Ulladulla Country Universities Centre Concept

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Would you like to see a Country Universities Centre affiliate campus established in the Ulladulla area?

The Country Universities Centre (CUC) is a not-for-profit organisation that makes tertiary education more accessible for regional communities. Tertiary education is any education a student receives after final compulsory schooling at the age of 17, e.g University or TAFE.

There are currently Country Universities Centre campuses in Cooma, Broken Hill and Goulburn. These regional campuses are known as affiliates and they work in partnership with the central Country Universities Centre entity to establish an affiliate campus operated by and for the local community.

Regional youth participate in tertiary education at less than half the rate of their city counterparts. One of the biggest challenges they face is the absence of a ‘campus’ environment and its support and benefits. The Country Universities Centre model delivers supported learning to regional students, providing them with access to campus-level technology, facilities, tutors and a network of fellow students close to their homes.

Through a Country Universities Centre, students can participate in tertiary education and achieve their academic aspirations. In 2018 there were 292 regional students attending Country Universities Centre campuses studying 130 different degrees from 30 Australian universities.


What is the process?

To be successful, a Country Universities Centre must respond to a community view that there is a lack of local tertiary opportunities. Key success factors include a suitable population base, equity issues for access, community appetite, industry support and suitable underutilised facilities.

The Ulladulla Country Universities Centre concept is supported by an active stakeholder Steering Committee comprising representatives from:

  • private sector and government employers
  • local and state government
  • community groups
  • tertiary education.

The Steering Committee was established in May 2019 to develop a business case, identify suitable facilities and canvas community and stakeholder support. The business case will form the basis of a funding request to the NSW Government to support an Ulladulla Country Universities Centre.


What's next?

Feedback and ideas from the local community is an important component of the business case. Please participate in a short survey to tell us what you think and help the Steering Committee determine whether a Country Universities Centre is seen as important to the community.

The survey will be available from 29 August to 9am 16 September 2019.


Would you like to see a Country Universities Centre affiliate campus established in the Ulladulla area?

The Country Universities Centre (CUC) is a not-for-profit organisation that makes tertiary education more accessible for regional communities. Tertiary education is any education a student receives after final compulsory schooling at the age of 17, e.g University or TAFE.

There are currently Country Universities Centre campuses in Cooma, Broken Hill and Goulburn. These regional campuses are known as affiliates and they work in partnership with the central Country Universities Centre entity to establish an affiliate campus operated by and for the local community.

Regional youth participate in tertiary education at less than half the rate of their city counterparts. One of the biggest challenges they face is the absence of a ‘campus’ environment and its support and benefits. The Country Universities Centre model delivers supported learning to regional students, providing them with access to campus-level technology, facilities, tutors and a network of fellow students close to their homes.

Through a Country Universities Centre, students can participate in tertiary education and achieve their academic aspirations. In 2018 there were 292 regional students attending Country Universities Centre campuses studying 130 different degrees from 30 Australian universities.


What is the process?

To be successful, a Country Universities Centre must respond to a community view that there is a lack of local tertiary opportunities. Key success factors include a suitable population base, equity issues for access, community appetite, industry support and suitable underutilised facilities.

The Ulladulla Country Universities Centre concept is supported by an active stakeholder Steering Committee comprising representatives from:

  • private sector and government employers
  • local and state government
  • community groups
  • tertiary education.

The Steering Committee was established in May 2019 to develop a business case, identify suitable facilities and canvas community and stakeholder support. The business case will form the basis of a funding request to the NSW Government to support an Ulladulla Country Universities Centre.


What's next?

Feedback and ideas from the local community is an important component of the business case. Please participate in a short survey to tell us what you think and help the Steering Committee determine whether a Country Universities Centre is seen as important to the community.

The survey will be available from 29 August to 9am 16 September 2019.


The survey has now closed. 
  • Ulladulla Country Universities Centre - Steering Committee

    about 2 months ago

    About the Committee

    The role of the Ulladulla Country Universities Centre (CUC) Steering Committee is to develop the concept, proof of concept and undertake stakeholder engagement to determine whether a CUC should be established in Ulladulla.

    The Steering Committee is comprised of the following members:
    • Rose Brown, Milton Ulladulla Nursing Agency
    • Wayne Dedden, Chair, Woodstock Financial Services trading as Bendigo Community Bank Milton and Sussex Inlet branches
    • Mark Ettridge, Dunn Lewis Foundation
    • Amanda Findley, Mayor Shoalhaven City Council
    • Graham Frost, Regional Manager Training Services NSW
    • Stephen Heslop, Director Educational Leadership South Coast Network
    • Jane Lewis, Recreation, Community & Culture Manager Shoalhaven City Council
    • Donna Payne, Business Development Manager, Regional NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
    • Robert Richards, Executive Committee, Milton Ulladulla Business Chamber
    • Lyn Stewart/Shane Carriage Ulladulla Local Aboriginal Land Council
    • Michael Wells, Clinical Nurse Educator Milton Ulladulla Hospital ISLHD NSW Health
    The Steering Committee meets monthly (or more frequently if required). Meetings are chaired by the NSW Regional representative and decisions are made by consensus.

    The Steering Committee reports to the Director of Illawarra-Shoalhaven Regional NSW and the CEO of Country Universities Centre.

    About the Committee

    The role of the Ulladulla Country Universities Centre (CUC) Steering Committee is to develop the concept, proof of concept and undertake stakeholder engagement to determine whether a CUC should be established in Ulladulla.

    The Steering Committee is comprised of the following members:
    • Rose Brown, Milton Ulladulla Nursing Agency
    • Wayne Dedden, Chair, Woodstock Financial Services trading as Bendigo Community Bank Milton and Sussex Inlet branches
    • Mark Ettridge, Dunn Lewis Foundation
    • Amanda Findley, Mayor Shoalhaven City Council
    • Graham Frost, Regional Manager Training Services NSW
    • Stephen Heslop, Director Educational Leadership South Coast Network
    • Jane Lewis, Recreation, Community & Culture Manager Shoalhaven City Council
    • Donna Payne, Business Development Manager, Regional NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
    • Robert Richards, Executive Committee, Milton Ulladulla Business Chamber
    • Lyn Stewart/Shane Carriage Ulladulla Local Aboriginal Land Council
    • Michael Wells, Clinical Nurse Educator Milton Ulladulla Hospital ISLHD NSW Health
    The Steering Committee meets monthly (or more frequently if required). Meetings are chaired by the NSW Regional representative and decisions are made by consensus.

    The Steering Committee reports to the Director of Illawarra-Shoalhaven Regional NSW and the CEO of Country Universities Centre.