Achievements of ICPA

Over the last 50 years, ICPA has become a respected and credible organisation across Australia. Its dedicated members have achieved positive, valuable and significant achievements at a local, state and national level which have helped to improve the educational opportunities and outcomes of geographically isolated children.

Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme (AIC).

One of ICPA’s greatest achievements is the successful advocacy for the introduction of the Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC) Scheme is a Federal Government allowance established under the ALP by the then Minister for Education, the Hon Kim Beazley Snr MP. The AIC is paid to parents to help support their geographically isolated children to access education as a distance education student, a living away from home student or in establishing a second home so students can access schooling.

Establishing allowances in each state, funded by State Governments.

ICPA (Aust) lead the establishment of itinerant teaching services to assist in overcoming the tyranny of distance for distance education tutors and students.

ICPA (Aust) supports retired educators volunteering to assist families to educate their students in remote and isolated homesteads.

ICPA (Aust) was the impetus behind the Country Areas Program (CAP).

ICPA (Aust) played a leading role in improving telecommunication for isolated families, including current technologies used for delivering distance education.

ICPA (Aust) has achieved respect and credibility across all political parties and government departments since its inception in 1971.

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