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Regional and remote students are identified by way of the postcode of their permanent home residence and using the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (McEETYA) regional classification.
Resources and contacts that may assist attract, support and retain regional and remote students include:
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.
City & Beyond – City & Beyond aims to help regional and rural students achieve success in their transition from high school to university. The site provides students with advice on pre-university and general life skills, money management skills, time management skills, study techniques and career advice.
Great Southern Employment Development Committee – The GSEDC is based in regional Western Australia and is a self-sustaining community organisation that responds to locally-identified priorities. An important focus for the organisation involves supporting improved education, and a transition in outcomes for all, from early childhood right through to adulthood and ensuring that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full educational and social potential.
[In]Form – Regional Australia Institute – A free access database of research relevant to regional 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.
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.