Success Stories


Past Participants
Success Stories
Operation "Hard Yakka" July 2008
Where they are at 4 Years Later


1 Dean Employed: Australian Army Brisbane
2 Justin Employed: Australian Army
3 Darren Employed: Kalgoolie Mine Site
4 Brady Employed: Apprentice Mech
5 Keegan Education: Degree Music Events Gold Coast
6 Mark Education: Tafe Maryborough
7 Colin Employed: Concreter Hervey Bay
8 Aaron Family: Moved to Brisbane with Mother
9 Jamie Employed: Concreter Hervey Bay
10 Jessie ?
11 Jim Employed: Hervey Bay RSL
12 Steven Education: Cert IV in Buisness Tafe Maryborough
13 Greg Had Employment (not sure at this point in time)

Dean joined the Australian Army in January 2009, he passed Recrit Training and then finished his Corps Training in Administration, he is now posted to1st Signals Regiment, Brisbane. He is applying to transfer to the Military Police and has been informed that his chances are very high, he constantly contacts us to keep us informed of his progress.

Justin is presently participating in a Military Program for Indiginous Males, this program is for 4 weeks, his Senior Instructor telephoned us and said that he was doing so well, that he would take more of our young men that successfully complete our Operation "Hard Yakka". See Full Report.

Brady has had a number of casual jobs but now has a full time position at a 4 wheel drive hire company in Hervey Bay, he has impressed the employer so much, Brady has been offered an Apprenticeship in Mechanics. See Full Report.

Keegan is doing a Degree in Music in Hervey Bay, this is what he has wanted to do all his life, from all accounts he is doin well and putting in a 100% Effort.

Jim moved to Sydney and got employment with Australia Post, he moved there to live with his brother and start a new life. He moved back to the Bay and is working at the Hervey Bay RSL.

Mark moved to Canbera for work but has since moved back to Maryborough