The way we work has changed and the global uptake of remote work has levelled the playing field for those living in rural and remote areas. Rural Aid, in collaboration with Pointer Remote, is looking to provide online training and recruitment services to people based in rural and remote communities that would allow them to develop the skills to work remotely. Pointer Remote has created training programs that allows workforce participation from any corner of our wide brown land.

What’s included?

Rural Aid and Pointer Remote are joining forces to offer a comprehensive, free workshop on all things remote work. During the Remote Work webinar, you will hear from both an employee’s and employer’s perspective on the advantages in upskilling and working remotely. On completion of the webinar, participants will gain free access to Pointer Remote’s “Doing Work Differently” program.

Webinar date/ time: Tuesday 24th of May 2022 at 12pm AEST

Who is Pointer Remote?

Pointer Remote is Australia’s leading expert in remote work recruitment and training. Their Managing Director Jo Palmer has been recognised for her work in this field and was named the 2019 Rural Woman of the Year.

“Doing work differently” Program Overview

Module One Time Management, Organisation and Leadership
Module Two Change Management
Module Three Understanding your personality for work
Module Four Career Skills and Resume Building
Module Five Remote Work and Wellbeing
Module Six Strategic Virtual Networking for Career Growth
Module Seven Technology Tools and Know How
Module Eight Connectivity 101


Who is the program targeting?

The program aims to support those looking to gain confidence and skills in working remotely to re-enter the workforce, to upskill for a current role or to negotiate greater flexibility in their current role.

How long does the program run?

The online material is self-paced and can be accessed for 12 months.

Are there any costs involved for participants?

The only cost is if participants would like to complete an additional, optional resume review or further training/assessment with Pointer Remote.