Rural and Regional access to Secondary and Tertiary Education Opportunities

Rural and Regional access to Secondary and Tertiary Education Opportunities

18 December 2009

© Commonwealth of Australia 2009
ISBN 978-1-74229-234-2

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of Committee (PDF 10KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 6KB)
Recommendations (PDF 6KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 18KB)

The inquiry
Scope of the inquiry
Structure of the report
Previous studies

Chapter 2 - Secondary School Education in Rural and Regional Australia (PDF 191KB)

Education alternatives for rural and regional secondary school students
Disparities in performance and completion rates for rural and regional secondary schools
Challenges and barriers in relation to accessing educational opportunities
Government measures to provide for rural and regional students

Chapter 3 - Barriers to accessing tertiary education opportunities in rural and regional Australia (PDF 221KB)

Tertiary educational alternatives for rural and regional students
Income support for students
Family and community impacts

Chapter 4 - Delivery of tertiary educational opportunities by regional institutions (PDF 120KB)

Funding for regional universities
Attracting Students to Regional Institutions

Chapter 5 - Conclusions and Recommendations (PDF 26KB)

Secondary school
Tertiary education

Government Senators Dissenting Report (PDF 20KB)

Response to Recommendation 1
Response to Recommendation 2
Response to Recommendation 3
Response to Recommendation 4
Response to Recommendation 5
Response to Recommendation 6
Response to Recommendation 7
Response to Recommendation 8


Submissions Received
Additional Information Received
  Answers to questions taken on notice
  Tabled documents

APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearings and Witnesses (PDF 31KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811