Kimberley University Centre

The West Kimberley Alliance (formerly Broome Future Alliance) has been engaged with the University of Notre Dame (UNDA), to develop the business case to establish our own RUC, to be named the Kimberley Universities Centre (KUC).

The KUC is planned to be based in Broome, potentially within the UNDA Broome Campus, with satellite support services in Kununurra, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek and possibly Wyndham, subject to local student demand, funding and suitable locations being available.

To build the business case for such facilities and resource support to be created we need to establish the “demand” within our community, more specifically from those aspiring to undertake Higher Education. We need your help in gathering this data to support the business case and ask for your support in completing a survey.

Kimberley University Centre Survey

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Take the Kimberley University Centre Survey


To support this initiative, we have developed a survey to capture the thoughts of:

  • Year 9 -12 high School students
  • Adult University students or those thinking of enrolling
  • Teachers, Parents/ Guardians and the general community

The link below will lead to a survey designed to gather the information mentioned above. This will be a private/confidential survey, with data to be aggregated to assess and build the business case for the KUC facility and our funding application to the Federal Govt. Your personal names are not required, just those details that we feel are relevant at this stage to better understand your desires and thoughts as a student in relation to Higher Education services, support, and opportunities in the Kimberley.

Survey Responses are requested by 31 August 2020.

Your support will be highly valuable in advancing the higher education opportunities and support for our community in the Kimberley.

This is a start of our journey to build a higher education hub within the Kimberley Community. Completing this survey will be a great start to supporting that vision.

What is a Regional University Centre?

A Regional University Centre is a facility that regional students can use to study tertiary courses locally delivered by distance from any Australian institution. Centres provide:

  • Infrastructure including; Study spaces; break out areas, video conferencing, computing facilities and high-speed internet access.
  • Administrative and academic support services such as developing writing and researching skills, managing administrative processes
  • Student support services, including; pastoral support, study advice and assisting with accessing student services.

Regional University Centres Objectives

The Regional University Centres program aims to:

  • meet a demonstrated gap in access and support for higher education in regional, rural, or remote Australia.
  • facilitate students who wish to stay in their community while they complete their course of study.
  • enhance the experience of students studying within their own community.
  • encourage links between the Centre and other organisations in the area, including other higher education providers (including other Centres), schools, local government, business, and industry.
  • complement existing and planned university investments and activities in regional areas, such as satellite campuses and study centres.

There are a range of different Centre models reflecting the communities they serve, such as:

  • Geographic location of the study Centre in relation to the community;
  • Population size, demographic and cultural needs of the local community;
  • Local industry and businesses in the area, and the skills required by these organisations; and
  • Location of local TAFE and VET providers.

Want to find out more...?

Broome Future Alliance works with and for the Broome and West Kimberley Community.  Contact us to find out more.