Centre for Regional Advancement of Learning, Equity, Access and Participation (LEAP)

The Centre for Regional Advancement of Learning, Equity, Access and Participation (LEAP) builds on CQUniversity’s commitment to enhance the education and employment outcomes of people from diverse backgrounds in regional locations. Its focus is on research that provides evidence to inform policy and practice at the local, national and international level in partnership with industry and our communities.

The Centre for Regional Advancement in Learning, Equity, Access and Participation (LEAP) provides regional and national leadership in education and equity related research. The Centre aims to achieve significant research and community impact through ‘engaged research’ as a key priority in four theme areas:

  1. Equity, access and participation policy and practice
  2. Scholarship of learning and teaching
  3. Education, training and employment pathways
  4. Healthy communities and health education

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The LEAP Centre proposes to provide regional outreach through research hubs established across CQUniversity’s footprint. Research Higher Degree student projects will be supported, with local candidates undertaking projects aligned to LEAP Centre research focus areas.

LEAP’s research will produce high impact and internationally important outputs in Specialist Studies in Education (1303 Field of Research).

Footnote: 1297.0 – Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Current Projects

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research into Workforce Skills Demand and Supply, and Training Issues Resulting from the NDIS Rollout across Queensland.
  • Building teacher capability in curriculum and syllabus delivery.
  • Impact of STEM events conducted in Maryborough during National Science Week.
  • Skills and knowledge recognition of CALD Women in Central Queensland: Increasing opportunities for employment.
  • Enhancing social and communication skills and improving education and employment outcomes of Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people with disabilities in rural, remote and metropolitan areas of Australia.
  • Caring for carers of people with dementia: harnessing Innovation through deploying leading-edge technologies to enable virtual support groups and services.
  • Digital Arts: Improving education and employment outcomes for young people who experience delayed academic achievement due to health challenges, disability and social disadvantage. Research and Data Working Group (RDWG) Disability Research Project
  • Rising Star Program (facilitating research at the undergraduate level)

Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research (ACUR) 2016

Past Projects

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The LEAP Research Centre collaborates with a range of experts in a broad range of fields. The centre works with partners including;

Digital Arts Project - CQUniversity Transcript

Contact Details

Centre of Regional Advancement of Learning, Equity, Access and Participation (LEAP)

CQUniversity Rockhampton North – LEAP Research Centre
Level 1, Building 33
Bruce Highway, North Rockhampton QLD 4701

Phone enquiries: +61 7 4150 7734
Email enquiries: Leap Research Centre
Contact Name: Alana Sinnamon


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