Yapug foundation studies helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People to achieve their university goals.


What our students say

Sara Johnson


Yapug followed by a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching


Qualified primary school teacher


Master of Education majoring in Educating Boys and Aboriginal Education

When Sara Johnson finished school, she had no idea what she wanted to do with her life, so she took a job as a waitress. It didn't take her long to realise that she was capable of more, and decided that a career in teaching was what she wanted. She came across the Yapug program whilst looking for alternative pathways into uni, and she has not looked back.

"I found the Yapug program to be most helpful. The staff and fellow students were really supportive and they motivated me to study hard and achieve. When I started my degree, I found that Yapug had taught me all the necessary skills to cope with university life and study."

"I completed the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching in 2008, and am now a qualified primary school teacher. Looking back, I can't believe that I made it! None of this would have been possible without Yapug - it was the stepping stone into uni for me and it was well worth the effort."

Sara is now teaching at Rutherford Primary School. While she enjoys her job, she still aims high, and dreams of going back to uni in future to do a Master of Education to specialise in Educating Boys and Aboriginal Education.