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, 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

ALA summit: Towards a national lifelong learning policy for Australia

From ideal to real The aim of our Summit was to put lifelong learning centre stage by bringing together leaders from across adult education, community, social services, government and business to build a vision for lifelong learning in Australia. Download

New head for International Council for Adult Education

Activist for Indigenous adult education, Associate Professor Sandy Morrison of Waikato University New Zealand has been elected head of the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE). When she was a girl Sandy Morrison didn’t enjoy singing and performing on stage

Media release: Adult Learning Australia congratulates the new leader of The Nationals

Adult Learning Australia, the national peak body for adult and community education (ACE), congratulates the new Leader of The Nationals, the Hon Michael McCormack. Rural and regional Australians experience significant disadvantage when it comes to access to jobs and education.

Media release and submission: ALA welcomes Labor’s shake-up of post-school education

Adult Learning Australia, the national peak body for adult and community education (ACE), welcomes Labor’s commitment to an inquiry into Australia’s post-school education system, and the acknowledgement that the status quo is not working. “This has been a long time

ALA’s 2018-2019 pre budget submission

Adult Learning Australia submitted to the Australian Government’s 2018–19 Budget through the pre-Budget submission process. This submission took into account ALA’s policies and the information we gathered from our members through member participation in our conference, forums, webinars and feedback.

Want to join the ALA team? We’re hiring!

Project and Administration Officer – click for more info. Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time Classification/s: Administration, Education & Training Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP) Location: Footscray Applications close February 9th 2018.

Lifelong learning in Australia: putting practice into policy and policy into practice – workshop report, 28 November 2017

A forum hosted by Melton City Council with partners, Adult Learning Australia, RMIT and the Australian Learning Communities Network, which brought together practitioners from the learning and education sectors to discuss international and national perspectives on lifelong learning. It also

Socio-cultural learning and Aboriginal adult English LLN delivery

A case study commissioned by the Australian Government funded Whole of Community Engagement initiative (led by Charles Darwin University) documents Yuendumu communities’ experience of literacy development and socio-cultural learning.  The case study has been written to inform discussion and debate,

Australia’s contribution to the replenishment of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

ALA cosigned a letter to The Honourable Julie Bishop MP supporting Australia’s contribution to the replenishment of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). The GPE is the only global fund dedicated solely to strengthening education systems in the world’s poorest countries.