Regional and remote students are identified by the postcode of their permanent home residence, at either the time of initial enrolment (the “first address” measure), or current enrolment (the “current address” measure), using the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) system of classification.
Resources relevant to regional and remote students on the NCSEHE website:
- Country Education Foundation of Australia — Country Education Foundation (CEF) is a national not-for-profit organisation helping rural and regional youth access education, training and jobs through grants, scholarships, support services and resources.
- Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia — SPERA links people with a diverse range of interests and training to promote the development of rural and remote education and training in rural and remote communities. The society aims to serve as a national advocate for rural education, promote delivery systems that bring about efficient and effective learning, and collate and disseminate information of the provision of education in rural Australia.
- Renewing Rural and Regional Teacher Education Curriculum – A resource designed for all teacher educators, the RRRTEC website has been developed to assist in the preparation of future graduates for the challenges and opportunities of teaching in rural and regional communities.
- ARIA+ 2011 — ARIA provides a remoteness, or accessibility, value for every location in Australia, essential information for any person or organisation interested in the ease or difficulty people face accessing services and/or locations in non-metropolitan Australia.