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Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Sector events

A snapshot of 2021/22 sector events.


June '21

Adult Education in Global Times (AEGT) 2021 Conference 3 – 6 June

Register here

CCA National ACE Summit: Foundation Skills and the Aged Care Workforce 29 June

Click here for more information


Jul '21


Aug '21

23-29 August, 2021

National Skills Week

Now moving into its eleventh year, National Skills Week will again set out to bring to life the positive messages, highlighting the talents, the skills, the career pathways and the value of apprentices and trainees across Australia to the wider public and employers. The week is dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning.

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Sept '21

Adult Learner’s Week

September 1, 2021

Adult Learner’s Week Launch

Adult Learners’ Week is a UNESCO initiative supported in Australia by the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training and coordinated by Adult Learning Australia. Adult Learners’ Week runs from 1–8 September and incorporates International Literacy Day, which is celebrated annually on September 8.

Adult Learners’ Week in Australia is part of an international festival of adult learning.

More details here.


International Conference for Neighbourhood Centres

‘Social Justice: the unfinished journey’

September 13 to 17, 2021

Sydney, Australia and online

More information


September 14, 2021

IFS Conference 2021 | Humanitix

Hosted virtually by the Local Community Services Association (LCSA) in partnership with the International Federation of Settlements and Neighbourhood Centres (IFS) and proudly supported by the Australian Neighbourhood House & Centres Association (ANHCA), the IFS Conference brings together the global network of Neighbourhood and Community Centres to engage around the theme of “Social Justice: The Unfinished Journey, Global Issues – Local Solutions”.

Learn more

Oct '21

October 8-12, 2021

Public Pedagogies Institute 2021 Public Seminar Series – Publicness’

Weekly 2 hour interactive seminars.

For more information contact Karen Charman –


Nov '21

November 8-11, 2021

The Global Learning Festival

Co led by Wyndham City Council and Melton City Council, this festival invites the community to participate in free, online learning events from around the world and experience firsthand the benefits that lifelong learning can bring to you, especially during uncertain times.

Expressions of Interest are opening shortly, so if you would like to consider hosting an event, go to


November 16-17, 2021

2021 ACEA  international virtual conference: Innovation in Interesting Times

Corrections Education and Corrections educators faced many challenges over the past two years.  If your jurisdictions/prisons/correctional/youth justice services implemented new integrated and innovative education and training programs in the past two years, especially those that included an evaluation component, take the opportunity to showcase it and share your outcomes with ACEA members and practitioners from many jurisdictions across the world at our Virtual International conference on 16 – 17 November on the theme of ‘Innovation in Interesting Times.’

This is an opportunity to share your knowledge and experience in delivering quality education programs and services in adult and or youth custodial settings or for those on community orders.

Call for presentations


Dec '21


Jan '22


Feb '22


Mar '22

March 15-17, 2022

National Apprentice Employment Network 2022 Conference: Adaption & Opportunity

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, TAS

It was disappointing to have to cancel the original planned date in August as a result of the COVID outbreak, but we are delighted to be presenting what promises to be an outstanding event next March. The good news is that early bird discounts will be extended until 30 September 2021.

Click here to register


Apr '22


May '22




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