Asia Pacific Civil Society Spotlight Reports on SDG 4

ACED Members

The Asia Pacific Civil Society Spotlight Reports on SDG 4 prepared by ASPBAE and national education coalitions in 16 countries in the Asia-Pacific Region (including ACED) were launched during the side event on ‘Education to End Inequality and Promote Peace’

Empowerment to compliance

Stephen Black

Dr Stephen Black, UTS

AEGT 2020 conference – Save the date

AEGT 2020 logo

Join us Join Adult Learning Australia on the beautiful campus of the University of British Columbia for this unique multi-organisation research conference featuring presentations by scholars from throughout the world. Date: June 4 – 7, 2020 Pre-conferences – June 4

Adult Learning Australia congratulates Ministerial appointments in Education and Skills

Adult Learning Australia congratulates Dan Tehan on his re-appointment as Minister for Education, and Senator Michaelia Cash as Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business. ALA also congratulates Steve Irons on his new appointment as Assistant Minister for Vocational

Igniting a spirit of discovery

Gerard Mansour, Commissioner

Spotlight on Australia’s Progress on SDG4: Education and Lifelong Learning

Adult Learning Australia supports the Australian Coalition for Education Development’s (ACED) call for a national plan on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Australia is one of 193 countries that have signed onto the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which

We should hope for more

Associate professor Tony Brown

Associate Professor Tony Brown

Latest issue of Quest out now!

In our first issue of Quest for 2019, you can read about: A taste for work Message from the CEO Playing with English Prison radio makes waves Leading by example Tips for building learner confidence ACE news Read the complete

Media release: Lifelong learning and community education create a fairer Australia

Australia’s modern economy and society have created new demands for high levels of literacy and numeracy. Technological advancement and globalisation have decreased the availability of low skills jobs and increased the number of jobs that require high levels of information

2019 AGM

The 2019 ALA Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 12 April 2019, 1.00pm AEST. This year’s AGM will present the 2018 Annual Report and announce the results of this year’s Board elections, via teleconference. All members are welcome to

AQF review

On 12 December 2018, the AQF Review Panel released a discussion paper, and called for submissions. Our response In our response, we recommended that the AQF go further in terms of embracing a lifelong learning model not just to ensure

Greens position on adult and community education

Senator Mehreen Faruqi – Spokesperson for Education and Lifelong Learning How does your party recognise the role of Adult and Community Education in the Australian education system? Lifelong learning is at the very core of the Greens’ principles on education.

NSW Election 2019

In the lead up to the NSW election, Adult Learning Australia contacted the NSW caketaker Government and NSW Labor for their policy positions on the role of community education providers in NSW VET service provision. NSW CAKETAKER GOVERNMENT RESPONSE “Regarding

It Takes a Village – Education is everyone’s business

The It Takes a Village campaign is run by the Community Council for Australia. The campaign aims to encourage Australians to recognise that we all have a role to play in the education of our country’s young people. Positive support

Are you serious about adult learning?

2019 Nominations for the ALA Board are now CLOSED Why nominate? As an ALA Board member, you will bring your energy, expertise and know-how to advance our mission of equitable access to lifelong and lifewide learning. You will also be

AJAL special issue: Lifelong learning and sustainable development

Lifelong learning, specifically adult learning, varies enormously across the world, even within OECD countries, let alone the developing world.

ALA Submission: Victorian Government Royal Commission into Mental Health

Adult Learning Australia (ALA) welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the Victorian Government Royal Commission into Mental Health.

ALA Submission: National Regional, Rural and Remote Education Strategy

ACE offers pathways into learning and work and must be strengthened and supported to get more people living in RRR areas into higher education and vocational training.


PageTurners are short, easy-to-read stories for adults learning to read. Designed by experienced teachers and published by PRACE (Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education). Available now in the ACE Shop.

Lifelong learning: An organising principle

A special lifelong learning paper was commissioned by ALA to mark the Year of Lifelong Learning (YOLL).