Access to education for rural students


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Victoria. Auditor-General


This audit assessed the effectiveness of the [Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s] DEECD’s activities to ensure that Victorians in rural areas have access to a high-quality education and that outcomes for these students are maximised. The audit focused on the provision of government school education and vocational education and training (VET). The audit reports that DEECD has not provided access to high-quality education for all students. The gap in performance between rural and metropolitan students in Victoria has persisted and shows no sign of narrowing. While...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Equity; Demographics; Governance; Evaluation; Teaching and learning; Disadvantaged; Outcomes; Participation

Keywords: Government agency; Agency role; Access to education and training; Rural; Rural urban disparity; Public education and training; Outcomes of education and training; Barrier; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Victoria; Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Victorian Auditor-General's Office, 2014

Physical description: xiii, 43 p.

Series: Victorian Auditor-General's report; no. 2013-14:25

ISBN: 9781922044785

On cover: April 2014

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 116.490

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