ACE is a discrete fourth sector of education in Australia. ACE organisations are not for profit community-based organisations committed to providing accessible learning opportunities for adults in local communities that meet their needs and support place-based community development. There are at least 2500 ACE providers in Australia, all of which provide personal enrichment learning. Most provide adult basic education in language, literacy, numeracy and other foundation skills. A significant minority (300–500) provide formal vocational education and training (VET).