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Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia


ALA Pre-Budget Submission 2020-21

The ALA Pre-Budget Submission makes 12 key recommendations to the Commonwealth government including outlining the case for a Lifelong Learning Policy and the need for a National Adult Literacy Strategy that prioritises language, literacy and numeracy in various contexts, including the workplace. Read more .  

Towards a Lifelong Learning Policy: The Forum

You’re invited to our forum!   Join us for a celebration and wrap-up of activities for the Year of Lifelong Learning (YOLL). Our final event is a forum on Human Rights Day to share stories of how learning changes lives, and provide an update on our progress towards a national policy on lifelong learning. Special […]

Seeking Stories of Adult Learning

Would you or someone you know like to be part of a book about adult learning in Australia? Adult and lifelong learning can have a profound impact on how people participate in meaningful work, engage with their community and manage their health and personal wellbeing. Adult Learning Australia (ALA) is currently researching and writing a […]

Seeking stories of ACE

Do you know a learner whose life has been changed by ACE? Adult Learning Australia is seeking compelling and inspiring stories from learners about their experiences of adult and community education. The stories will be published as a book later this year. Featuring professional photography and beautiful design, the book will show the personal narratives […]

Call for Papers 2012 ALA Conference

Adult Learning Australia is holding its 52nd Annual National Conference hosted by Byron Region Community College. Our theme is Lifelong Learning = Resilient Communities.

We are currently calling for papers and workshops on the above theme of between 45 minutes and 1 hour from researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the adult and community education field’s.

2012 ALA Conference in Byron Bay

The 52nd annual ALA conference will be held in NSW’s stunning Byron Bay on the 11th and 12th October 2012.

This year’s conference theme is Lifelong learning equals resilient communities.

Community campaign reverses funding cuts

A campaign against proposed government funding cuts to community centres in South Australia has been successful in reversing the decision. The South Australian Government will restore funding to $9 million to be shared among about 100 community centres across SA.

The ‘Don’t go breaking our heart’ campaign, led by Community Centres SA was the culmination of years of lobbying the Government for operational funding across the whole sector.

Community Pathways to VET award winner announced

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.

Adult learning spaces celebrated

Melbourne turned on a beautiful spring day to welcome the participants of the 51st ALA Conference in September. The theme of this year’s conference was Celebrating Adult Learning Spaces and this inspired a wide range of national and international presentations from keynote speakers about how the physical and conceptual spaces of learning are created.

National Adult Learners Awards 2011 winners announced

Adult Learning Australia is very proud to announce the winners of the 2011 National Adult Learners Awards held in Melbourne on the 26th September 2011 at Beer Deluxe in Federation Square.

Australian Adult Educator of the Year: Dr Jean Serle.

Jean was a founding member of the Queensland Council for Adult Literacy where she developed innovative and …

Adult Learners Week 1st-8th September 2011

It’s only the beginning … The brand new website for Adult Learners Week 2011 is up and running. Have a look and see what’s going on in your area. The theme of this year’s Adult Learners Week is It’s only the beginning: Later Life Learning and Career Shifting. We encourage Australians to use Adult Learners […]

Business looks to ACE for innovative skills training

‘Enterprising ACE’ is the name given to Adult and Community Education providers who are rising to the challenge to meet the workforce training needs of small and medium businesses in their local areas. This will be the subject of a series of webinars to be presented by ALA later in the year. A recently released […]

World First: Men’s Shed Study Tour & International Men’s Shed Forum

  The University of Ballarat, Australian Men’s Shed Association, Victorian Men’s Shed Association and Adult Learning Australia invite you to participate in a World First: Men’s Shed Study Tour & International Men’s Shed Research and Practice Forum 5 Shed Tour, Melbourne to Ballarat, Thursday August 25Forum, Ballarat, Friday August 26   TWO-DAY PROGRAM (Register and […]

Sustainability Webinar: Greening up your Centre

Eco Parenting, Sub Tropical Forest Food and Bamboo Construction are just some of the Living and Working Sustainably workshops being offered by the Byron Region Community College.

Adult Learning Australia

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