Tasmanian students studying by distance will receive academic support from the state’s first Regional Study Hub.
The West Coast Heritage Regional Study Hub is now open for students, thanks to $2.52 million from the Australian Government’s Regional Study Hubs program.
The hub will offer computing facilities, free Wi-Fi, study spaces and academic support for local students studying by distance from any Australian university.
Minister for Education Dan Tehan said the Morrison Government is investing in regional and remote education.
“The Morrison Government is establishing Regional Study Hubs at 23 locations across regional Australia – including in Zeehan – so that more regional students have more opportunities to study in their local communities,” Mr Tehan said.
“Our Government’s investment will give regional and remote students greater choice and access to opportunities through more Commonwealth-supported places at regional campuses, more scholarships and more Regional Study Hubs.”
Member for Braddon Gavin Pearce said the hub will enable students to study the courses they want without having to travel long distances away from home.
“The cost of moving to study can be a significant burden on students and families and a barrier to considering going to university,” Mr Pearce said.
“All Australians should have access to quality education opportunities regardless of where they live, and the opening of this Regional Study Hub will deliver real benefits to students in Zeehan and across Tasmania’s West Coast.”