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Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia


Stories of lifechanging adult education in our latest issue of Quest

Our latest issue of Quest unearths great stories of lifechanging adult education  — from Adult Learners Week keynote speakers, learning ambassadors, scholarship winners and more. During the launch of Adult Learners Week, guest speaker Simon Fenech shared how hitting rock bottom after his release from prison was the catalyst for his role as a mentor. […]

ALA webinar: A national conversation – adult numeracy approaches – what works? Part III

Adult Learning Australia’s national conversation continues, bringing together representatives of leading adult education organisations to explore ‘adult numeracy approaches – what works’ in response to the Federal government’s inquiry into adult literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills in Australia.   Welcome Annette Foley – President – Adult Learning Australia Annette is an Associate Professor of Adult […]

ALA webinar: A national conversation – adult literacy approaches – what works? Part II

Adult Learning Australia’s national conversation continues, bringing together leading adult education organisations to explore their submissions into the Australian federal government’s inquiry into adult literacy and its importance.   Welcome Judith McKay, Executive Board Member, Adult Learning Australia Judith is based in Darwin and is engaged as a contractor to develop the capacity of local […]

PIMA webinar: Ecofeminism makes sense: Towards life-affirming Adult Learning and Education (ALE)

PIMA webinar series: climate justice and ALE presents Ecofeminism makes sense: Towards life-affirming Adult Learning and Education (ALE) A webinar co-hosted by PIMA, ALA, CASAE and SCUTREA   Climate justice, including social, gender and economic justice, is attained by foregrounding the needs and interests of the people who have contributed least to climate catastrophes yet […]

New issue of Australian Journal of Adult Learning out now!

The latest issue of the Australian Journal of Adult Learning (AJAL) has been written at a time when we find ourselves living in the second year of a global pandemic, which has changed the nature of how we live, work and learn in Australia and the rest of the world. Volume 61, Number 2, July […]

Is readability really important?

Dr Cath Ferguson, School of Education, Edith Cowan University

The Inquiry into Victoria’s Criminal Justice System and ACE

ACEVic and Adult Learning Australia’s submission to the ‘Inquiry into Victoria’s criminal justice system’. The focus of this submission is on strategies to reduce rates of criminal recidivism. ACE organisations can help to reduce recidivism by supporting: incarcerated adults to build literacy, numeracy digital and employability skills through non-accredited education programs offenders exiting the criminal […]

Jobs and skills needed for the future

Adam Boyton, National Skills Commissioner

Acknowledging the ACE sector

Hon. Gayle Tierney MP, Minister for Training and Skills and Minister for Higher Education, Victoria

Shearer training to address a national shortage, DIY coffin making classes, #ALW2021 news and more in Quest.

Our latest issue of Quest is out! You’ll find stories about how a training program for new shearers in Victoria is turning lives around, how a DIY coffin course in Tasmania is breaking down taboos, the latest on Adult Learners Week and expert tips for successful events (Covid or no Covid), news from our Board, […]

ALA’s response to the AMEP Reforms discussion paper

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is one of the longest-standing settlement services, offering free English language tuition to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants to improve their English language skills and settle into Australia. It celebrated 70 years of delivery in 2019. In August 2020, the Australian Government ​announced major legislative reforms to the AMEP that […]

Adult Learners Week 2021

Change your story during ALW2021 Adult Learners Week is celebrated at the beginning of Spring with hundreds of events and activities promoting the benefits of learning. Learning gives us knowledge of the world around us. It can help us transform into something new – something better. Why not begin or continue your renewal by joining […]

Tax dedications for Educators

You may be able to claim deductions for your work-related expenses. These are expenses you incur to earn your income as a teacher or education professional. The ATO has prepared a range of resources to help Teachers and Education Professionals this tax time. It’s important that everyone understands what they can and can’t claim at […]

New issue of Australian Journal of Adult Learning out now!

In the first edition of 2021, we have a diverse range of articles representing adult learning in higher education, adult education and its capacity to prevent poverty, and an article on older adult learning. Volume 61, Number 1, April 2021 Psychological distress among students in enabling education Johanna Nieuwoudt Try before you buy: Using enabling […]

Adult Learners Week Launch 2021

Be inspired by people who have changed their life stories through learning. Our MC Catherine Deveny – our MC, is a writer, comedian, author and speaker well known for her work as a columnist with The Age newspaper, as a Melbourne International Comedy Festival favourite and as an ABC regular. She has appeared on ABC’s […]


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