In February CCSA made a submission to the Inquiry into Education in Remote and Complex Environments, and CCSA CEO, Meg Mendham, was invited to appear as a witness to the Public Inquiry by the House Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training.
Today’s hearing provided the committee with an opportunity to focus on specific recommendations to address gaps in educational and vocational outcomes for students in regional, rural and remote communities.
CCSA made several recommendations to improve education outcomes for young children in remote areas including:
- Set targets for increasing the participation of children in quality early childhood education in remote areas.
- Improve data collection to identify gaps in access and participation to early childhood education in remote areas.
- Develop a flexible and responsive remote strategy within the Federal Government ECEC funding system
- Invest in infrastructure for service delivery in remote areas.
- Invest in the workforce to improve skills and qualifications and provide support to work in remote parts of Australia.
You can read our submission here.
We will advise you of the outcome of the Inquiry when it is made available.