Despite being a true blue Aussie, my knowledge on this subject is unfortunately quite limited. Distance education, or learning, or whatever, is used in Australia from primary school to University degrees and beyond. The most well known example has existed for something like 30-ish years (I think) and is called the "School of the Air". It provides primary school level education through to most the the secondary school final year subjects. I couldn't find a nice web site to explain the whole thing, but search away.

Hope this helps.

Rapport was established superficially.