Healthcare workers in Sydney are prescribing art classes instead of medication as an antidote to stress, depression and loneliness and to improve the health and wellbeing of older people in their communities.
Almost 20 years ago Adult Literacy tutors Anne Dunn, Chris Malakar, Moira Hanrahan with Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education (PRACE) launched PageTurners, a best selling series of books for adult literacy students.
A health literacy program run through Men’s Sheds is encouraging men to take a more proactive role with their health and take regular physical and mental health check ups as seriously as they do the servicing and maintenance of their cars.
Murnong Mammas is an Indigenous catering group based at Castlemaine Continuing Education in country Victoria. The women have created work for themselves that is meaningful enjoyable and involves lots of experimenting and learning.
34 year old boilermaker Samuel Timney has struggled with literacy since he left school at 15. But becoming a dad and an urge to fulfill a dream prompted him to get help from WA’s Read Write Now program.
A program in Bundaberg QLD helps new parents learn the skills they need for one of life’s most challenging and rewarding jobs. Positive Start Parenting originally began for young single mums but now includes dads and families.
ACT’s Belconnen Arts Centre’s IGNITE Alternative Arts Academy transforms the lives of people with physical and psychosocial disability through the arts. We talked to two participants about the impact of taking part.
Pip Giles’ return to learning as an adult is paying off. She recently got a tattoo of a pair of wings with ‘Believe in yourself’ written underneath. It’s her new motto because she’s found herself doing things she’d never imagined.
A Women’s Shed that teaches women trades skills is flourishing in Orange, New South Wales. Women of all ages are learning trade skills and tool handling skills for the first time. One of them is Carmel Hanrahan, 72.
A partnership between Kensington Neighbourhood House and Linfox offers industry training and a pathway to better paid and more stable work. For process worker Abdulrahman the course has opened a door of opportunity.
Hamlet Café is a not for profit social enterprise that aims to provide Tasmanians who have had trouble finding work with hands on training in hospitality skills, confidence and practical work experience.
A whole-of-community adult literacy campaign based on a revolutionary Cuban education method is having life-changing results in Indigenous communities in outback NSW. Literacy for Life is a campaign, not a course.
As digital technologies become increasingly central to the way we work, live and socialise the disadvantages of not being digitally connected increases. Australians unable to access digital technologies are increasingly being left behind.
A driver education course is helping Indigenous people in regional and rural NSW to get on the road. Getting a driver’s licence for indigenous Australians in remote and regional areas can be a real challenge.
Community Learning Champions in inner Melbourne’s culturally and ethnically diverse neighbourhoods support and encourage friends, neighbours and peers to take up quality learning and employment opportunities.
Adult Learning Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.