Unaipon Faculty is for those students with an interest in STEM, the study of Mathematics and Sciences (Biology, Physics, Chemistry) and provides those senior students (Years 10 - 12) seeking an academic pathway for tertiary studies (ATAR) after completing year 12.
Future Careers, Professions and Industries
On graduation, students have proceeded to study across a broad range of disciplines in such areas as engineering (mechanical, civil, electrical, chemical), information technology / computer science, urban development and design and the sciences including marine biology.
Hear from 2009 alumnus, Kody as he shares his Kimberley College student days and career as Launch Vehicle Engineer for Gilmore Space Technologies after completing a Masters in Mechatronics Engineering & Masters in Space Engineering.
Read how Mai-Lynn has chosen to kick start her career journey by combining a Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting with science studies in Unaipon faculty.
Unaipon Faculty is named after David Uniapon (1872 - 1967).
David Ngunaitponi , known as David Unaipon, was an Aboriginal Australian inventor author and political activist from the Ngarrindjeri people. Unaipon's contribution to Australian society helped to break many Aboriginal Australian stereotypes and he was also known as the Australian Leonardo da Vinci for his mechanical ideas, which included pre-World War I drawings for a helicopter design based on the principle of the boomerang and his research into the polarisation of light. He also spent much of his life attempting to achieve perpetual motion.