Professional Development

CCA offers a number of innovative professional development services, including online professional networks for member staff and web conference room discussions.  We also provide induction, orientation and coaching/mentoring opportunities for new senior managers in the community education sector.

Advocacy and Public Relations

CCA represents and advocates for our community education member organisations, promotes the community education sector and fosters support and recognition of adult education in a community setting.  We undertake ongoing engagement with Commonwealth, state, territory, and local governments and agencies.  We raise awareness of the sector with the key stakeholders, the media and the public, and identify partnership and business opportunities with other industry groups and service providers.


CCA has recently commenced a national program to provide governance assistance and technical advice to senior staff and boards of directors of our member organisations.


CCA provides commentary and input into vocational education and training (VET), adult education and youth education policy debates.  This includes advocating for our members’ interests and recommendations via government submissions, participation in industry forums and dialogue with business groups.  CCA aims to ensure that Australia achieves a more skilled workforce that supports future productivity via inclusive education and training opportunities.  Because community education providers undertake extensive work with vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians, they assist in reducing unemployment, promoting local and regional development, and creating a more just and equal Australia.

Insurance, Business and Other Services

Coverforce_CMYK_posCCA provides a group insurance scheme in partnership with our selected insurance broker, Coverforce.  This scheme provides significant discounts and policies that are specifically tailored for not-for-profit adult and community education providers. Coverforce works with each organisation to ensure that they receive the best value and insurance policies that cover their specific needs.

Other services that CCA provides to members include benchmarking, individual member support, newsletters and industry updates, information technology discounts and our annual conference.  For further information on membership services, please contact CCA office on (02) 9233 3634 or via email at

Group Tendering

CCA facilitates groups of community education providers, and (when appropriate) acts as the ‘lead’ in group-wide tendering, for delivering training through consortia of not-for-profit community providers.  Collectively, our member institutions deliver projects that provide significant benefits for continuing education and provide highly professional outcomes for community, business and government agencies.