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Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia


ALA support for the Uluru Statement and Voice to Australian Parliament

It’s time for the Uluru Statement and Voice to Australian Parliament to have a rightful place in the Australian Constitution. The most significant achievement our nation as a whole could attain is enabling First Nations Peoples voice to be heard. Support for the key principles of the Uluru Statement provides a much needed opportunity for […]

ALA job opportunity: Manager Projects and Business Development – Part time – negotiable

Looking for a change or a new opportunity? Adult Learning Australia (ALA) is seeking a person who shows initiative and likes a good challenge to join our team as Manager Projects and Business Development.  ALA is seeking a skilled, experienced and self-motivated individual who will be responsible for project management and business development and work […]

Job Vacancy: Network West is looking for a Network Coordinator

Network West is seeking a suitably skilled and experienced Network Coordinator to lead the strengthening, support and advocacy for our member Neighbourhood Houses and Community Centres across the Western Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. Are you experienced in Community Governance, Networking, Community Development and Stakeholder Management? Are you passionate about Connecting, Advocating and Strengthening Community and […]

Do you believe in equitable access to lifelong learning? Nominate for the ALA Board

The Adult Learning Australia (ALA) Board plays a critical role in leading the strategic direction and governance of our organisation, and is accountable to the ALA membership. Our Board members are leaders who bring their experience, expertise and energy to guide and support the organisation to reach its full potential. We currently have 3 board […]

Transforming education and training in Australia: challenges and opportunities

          A hybrid policy forum Hosted by the Australian Coalition for Education and Development (ACED), Adult Learning Australia (ALA), Women in Adult and Vocational Education (WAVE), the Jean Monnet Network on Social and Scientific Innovation on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and the European Union Centre of Excellence at RMIT University […]

Applying practice engagement theory to developing literacy and numeracy

Join us for the first session of the What Works 2023 series! Dr Reder shares how practice engagement theory can help us understand how adults’ use of skills in everyday life affects their lifelong and life-wide learning, their social and economic outcomes, and their overall well-being. You can read Dr Stephen Reder’s full commentary here. […]

Supporting, guiding and enacting learning across working life

A seminar jointly hosted by       February 9th 2023 – 2.00-4.00 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time or 1.00pm to 3.00pm AEST This hybrid seminar will explore the findings of a current study investigating the worklife experiences of Australians. The study captures worklife learning histories, monitoring how work and learning co-occur in the current […]

What to read, watch and listen to over the summer break

We asked our VIPs, ALA Board members and staff for their recommendations for what to read, watch and listen to over the summer break.

What Works Professional Learning Series

What Works 2023 will focus on adult literacy and learning practice. This eight-part online professional learning series brings together experts in the field to explore effective adult reading, writing, and learning strategies  – with a strong emphasis on fun and engagement. Each session will be co-facilitated by Ros Bauer and Jo Medlin with presentations from […]

Seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII)

Adult learning and education for sustainable development – a transformative agenda 15 – 17 June 2022, Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI Preliminary timetable of the hybrid conference Adult Learning Australia has for many years supported and participated in CONFINTEA. The 1997 Hamburg conference saw a large […]

Inspiring stories of adult education in Quest

Our latest issue of Quest celebrates inspiring stories of the transformative power of adult education  — from Adult Learners Week keynote speakers, learning ambassadors, scholarship winners and more. During the launch of Adult Learners Week, guest speaker Brendan Murray shared how confronting it was to admit he could barely read and write at the age […]

ALA and TAFE Directors Australia issue joint statement

Media release Following on from the Jobs and Skills Summit, and on the final day of Adult Learners Week, TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) and Adult Learning Australia (ALA) issue a joint statement of common interest. The federal government’s $1.1 billion funding pledge for fee-free TAFE places across Australia is critical to addressing national skill shortages. […]

Jobs and Skills Summit – ACE and equity

Adult Learning Australia was invited to participate in the Commonwealth Government’s Jobs and Skills Summit – 1–2 Sept 2022 – at Parliament House Canberra as well as pre-summit Ministerial round tables. At the Jobs and Skills Summit and Ministerial roundtables, we highlighted the role of adult community education (ACE) as an essential mechanism that can […]

New issue of Australian Journal of Adult Learning out now!

This issue of AJAL is focused on three important areas of adult learning, professional learning, transition pathways to higher education and adult learning in the context of COVID 19. The articles represent the broad context of adult learning in Australia and internationally. In this edition, articles inform us on professional learning in policing and help […]

Recruitment of General Manager

General Manager – Pines Learning Do you inspire others? Are you a strategic thinker? Can you balance your business acumen with creativity and compassion? Then look no further!  Located in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, Pines Learning (, is looking for a dynamic leader to maximise the growth opportunities for the Centre. Pines Learning provides […]

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