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Media release: Adult and community education plays a vital role in VET

Adult Learning Australia (ALA) welcomes the announcement of a review into vocational education and training (VET) by the Federal Government. ALA will work to assist the review and advance the interests of not for profit adult and community providers and

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,

Media Release: OECD Survey of Adult Skills

Adult Learning Australia (ALA) and the Australian Council of Adult Literacy (ACAL) urge the Morrison Government not to withdraw Australia from the OECD Survey of Adult Skills. The OECD Survey of Adult Skills (or PIAAC) measures adult skills and competencies

Minister’s statement to Adult Learners’ Week

Message from Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education Adult Learners’ Week 2018 – AMEP 70th Anniversary   Read the full message: Minister’s statement to Adult Learners’ week

Teaching and Teacher Education Conference – December 2018

Australian Council of Deans of Education Vocational Education Group (ACDEVEG)  is hosting: Building confidence in VET Practice: 4th Annual Conference on VET Teaching and VET Teacher Education Date: 6–7 December 2018 Location: Melbourne campus of the Central Queensland University. Workshops

Victorian ACE Statement

Adult Learning Australia joined together with Neighbourhoud Houses Vic, ACEVic, and Community Colleges Australia to support a sector statement submitted to the Hon. Gayle Tierney, MLC, the Victorian Minister of Training and Skills. 2018 ACE Sector Statement

Position vacant: VALBEC Conference – administrator required

As part of VALBEC’s commitment to provide quality professional learning to its members, an annual conference is organised, usually in May of each year. Our long term conference administrator, Don MacDowall, has done a great job for many years, however,

Latest Quest – out now!

Our third issue of Quest for 2018 features a range of stories about adult learning programs and the people involved in them from around Australia. This issue features a round up of this year’s highly successful Adult Learners’ Week as well

Future Opportunities for Adult Learners in Victoria discussion paper

The Future Opportunities for Adult Learners in Victoria discussion paper called for contributions on how adult community education could potentially make an even greater contribution to improving the lives of Victorians facing significant barriers to accessing accredited training and securing

Adult Learners’ Week 2018 – Learning Changes Lives

September 1 – 8 This year the theme of Adult Learners’ Week is ‘Learning changes lives’.   We want to promote the idea that learning as an adult can help people turn their lives around and can be a transformative

Position vacant – Education Pathways Coordinator at ASRC

We are  looking for an exceptional individual with a diverse skill set and extensive experience across the adult learning sector. The successful applicant will join the ASRC Education Team and key responsibilities will include: Coordinating the current ASRC English as an Alternative Language

Position vacant – Volunteer Development Officer at Maribyrnong City Council

This is an exciting opportunity for a community development professional to bring innovative approaches to the implementation of Maribyrnong City Council’s recently adopted Volunteer Strategy. Your commitment to excellence in volunteer practice and interest to work collaboratively within the organisation

Fighting for better workplace literacy and numeracy

Call for a National Strategy In a statement of collaboration released today, the Australian Industry Group has committed to work together with Adult Learning Australia, The Australian Council for Adult Literacy, Community Colleges Australia and the Reading and Writing Hotline

AEGT International Research Conference

An International Research Conference – June 4-7, 2020 Make plans now to attend this unique multi-organisational research conference at the University of British Columbia. The conference will feature presentations by scholars from throughout the world. Read more: Conference details The

Scholarship for an emerging young leader to attend the ASPBAE Adult Education training in New Zealand

In support of the Year of Lifelong Learning #YOLL2018, Adult Learning Australia is offering one scholarship for an emerging young leader from Australia to attend the Basic Leadership Course hosted by Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE)

Positions vacant: Projects Manager and Learn Local Quality Partnership Coordinator

Wyndham CEC is currently recruiting for two full-time roles: Projects Manager – The Projects Manager will be employed to manage a range of projects delivered through Wyndham CEC’s Training Services and Community Strengthening Units (TSU & CSU). The Projects Manager

Position vacant: Education manager – VIC

Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre is seeking an Education Manager for a 2yr fixed term position. For a full Position Description see FSNLC website, www.fsnlc.net Email applications to Cathy Connop, Centre Manager, addressing the Key Selection Criteria along with a current

2018 International VET Practitioner Fellowships

2018 International VET Practitioner Fellowships – now open The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) in partnership with the International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute) are offering ten (10) International Fellowships of $13,000 each. The Department of Education and

Surplus is not a dirty word

By Dr Mark Brophy, CEO, Williamstown Community and Education Centre Inc.   I often get the question. ‘If your community centre is a not-for-profit charity, why does it need to keep making profits? And you have all this money in

Media release: Record boost for Neighbourhood Houses, TAFE & jobs in Victoria

The Andrews Government’s strong investment in neighbourhood houses and its commitment to rebuilding the public education system in Victoria is to be congratulated, says Adult Learning Australia, the national peak body for adult and community education. With additional funding of

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