Rural & Remote

The Edith Cowan University ‘Rural & Remote’ Award recognises the outstanding performance of a social worker who works for a rural or remote community in Western Australia, working creatively with the resources and assets of a rural or remote context.


Nomination Criteria

Eligibility Criteria: The Awards Program defines rural and remote as those areas with postcodes 6041 – 6044 and 6207 ­- 6770). The nominee’s place of employment needs to be within these areas. The social worker has contributed to making an outstanding positive difference to individuals, families or communities living in rural or remote communities.
Achievements: Demonstrate how this social worker has made an outstanding positive difference to individuals, families or communities in a rural and remote context.
Professionalism: Demonstrate how this social worker has been creative and used professional knowledge, skills and values to make an impact in rural and remote practice (This may also include how knowledge about the local community has been an asset to the social worker’s professionalism).  

How to get started:

In 2016, our nomination process is being undertaken online – you can click the big orange button below to get started, and you will be able to return to your form at any time with your answers saved. Please ensure you have read through the 2016 Nomination Guidelines and Conditions of Entry before completing your form.

You can also download a hard copy of the nomination for to use as a guide by clicking here.


Marina Andrade – Winner of ‘Rural & Remote Practitioner – and Kathy Boxall (ECU)

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