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Unit of study_

Remote and Rural Enterprise (RARE) program

Connecting students with remote communities
RARE is a community-engaged learning program connecting students with remote, rural and Indigenous enterprises in Australia and South-East Asia to solve real-world business challenges.

Our academically guided action research projects emphasise community consultation, researching best practice and reviewing local markets to provide remote entrepreneurs and organisations with solutions that suit challenging remote environments and socio-cultural differences.

RARE stories

Our students, academics and enterprise participants share their stories and experiences as part of the RARE program.

Our projects

Each year, the RARE program offers a range of exciting action research projects in selected units of study. Students have the opportunity to travel and work alongside a remote enterprise and community, developing solutions and strategies for employment generating social enterprises or sustainability related community initiatives. 

Completed projects

This map showcases projects we have completed, communicates the nature of the work we take on and highlights areas where we have been active in Australia and South East Asia.

Units of study


  • IBUS3106 - International Business Special Project
  • SIEN3001 - Social Entrepreneurship
  • BUSS4903 - Social Innovation in Indigenous Communities