Portfolios

ICPA lobbies for equity in education for rural and remote children from birth to tertiary with a team of Federal Councillors working on the various issues under specialist portfolios. Learn more about the issues facing rural and remote students and what ICPA is endeavouring to do to overcome the issues by choosing any of the portfolios below.

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Boarding / Hostels / Second Home

For many families throughout rural and remote Australia, the education of their children at a local state school is not an option.

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Communications

ICPA (Aust) works closely with the Federal Government, telecommunications companies and other stakeholders to seek affordable and reliable communications.

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Curriculum

Curriculum

An important component of any child's education is curriculum. ICPA (Aust) ensures that a regional and remote voice is heard during the policy process.

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Distance Education

For many rural and remote children the only form of education available due to geographical location is via distance education.

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Mobile Playgroups

Early Childhood Education and Care

ICPA seeks to ensure that a range of early childhood programs and child care be available to support families who live in rural and remote areas.

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Rural Schools / School Travel

Air and road travel are essential modes of travel for rural and remote living and education as long distances are not avoidable and most times difficult.

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Specific Education Needs

Specific Education Needs

ICPA endeavours to ensure that children with specific education needs are not disadvantaged while living in a rural and remote area.

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Tertiary Education

Engaging in a tertiary education at an institution of choice should be an option for all rural and remote students.

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Training

Apprenticeships and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are pathways that many rural and remote students venture along.

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