well as an Academic Enrichment program. Woodside sponsors their efforts to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to continue their studies.



Timor-Leste Professional Development Program


Woodside selects East Timorese students, currently studying at Australian-based Universities, to complete a 12-week employment internship at Woodside's head office in Perth, Western Australia. The internships offered by the Program allow the students to gain valuable technical, business and career development skills.



University College Dublin - Scholarship


Woodside's University College Dublin Scholarship program enables talented students to pursue a Masters in Petroleum Geoscience. The program helps students to further their scientific education, and to qualify them for a career in the petroleum industry.



 University of Western Australia Engineering Zone


Woodside is funding the establishment of the University of Western Australia's Engineering Zone (E- Zone). E-Zone will feature a variety of flexible teaching, research and industry engagement spaces for engineering, computing and mathematics students.