Welcome to the New Look ICPA website.
Over the coming months additional State ICPA websites will come online. Until then all relevant information will be found on this website. Click on your state icon to view this.
Much has changed since the AIC scheme was first introduced in 1973; the duration of compulsory education has increased and accessing regional term hostels has decreased due to continual closures. Changes are needed to ensure this allowance meets the needs of families in the twenty-first century.
The Isolated Children's Parent's Association of Australia, is calling on the Federal Government to introduce a Drought Education Fund to address the grave concerns of the many families in drought stricken areas who simply cannot afford to educate their children.
The Isolated Children's Parents' Association of Australia (ICPA Aust), has been lobbying for a Distance Education Teaching Allowance (DETA) for a number of years to assist our members who have no other option than to teach their children via distance education schooling.
Federal President, Mrs Wendy Hick said, "Parents are jumping for joy and many are overcome with emotion as they pass on the news to their year 12 graduates, that their dreams of a tertiary education will now come true!"
Learn about the Distance Education Teaching Allowance below.