Upcoming events

Adult Learning Australia runs forums throughout the year and also offers regular online professional development webinars. Most ALA webinars are free of charge to members.

To register for an ALA webinar, select the webinar you want to attend then:

  • ALA members can register then log in using their ALA member username and password.
  • Non members can Join ALA to access our webinars for free or simply register and follow the prompts to pay for an individual webinar.

To participate in a webinar, you need an Internet connection, microphone and headphones. Here is the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing participant guide. Members can access past webinar recordings here. If you have any difficulties, please contact us at membership@ala.asn.au.


2018 calendar preview

#lifechanger series

14 Feb @ 1 pm AEDT: The impact of a ‘She’ll be right!’ approach to ACE – Panel discussion

7 Mar @ 1 pm AEDT: Young ACE entrepreneurs – Andrew Lord, Port Macquarie Community College

14 Mar @ 1 pm AEDT: The far reaching impacts of Whānau literacy (intergenerational) programmes in Aotearoa, New Zealand – Literacy Aotearoa

21 Mar @ 1 pm AEDT: ACSF validation session – Philippa McLean, Escalier McLean

18 April @ 1 pm AEST: Having fun with numeracy – Dave Tout, ACER

9 May @ 1 pm AEST: Personal support program – Alison Harker, Community Centres SA

21 May @ 1 pm AEST: Variety is the Spice of Life! Enhancing volunteer access for CaLD and people with a disability – Gilda Davies, Volunteering WA

6 June @ 1 pm AEST: The accidental counsellor – Claire Leach, ACE Community Colleges

13 June @ 1 pm AEST: ACSF validation session – Philippa McLean, Escalier McLean

18 July @ 1 pm AEST: Lifelong learning communities and cities – Sally Edwards, Melton City Council

5 Sept @ 1 pm AEST: ACSF validation session – Philippa McLean, Escalier McLean

14 Nov@ 1 pm AEDT: ACSF validation session – Philippa McLean, Escalier McLean

#AdultEducation exemplar series

Adult learning principles in practice – Dr Tracey Ollis

Designing learning and assessments for adults – Dr Damian Blake

Diversity in adult and lifelong learning – Dr Cheryl Ryan

#YOLL2018 Summit

17 April: Year of Lifelong Learning Summit

Presenter: Phillipa McLean, Escalier McLean
When: Wednesday 21st March at 1pm AEDT
Duration: 1 hr
Cost: ALA Webinars are FREE to ALA Members. Cost to Non-Members is $50, payable online.

This webinar is for adult language, literacy and numeracy practitioners to come together and look at aspects of quality assessment.  It provides an excellent opportunity to gain external validation of tasks mapped to the Australian core Skills Framework (ACSF). The

When: 17 April 2018 @ Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) The Cube, Federation Square, Flinders St Melbourne, VIC
Duration: 8:45 am – 1:00 pm AEST
Cost: $55 non-members | $20 ALA members

From ideal to real How can lifelong learning contribute to a healthy, productive, inclusive and sustainable Australia? Adult Learning Australia is bringing together leaders from across adult education, community, social services, government and business to build a vision for lifelong