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.

Latest issue of Quest out now!

Our final issue of Quest is out now and we’re ending the year on a high with a bunch of stories that celebrate the life-changing power of adult education. This issue features stories about how a greyhound adoption program is

Position vacant: Network Coordinator for Network West

Network West is seeking a Network Coordinator to support, strengthen and advocate for Neighbourhood Houses in the Western Metropolitan Region of Melbourne, using a community development framework. For more info see ethical jobs or contact Sandra Di Giantomasso M: 0437

Media Release: Australian Government re-commits to PIAAC after calls from Adult Learning Australia and other peaks

The  Morrison Government has responded to calls from Adult Learning Australia and other peaks and has now recommitted Australia’s participation in the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) for 2020/21. The Australian Government’s recommitment to PIAAC is critical at a

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