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Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia


Adult community education

  Adult and community education must be formally recognised in public policy for its role in providing accessible learning opportunities for adults in local communities that meets their needs and supports place-based community development. Rationale Adult and community education (ACE) is a discrete fourth sector of education in Australia that is not for profit and […]

Inclusive learning culture

  All adult Australians must have access to learning environments that embrace an inclusive learning culture, which means valuing and respecting difference and empowering them to reach their full potential. Rationale Research shows us that people who disengage from education are disproportionately disadvantaged. Currently 1 in 8 Australians students do not finish Year 12, and […]

Lifelong learning communities

Offering alternatives to formal schooling

Adult language, literacy and numeracy

The right to literacy is an inherent part of the right to an education. All adult Australians, regardless of their employment or social status, should be supported to fully develop their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Rationale Modern workplaces require workers with high levels of language, literacy and numeracy, and the capacity to problem solve […]


Adult Learning Australia