Department of Education

Geographically isolated


Students are considered isolated when:

  • as a result of location, they have limited access to as full a range of learning experiences as urban students;
  • they are unable to attend a regular school because of:
    • geographic isolation;
    • significant health issues; or
    • travel in Australia or overseas.

Factors hampering early identification may include:

  • the small size of the community;
  • the socio-economic status of the community;
  • the Aboriginality of students;
  • the cultural or linguistic background of the student;
  • teacher experience.
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