Enterprising Australians

The resources are standards based and directly link to the curricula for Year 5 to Year 8 for schools in Victoria and Year 6 and 7 for schools in Queensland.

The teachers and students use the resources in subjects like English, Maths and Humanities following an integrated approach that promotes and develops inquiry based skills that are essential for life long learning.

The resources include an array of DVD’s, videos, case studies, teaching and assessment tools that feature over 30 Enterprising Australians from all walks of life profiling their life stories and achievements.

Some of the Enterprising Australians include the following:

Not for Profit Sector
Professor Freda Briggs Humanitarian Professor
Mary Wooldridge Foundation for Young Australians
Fred Hollows Ophthalmologist/Fred Hollows Foundation
Mary McKillop Founded Catholic schools in Australia
Jim Stynes The Reach Foundation
Sir Alan Walker Founder of Lifeline
Science and Invention Sector
Professor Fiona Stanley Researched into folic acid and how it can prevent spina bifida
Fiona Wood Clinical Cell Culture for the treatment of burns victims
Professor Graham Clarke Invented cochlear implant - bionic ear
Lance Hill The Hills Hoist Rotary Clothes Hoist
Ben Kearney Started Environmental Campaign: “Australia’s First Plastic Bag Free Town”
Sir Gustav Nossal Researched ways the human body fought disease and discovered why the immune system doesn't attack the body's own cells
Small Business Sector
Carolyn Creswell Carmans Muesli
Julia Ross Julia Ross Recruitment
Jamie Durie Patio (Landscape Design Company)
Leonard Hamersfeld Buzz Products
Large Business Sector
Janine Allis Boost Juice
Sonia Amoroso CAT Media
Sass & Bide Sass & Bide Design
Jim Penman Jim’s Mowing
Dick Smith Dick Smith
Graham Turner Flight Centre