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

ALA webinar: Adult language learning through drama

‘Connected: Adult Language Learning through Drama’ (CALLD) is a Sydney Theatre program that combines drama approaches with English language learning for adult migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

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

ALA webinar: Analysing and assessing spelling using spelling knowledges

The teaching of the different spelling knowledges (morphemic, etymological, phonological and visual) is a way of building the linguistic skills and processes that students need to become proficient spellers. These spelling knowledges also provide a useful framework for teachers to

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).

Position vacant: Coordinator Living & Learning Nillumbik

Living & Learning Nillumbik is seeking an enthusiastic leader to play a key role in shaping the future of the organisation.

2019–2020 Pre-budget submission

parliament of aust

Adult Learning Australia has submitted its recommendations for the Commonwealth Government’s Pre-budget Submission process for the 2019–20.

VET review

Vocation training

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

Position vacant: Adult Learning Centre Manager

Join Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Coorporation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for Aboriginal youth in the community, as Adult Learning Centre Manager.

Towards Good Active Ageing For All

The PASCAL International Observatory and Friends of PASCAL (PIMA) established a Special Interest Group (SIG) to examine and report on learning in later life in the context of radical change and dislocation.