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University study centre set for 2019 open

Port Pirie’s Reg Dennis has been appointed as the project coordinator of the new university study centre that is set to open in 2019. Chair of the Spencer Gulf Cities, Port Augusta Mayor Sam Johnson is enthusiastic about the appointment, but acknowledges that there is a lot of work to do in a short amount […]

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University Study Centre Plans Progress

The Spencer Gulf Cities Association is wasting no time progressing plans to establish a University Study Centre in the region. The initiative recently received $1.1 million funding from the Federal Government’s Upper Spencer Gulf Regional Jobs and Investment Package, with Chair of Spencer Gulf Cities, Mayor Sam Johnson, saying there is a lot of work […]

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Upper Spencer Gulf study centre plans take shape

Plans for university study centres in the Upper Spencer Gulf are beginning to take shape, with an aim to accept students at the Port Pirie campus from 2019. The Community Tertiary Education Centre (COTEC) initiative received over $1 million in funding from the federal government’s Upper Spencer Gulf Regional Jobs and Investment Package in April. Chair of […]

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USG University Study Centre Wins Funding

A university study centre in the Upper Spencer Gulf now looks certain, with the project receiving a $1.1 million funding boost from the Federal Government.= The funding, from the Upper Spencer Gulf Regional Jobs and Investment Package, was announced recently by Federal Regional Development Minister, Dr John McVeigh and Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey. Chair […]

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$1.11m funding for local tertiary centre

The Upper Spencer Gulf Community Tertiary Education Centre (COTEC) has received $1.11 million in funding from the Coalition Government, as apart of a $19.4 million regional package allocation for the Upper Spencer Gulf. COTEC will commence with campuses in Port Pirie and Port Augusta and will broker and support local delivery of higher education to meet […]

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University Study Hub Progressing

Plans for a university study hub in the Upper Spencer Gulf are continuing, with the Spencer Gulf Cities preparing for another funding opportunity. Local Councils and businesses are concerned that the increasing centralisation of courses to Adelaide and the trend to online university is failing regional communities. Port Pirie Mayor John Rohde explained the Upper […]

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COTEC a viable option

Port Pirie or Port Augusta may soon be home to a Community Owned Tertiary Education Centre (COTEC) that will enable students seeking tertiary level education to remain in regional locations. Mayors from Spencer Gulf cities came together last Monday, along with the State Minister for Education Susan Close and Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, Kyam Mayer […]

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Mayor's Campaign for University Study Centre

Upper Spencer Gulf Mayors have kicked off the new year with a strong push to progress university study centres in the region as a way of improving face to face access to higher education. The three Mayors and university representatives from the Upper Spencer Gulf Community Owned Tertiary Education Centre (COTEC) initiative met with South […]

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PMB Regional Education Hub

Mr RAMSEY (Grey—Government Whip) (18:53): I would like to thank the member for Indi for bringing this motion before the parliament. It gives me an opportunity to discuss the coalition's electoral commitment of $15.2 million from 2017-18 to 2020-21 to establish up to six regional study hubs across Australia. In the electorate of Grey we […]

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University campus may be set up in Pirie

Students may no longer have to travel to Adelaide for university study. The marathon parental exercise of finding accommodation for children and funding an off-campus lifestyle may be replaced by students living at home and attending lectures in Port Pirie. Central Queensland University, Flinders University and Adelaide University have shown interest in setting up courses at a local campus, […]

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