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Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Stories

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.

Elsa steps out

For ten years stay-at-home single mum Elsa looked for excuses not to leave the house. A parenting course put her on the path to education, training and a new career.

Maya’s hard work pays off

Maya’s employer encouraged the shy 21-year-old to take up study to improve her foundation skills and help her at work. Now she’s come out of her shell and there’s no stopping her.

A thirst for learning

Childhood illness disrupted Terrence’s schooling and he never really caught up. At 25 he decided to have another go. Bit by bit his confidence grew. Now he’s got his sights set on uni.

Hands-on learning drives success

A life-changing automotive skills program gives young people who are on the wrong path the opportunity to re-set their bearings.

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