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Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia


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.

Moving on to a better life

A WA-based careers program assists women who have suffered family and domestic violence on the path to financial independence.

Bilingual course engineers success

A Bendigo-based program that combines English language and
vocational skills training is creating new careers and helping local industry.

Prisoner training opens doors

A prison based graphic design program aims to give ex-offenders a career path out of prison and help former inmates to break the cycle of re-offending.

Coffee changes lives

There’s a coffee buzz at Hackham West Community Centre in Adelaide’s south. Barista training is adding energy, teaching practical hospitality skills and
bringing new people through the doors.

Adult Learning Australia

Adult Learning Australia