CEP: Celebration, Engagement, Projection

The Country Education Partnership hosts a biennial Rural Learning Summit to explore issues and ideas relevant to rural learning.


Each time these rural learning summits are held, it is in a different rural community, attended by people involved in, or interested in, rural education.

Attendee numbers are strictly capped to a maximum of 70 participants to ensure the facilitation of an active discussion.

With each summit, a key focus area is identified for consideration, discussion and analysis. At the conclusion of each summit, a report is developed and circulated.

The summit provides an opportunity for rural and remote education and community leaders to be actively engaged in focused discussions to support, and enhance, quality learning within rural and remote Victoria.

The summit brings together rural leaders to explore a key theme impacting on, or relevant to, rural and remote education. Key themes in previous years have included:

  • Rural Learning Declaration
  • Engaging and retaining rural young people in learning
  • Clustering – Collaborating through Learning Communities
  • Rural Learning – Making it Happen

2019 Summit  to be held in Creswick

The Country Education Partnership’s (CEP) biennial Rural Learning Summit will be held on August 30 in Creswick,  exploring the growing challenge of recruiting and retaining quality educators, and education leaders, in rural and remote education communities. 

The Summit will bring together a range of people from country communities, universities, local government, education sectors and state government, exploring the many difficulties associated with recruiting and retaining quality staff in country schools.

Participants will focus on identifying and exploring key concepts that could be established to better support rural and remote communities across this issue.

Attendance at the summit will be capped at 70 people, allowing for an intimate and comprehensive group discussion, with input from researchers, interstate education jurisdictions, related industry sectors, such as health, and current rural and remote educators.

People interested in attending the CEP Rural Learning Summit are urged to promptly email expressions of interest to the Country Education Partnership at admin@cep.org.au

 2019 Rural Learning Summit Key Details

Date: Friday, August 30, 2019

Venue: RACV Goldfields Resort, Creswick, Victoria

Time: 9am until 3.30pm

Further information about the summit can also be sought by calling CEP Chief Executive, Phil Brown.
0428 171 145.


At a Glance: A Snapshot of Previous Summits

Rural Learning Summit 2016 Outcomes

Rural Learning Summit 2014 Outcomes