The official opening of CUC Far West was held on Friday 4 May 2018 by Deputy Premier NSW The Hon John Barilaro. RDA Far West Committee and Staff’s vision became a reality, thanks to the Broken Hill Community Credit Union Board and Staff for their vision and passion with this concept.
The Country Universities Centre is a not-for-profit organisation, established with the aim of making tertiary education more accessible for regional and remote communities in New South Wales.
Regional youth participate in tertiary education is less than half the rate of their metropolitan counterparts, with the gap widening further in recent years. One of the biggest challenges faced by regional and remote students is the absence of a ‘campus’ environment and its associated support and benefits. The Country Universities Centre is based on a model which delivers supported learning to these students, providing them with access to campus-level technology, facilities, tutors and a network of fellow students.
The NSW Government has recently provided the Country Universities Centre with funding to establish more affiliated Centre’s in regional locations. With this funding, the Country Universities Centre expects to create a network of Centre’s in regional towns creating higher education opportunities to communities like Broken Hill and the Far West region.
The Far West Centre is governed locally, and is empowered with the flexibly to adapt to fit our community needs. Country Universities Centre Far West has engaged local support with Regional Development Australia Far West and the Broken Hill Community Credit Union.
At the Country Universities Centre, we work with communities to bring higher education degrees closer.