For many rural and remote children the only form of education available due to geographical location is via distance education.
ICPA seeks a distance education service for Foundation to Year 12 for rural and remote students.
The Federal ICPA team looking after this portfolio is Jo Murphy (portfolio leader), Joanna Gibson and Judy Sinclair-Newton.
The Distance Education Teaching Allowance would be the recognition of the financial impact on families who must provide a distance education tutor.
For around 1500 families living in isolated regions of Australia, the only means of accessing an education for their children is via distance education programs.
Funding required ≈ $9 million per annum Read more
Posted July 2016
While supporting our Distance Education Teaching Allowance (DETA) lobby, the aim of this video is to showcase distance education for families that have no daily access to face to face schooling due to location. This informative resource will help those outside this environment understand better how a typical distance education school day runs. Click on image to view.
Posted June 2016
DETA Survey Results. The DETA survey was commissioned by ICPA Australia as a means to determine and examine the key factors that impact rural and remote families who do not have daily access to face to face schooling. Many ICPA members devote many hours if not years to tutor their childen with no financial compensation. Learn more.
Posted Nov 2015
Distance Education Teaching Allowance video.
An informative video with key representatives from organisations assisting to overcome the challenges undertaken in the distance education classroom. Filmed in part at the Isolated Children's Parents' Association Federal Conference held in Brisbane July 30/31, 2015.
Click on image to view.
Posted Sept 2015
New Ambassador Gives Hope for New Crusade -- New Ambassador, Catherine Marriott will assist in ICPA's quest to achieve a Distance Education Teaching Allowance.
Rural Children need not be left behind -- Read about the implication lack of computer speed has on Distance Education and what the NBN might deliver
Distance Education Position Paper can also be downloaded here.
Distance Education Teaching Allowance infographic can be downloaded here.