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|Assessing need for education services for regional sustainability||336.37 KB|
This paper assesses the need for education services in the mining communities through a case study of the Moura Township in central Queensland, Australia. The study involves a case study approach with a survey method to assess the current performance and the need for education services of the Moura residents. This study found about two thirds of the respondents were reasonably satisfied with the level of education services in Moura, while the remaining one third expressed some concerns with these services. A TAFE was identified as the most predominantly needed facility in Moura. Currently, there is a TAFE in Biloela, which is 66km away from Moura; however there is no public transport facility between Moura and Biloela. Moura residents are looking for TAFE facilities to be built in the town or upgrade the exiting TAFE in Biloela with the provision of adequate public transport facility.