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ALA Response to the Human Services Inquiry – Productivity Commission Issues Paper

Adult Learning Australia’s recent submission in response to proposed reforms identified in the Human Services Inquiry Productivity Commission Issues Paper focused on the role of ACE, literacy skills, accessibility, wellbeing, regional and remote areas, and provision for redress and complaints.

Planned webinars 2017

Upcoming ALA and LLN webinars for 2017 Please note that there may yet be changes to the schedule. More detail about the individual sessions will be posted here as topics and presenters are confirmed. Thursday, 23rd February @ 1:00 pm

Calls for expression of interest

Editor of the Australian Journal of Adult Learning The Australian Journal of Adult Learning (AJAL) has been published on behalf of Adult Learning Australia for over 55 years and is widely recognised as the leading journal in Australia on adult

Tips for volunteer numeracy tutors

As well as having a good working relationship with their adult learners, volunteer numeracy tutors need enthusiasm, inventiveness and a handy toolkit of techniques, strategies and resources to make their sessions interesting. Here’s our tips for adult numeracy tutors. 1.

Press release: Ensuring access to skills and training for all Australians

PRESS RELEASE 31 January 2017 Adult Learning Australia welcomes the Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s focus on ensuring access for all Australians to the skills and training they need for ‘a decent job’ and ‘a good life’. At the National Press

Press release – update on Getting of Wisdom

PRESS RELEASE 25 January 2017 The Getting of Wisdom: Focus on later life learning in Victoria   International experts will converge in Victoria next month to share expertise and learn from Australia’s experience of working with older learners. The Getting

Getting of wisdom – Learning in later life

Getting of wisdom – Learning in later life International Exchange and Conferences (12–18 Feb 2017)

International Exchange and Conferences (12–18 Feb 2017) A unique collaboration between researchers in Europe, Australia & New Zealand The one week Exchange (12–18 Feb 2017), including three one day conferences, is a unique collaboration between the Education and Learning by

The Australia We Want Report

The Aust we want report

The Community Council for Australia (CCA) released ‘The Australia We Want’, report in October. It asks us to imagine a different kind of Australia than the one we have now. One based on creativity, sustainability, kindness and generosity, where innovation

Tips for getting the most out of a conference

Getting the full benefit of a conference involves some focus and forward planning. 1 Make a plan Identify what you want to get out of the conference. Think about what attracted you to the conference, what you hope to learn, who

Exploring ACE partnerships with Victoria’s Public Libraries

Adult Learning Australia, along with Victorian ACE peaks, recently attended a round-table discussion with representatives of the State Library of Victoria (SLV) and the Public Libraries Victoria Network (PLVN). The discussion largely focussed on ways PLVN could tap into community-based

Every Day You Learn Something

‘Learning for Life? Neighbourhood Houses, Adult Learning and Transitions to Higher Education’ – a mini book on learning in ACE and Neighbourhood houses. By Dr Tracey Ollis, Professor Karen Starr, Cheryl Ryan, Dr Jennifer Angwin, Ursula Harrison, Deakin University From

Learning precinct a win for local community

The announcement of a Footscray Learning Precinct is exciting news for locals of Melbourne’s inner west. The Footscray Learning Precinct proposes to link, expand and upgrade learning spaces across the inner west, providing better learning opportunities for students at all ages

Job Vacancy: Project Officer – Aboriginal Adult Literacy Campaign – Boggabilla Toomelah

Employer: Literacy for Life Foundation Work Type/s: Contract Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Education & Training, Indigenous, Project Management Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP) Location: Regional NSW

Collaborating to improve adult literacy

Many adults face barriers in their daily lives due to low levels of literacy and numeracy, including social isolation and mental health issues. A significant body of research shows that with improved literacy and numeracy skills, Australian adults could better

Champions for lifelong learning

Community Learning Champions in inner Melbourne’s culturally and ethnically diverse neighbourhoods support and encourage friends, neighbours and peers to take up quality learning and employment opportunities. The idea for a peer support program to encourage lifelong learning came about because of unscrupulous marketing practices by

Release of the Foundation Skills Assessment Tool

On 12 September 2016, the Department of Education and Training launched the Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT). FSAT is a free, interactive online tool designed to identify and measure an individual’s foundation skill levels (English language, literacy and numeracy skills

Healthy cooking class serves up fun

Food rescue charity OzHarvest is running an education program for people on low incomes to learn about cooking healthy food on a budget. At Adelaide’s Hackham West Community Centre a group of 15 people peel carrots, chop onions and boil

Forum: Community based adult learning, health and wellbeing

Adult Learning Australia is committed to equitable lifelong and lifewide learning. This is a central aspect of the adult and community education (ACE) sector’s role in supporting the Australian community. Recent reforms in mental health emphasise ‘person-centred approaches and choices’.

New ALA policy on mental health

Adult Learning Australia’s (ALA) commitment to equitable lifelong and lifewide learning is a central aspect of the adult and community education (ACE) sector’s role in supporting the Australian community. Recent reforms in mental health emphasise ‘person-centred approaches and choices’. ALA

Tips for using Twitter to promote your event

Whether you’re running a conference, a community meeting or launching a new program, using Twitter means you can expand the size of the audience taking part and spread the word about the great work your organisation does. Here’s our tips for using Twitter to promote your event.