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Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia


Celebrating women’s learning

Women of all ages and backgrounds come from across Melbourne, including many from outer suburbs, to be part of the community being built by the River Nile Learning Centre (RNLC) […]

Crafting opportunities

From a remote island off the north coast of mainland Australia, an Indigenous-owned and run organisation is providing local Yolngu people with training for a career in furniture making and […]

A passionate advocate for adult literacy

ALA’s newest board member, Isabel Osuna-Gatty, began her career in adult literacy provision while still living in her home country of Venezuela. Isabel said that she had always wanted to […]

A lifelong commitment to adult education

Elaine Butler has been working in and advocating for the adult and community education sector for more than four decades. So, she has seen an enormous amount of change in […]

Celebrating learners and learning – ALW event winners

Adult Learners Week is celebrated across Australia. Three celebrations were chosen to showcase.

Telling learning stories to encourage others

Every year, a small group of extra-impressive learners are chosen as Adult Learners Week Ambassadors. Meet the 2023 cohort.

Inspiring ALW Scholarship winners

Meet the five outstanding adult learners who are this year’s scholarship winners

It’s never too late to celebrate adult learning

Speakers at the launch of Adult Learners Week 2023 were living embodiments of the Week’s It’s never too late theme.

Easy to read news for adult learners

The Westcoast Reader is a Canadian newspaper that adapts the news for readers who want to improve their English reading and language skills.

No more waiting at Bus Stop

Bus Stop Films, a not-for-profit organisation that teaches film-making to people with an intellectual disability, is shifting attitudes about disability on and off screen.

Jump starting literacy

Hub Cap in Geraldton, WA is a free literacy program for men, many of whom have spent their lives hiding their struggles with reading and writing.

Off the streets and into education

Transition 2 Success is an education program that aims to nip youth crime in the bud and keep young Queenslanders on track.

Riding the trails

A huge uptick in cycling since COVID is creating new business opportunities for the bike savvy in Victoria’s Yarra Valley and a Box Hill Institute bike maintenance course is in demand.

Learning on the road to recovery

Odyssey House NSW provides adult education to help residents recovering from addiction to develop the skills they need to rebuild their lives.

Adult learning for absolutely everyone

Mitch Tambo and a range of speakers launched ALW2022 with uplifting stories about the power of adult education to change the course of people’s lives.

Adult Learning Australia

Adult Learning Australia