VET review

Vocation training

Adult Learning Australia, with support from Neighbourhood Houses Victoria, recently submitted our response to the Commonwealth VET review.

Media release: Adult and community education plays a vital role in VET

Adult Learning Australia (ALA) welcomes the announcement of a review into vocational education and training (VET) by the Federal Government. ALA will work to assist the review and advance the interests of not for profit adult and community providers and

2018 International VET Practitioner Fellowships

2018 International VET Practitioner Fellowships – now open The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) in partnership with the International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute) are offering ten (10) International Fellowships of $13,000 each. The Department of Education and

Free Research Event in Ballarat for OctoberVET

      New developments in research in Vocational Education and Training A free research-based event in Ballarat   Keynote speakers Robin Shreeve: The ‘Further Education’ role of VET and new forms of delivery Robin Shreeve is former CEO of

OctoberVET is coming!

  What is OctoberVET? The Australian VET Research Association (AVETRA) convenes OctoberVET events across the country each year.  It provides the opportunity for new and experienced researchers to showcase their work, and for educators throughout the tertiary sector to discuss

AVETRA Conference

  Adult Learning Australia is partnering with AVETRA to provide an adult learning stream within the AVETRA conference to be held on the 22nd – 24th April, 2014 on the Gold Coast. Read more here.    

Adult Learning Theme in the AVETRA Conference 2014

The AVETRA Conference will be held from the 22nd- 24th April, 2013, at Outrigger, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia. The theme will be: Informing changes in VET policy and practice: The central role of research. This year, Adult Learning Australia is

E-learning in VET gets a boost

    The National VET E-learning Strategy is set to boost the innovative use of e-learning in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, with a release of guidelines for new co-investment funding opportunities in 2012. The joint Australian State

Community Pathways to VET award winner announced

Ron Maxwell from Western College with Kate Davis

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) have announced the winners of their National Australian Training Awards for 2011.

This year, for the first time, the award categories included a national award for Community Pathways to VET, and ALA board member, Mark Brophy was one of the judges. Western College in Dubbo, NSW was the winner of the award.

Investing in VET at Swan TAFE

The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, visited Swan TAFE in Perth to announce Australian Government funding to support a range of infrastructure and fast-tracked apprenticeship projects. The Carlisle Campus of Swan TAFE will receive a grant of $5.9 million under

Industry to have more input into VET

VET E-portfolio roadmap

The VET E-portfolio Roadmap, a national strategic plan designed to support the diverse requirements for e-portfolios in vocational education and training (VET), is now available on the E-portfolios Resources webpage. See the media release below for more details.

Submission to the Australian Government regarding the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD)

Submission to the Australian Government regarding the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD) Adult Learning Australia (ALA) and Neighbourhood Houses Victoria submission into the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development. The review of the Agreement examines how

Clever countries look beyond the usual suspects

Clever country

We should be a clever country but some of us are not getting a ‘fair go’. Despite the increasingly fashionable use of the term ‘lifelong learning’ in everything from discussions of kindergartens to higher education, we seem to have conveniently


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ACE VET ‘Best-practice’ competency-based assessment – Chemène Sinson Use foundation skills to improve training outcomes – Chemène Sinson How to embed foundation skills into VET – Chemène Sinson Facilitation techniques that work in 21th century ACE learning environments – Chemène

Media release: Victorian Government recognises the essential role of adult and community education

Future of ACE in Vic

Adult Learning Australia, the national peak body for adult community education (ACE), welcomes the Victorian Government’s commitment to ACE through a Ministerial Statement that acknowledges its transformative power and unique strengths. In launching the Ministerial Statement on the Future of

Turning life around

A supportive employer and an adult literacy tutor have turned life around for 26 year old Greg Nelson of WA. Greg was recently named one of three Adult Learners Week scholarship winners for his committment to improving his literacy skills.