During the current Sydney COVID-19 lockdown, all CCA staff are working remotely, and we are attending to business as usual on behalf of our members. There could be an occasional delay in reaching us by telephone, so we encourage you to email us at admin@cca.edu.au if you need to get in contact.

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Major new report examines non-accredited adult and community education training in New South Wales

A major new report from Riverina Community College examines non-accredited training within the New South Wales Adult and Community Education (ACE) Program. Entitled Supporting Pathways in Learning and Life, the report notes that, “While accredited education is a mainstay of the NSW ACE sector’s delivery of quality training, non-accredited programs have been playing, in recent years, an increasingly vital role Continue Reading

Planning for training recommencement: A guide for ACE providers

In the following article, CCA’s CEO, Dr Don Perlgut, outlines the importance for Australian adult and community education (ACE) providers to commence planning for recommencement of training in coming months, as vaccination rates increase. Background Despite a devastating wave of COVID-19 infections since late June, both New South Wales and Victoria are making plans for a re-opening in October, following Continue Reading

National vocational education and training student numbers report in COVID year one

The national vocational education and training (VET) student data from “COVID year one” – the 2020 calendar year – is now available, and shows a national decline of 260,240 (6.2%) from 2019 to 2020, from 4,181,535 to 3,921,285 students. Drawing on reports from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), CCA has analysed the data, and produced the report Continue Reading

Adult Literacy Documentary Series “Lost for Words” premieres on SBS TV

SBS TV will premiere its new adult literacy television documentary series, Lost for Words, commencing Wednesday 22 September on SBS at 8.30pm, as well as on SBS On Demand. Lost for Words follows eight Australians taking on a life-changing opportunity to transform their lives in an intensive nine-week long adult literacy program. Hosted and narrated by literacy advocate Jay Laga’aia (pictured), Continue Reading

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