Regional Development Australia Great Southern will receive $1,397,239 from the Morrison Government to support students to learn skills and qualifications locally.
Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson today announced the Federal Government had finalised the grant agreement to establish a new Regional University Centre in Albany.
Regional University Centres support tertiary students to study by distance at any Australian education institution. The funding supports local infrastructure by providing a safe, supportive learning environment, with access to technology and high-speed internet, as well as administrative and academic support services and pastoral support for local students.
“The centre will generate new jobs and opportunities in Albany, giving local people the support they need to undertake tertiary studies without having to relocate,” Mr Wilson said.
“Our Government is delivering on its commitment to create more opportunities within regional communities to ensure every Australian, no matter where they live, can access a world-class education.
“The centre will also provide opportunities to share in the social, economic and cultural benefits of tertiary education.”