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Adult and Community Education (ACE) Sector Statement – Victoria

Adult and community education peak bodies – Adult and Community Education Victoria (ACEVic), Neighbourhood Houses Victoria (NHV), Adult Learning Australia (ALA) and Community Colleges Australia (CCA) welcome The Future of Adult and Community Education in Victoria 2020-2025 Ministerial Statement which

Media release: Victorian Government recognises the essential role of adult and community education

Future of ACE in Vic

Adult Learning Australia, the national peak body for adult community education (ACE), welcomes the Victorian Government’s commitment to ACE through a Ministerial Statement that acknowledges its transformative power and unique strengths. In launching the Ministerial Statement on the Future of

ALA podcast: Social procurement – A great opportunity for new and existing social enterprises

About this podcast Social procurement is a rapidly emerging opportunity for social enterprises to start, grow and scale their businesses and their social impact. In 2017, Social Traders worked with 15 corporate and government buyers to support their procurement teams

A celebration of outstanding achievement in adult education

A young father who can now read stories to his daughter, a formerly homeless mother of five who now has a bright future, and a young woman with severe hearing loss who can now communicate using Auslan are the recipients

Adult education is the key to tackling some of Australia’s major challenges

Digital transformation, an ageing population and growing inequality are urgent challenges in Australia that adult education can solve according to Adult Learning Australia, the national peak body for adult and community education. Downloads: Adult education is the key to tackling

New issue of Australian Journal of Adult Learning out now!

Volume 59, Number 2, July 2019 Interactivity, connectedness and ‘teacher-presence’: Engaging and retaining students online Cathy Stone & Matthew Springer A picture paints a thousand words: Collage-making in higher education problem-based learning Sarah Gat, Margalit Pade & Michael Averech Bar

Asia Pacific Civil Society Spotlight Reports on SDG 4

ACED Members

The Asia Pacific Civil Society Spotlight Reports on SDG 4 prepared by ASPBAE and national education coalitions in 16 countries in the Asia-Pacific Region (including ACED) were launched during the side event on ‘Education to End Inequality and Promote Peace’

Empowerment to compliance

Stephen Black

Dr Stephen Black, UTS

Adult Learning Australia congratulates Ministerial appointments in Education and Skills

Adult Learning Australia congratulates Dan Tehan on his re-appointment as Minister for Education, and Senator Michaelia Cash as Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business. ALA also congratulates Steve Irons on his new appointment as Assistant Minister for Vocational

Igniting a spirit of discovery

Gerard Mansour, Commissioner

Spotlight on Australia’s Progress on SDG4: Education and Lifelong Learning

Adult Learning Australia supports the Australian Coalition for Education Development’s (ACED) call for a national plan on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Australia is one of 193 countries that have signed onto the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which

We should hope for more

Associate professor Tony Brown

Associate Professor Tony Brown

Latest issue of Quest out now!

In our first issue of Quest for 2019, you can read about: A taste for work Message from the CEO Playing with English Prison radio makes waves Leading by example Tips for building learner confidence ACE news Read the complete

Media release: Lifelong learning and community education create a fairer Australia

Australia’s modern economy and society have created new demands for high levels of literacy and numeracy. Technological advancement and globalisation have decreased the availability of low skills jobs and increased the number of jobs that require high levels of information

AQF review

On 12 December 2018, the AQF Review Panel released a discussion paper, and called for submissions. Our response In our response, we recommended that the AQF go further in terms of embracing a lifelong learning model not just to ensure

Greens position on adult and community education

Senator Mehreen Faruqi – Spokesperson for Education and Lifelong Learning How does your party recognise the role of Adult and Community Education in the Australian education system? Lifelong learning is at the very core of the Greens’ principles on education.

NSW Election 2019

In the lead up to the NSW election, Adult Learning Australia contacted the NSW caketaker Government and NSW Labor for their policy positions on the role of community education providers in NSW VET service provision. NSW CAKETAKER GOVERNMENT RESPONSE “Regarding

It Takes a Village – Education is everyone’s business

The It Takes a Village campaign is run by the Community Council for Australia. The campaign aims to encourage Australians to recognise that we all have a role to play in the education of our country’s young people. Positive support

AJAL special issue: Lifelong learning and sustainable development

Lifelong learning, specifically adult learning, varies enormously across the world, even within OECD countries, let alone the developing world.

ALA Submission: Victorian Government Royal Commission into Mental Health

Adult Learning Australia (ALA) welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the Victorian Government Royal Commission into Mental Health.

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