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Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia


4th National Australian Men’s Shed Association Conference

Registrations for the Brisbane Conference now open 21-23 August Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Registrations are now open for the 4th National Australian Men’s Shed Conference, to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is expected to attract over 400 delegates and will promote the spread of Sheds throughout the nation. It will […]

Australian College of Educators Education for Equity Conference

The 2011 ACE National Conference is a “must attend” event for all educators, leaders, policy makers, researchers, advocates, community board members and anyone who is passionate about equity in education in contemporary Australia. The aim is to give fresh consideration to equity in the current Australian education context and contribute to a robust equity framework […]

A Literature Review of International Adult Literacy Policies

This March 2011 report from the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) in Ireland summarises and discusses research on adult literacy policies and initiatives in Australia, Canada, Finland, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, the United Kingdom (England), and the USA. Initiatives and countries were chosen based on their relevance to the Irish context. In all countries chosen, […]

20th Anniversary for Adult Ed in Victoria

2011 marks the 20th anniversary of state legislation for Adult Education in Victoria. This was the first whole of state and legislative support for Adult and Community Education. To celebrate this milestone, the Department of Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) are commissioning a book which will look back on the 20 years and what […]

ePortfolios Australia Conference in Perth

Following on from the success of ePortfolios Australia Conference 2010, the ePortfolios Australia Conference 2011 will bring together national and international educators and thought leaders to showcase the ways e-portfolio practice is making a difference to adult education in Australia. The Conference will be held at Curtin University in Perth on the 17 – 18 October […]

ACAL Conference 2011

The Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL) Conference will be held  27 -28 September 2011 in Melbourne. It will provide an opportunity to articulate, demonstrate and celebrate the vitality of the Literacy, Language and Numeracy field in Australia. The conference title is Literacy on the Map: Common Visions, Different Paths. It signals the potential for […]

2010 Annual General Meeting

Minutes of AGM 2010 Presidents Report 2010 Treasurers Report CEOs Report New Board Members Profiles

UN Commission on the Status of Women

Elaine Butler, the convenor of Women in Adult and Vocational Education has been chosen as one of three women to represent Australian women at the UN Commission on the Status of Women. The major theme for 2011 is: Access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion […]

Presidents Update – Feb 2011

Dear ALA Member You may recall that in the lead up to the 2010 Federal election, ALA worked with its members to create a Policy Platform. The platform now forms the basis of our conversations with government, and our responses to various inquiries. However, in addition to your input into the overall policy platform, we […]

Global Campaign for Education

See the Big Read film made by the Global Campaign for Education because of the actions taken during 2009 Global Action Week.

Adult Learning Australia

Adult Learning Australia