ICPA Qld advocates for equity in education for rural and remote children from early childhood to tertiary with a team of State Councilors working on the various issues under specialist portfolios. Learn more about the issues facing rural and remote students and what ICPA Qld is doing to overcome the issues by choosing any of the portfolios below.

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Boarding Schools and Hostels

ICPA Qld lobby to ensure the continuing involvement of boarding schools and hostels in providing living away from home facilities for GI children.

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ICPA Qld lobbies to ensure that information and communications technology (ICT) is utilised to the best possible advantage for GI students.

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ICPA Qld lobby to ensure high standards of curriculum exist, promoting development and ensures preparedness for present and future life roles for students.

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Distance Education

ICPA Qld lobby to ensure the delivery of the best possible educational service to students who do not have daily face to face contact with their teacher.

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Early Childhood

ICPA Qld lobbies for an appropriate range of early childhood programs to be available to support children and families who live in rural and remote areas.

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Financial Assistance

ICPA Qld lobbies to ensure the payment of allowances equal to the cost of gaining access to a continuing and appropriate education.

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ICPA Qld lobbies to ensure the continuity of delivery of quality educational services to students in rural and remote schools.

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Specific Needs

ICPA Qld lobbies for adequate funding, facilities and support to enhance the educational requirements of students with specific needs from RRR areas.

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Teacher Education

ICPA Qld lobbies to ensure a positive attitude to teaching in isolated areas be encouraged in all teachers during preservice training

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Tertiary, Trade & Training

ICPA Qld lobbies to ensure that students in R&R areas have access to post-compulsory educational options to pursue the career path of their choice.

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ICPA Qld lobbies for travel concession, R&R bus runs, travel subsidy scheme & community consultation on travel issues for geographically isolated children.