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Australia’s ACE Sector Ready to Assist Growth in Aged Care Workforce

Australia’s adult and community education (ACE) providers are poised and ready to work with Commonwealth and state governments to help expand and train new workers. Budget Aged Care Workforce Commitment This week’s Commonwealth Budget promised a $652 million workforce strategy that includes upskilling of the existing workforce, and subsidised training for 33,800 new aged care workers at Certificate III level Continue Reading

Commonwealth Government Commits to Foundation Skills in Budget

The Commonwealth Government has commenced with a major commitment to foundation skills – language, literacy, numeracy, digital and employability skills – as part of this year’s Budget. In a pre-Budget interview, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said, “We have initiatives to try to get some of the long term unemployed into roles with more specialist intensive support as well as a focus Continue Reading

May 2021 Budget: the most important for ACE providers in years

This week’s Commonwealth Budget is the most important one for the Australian adult and community education (ACE) sector in many years. The Federal Budget in 2021/22 and the ACE Sector “Federal Government budgets don’t usually mean much for the operations of Australia’s not-for-profit ACE providers, even though they enroll almost half-million (almost 12%) of the country’s 4.2 million vocational education Continue Reading

Digital inclusion strategy necessary for Australia’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups

A digital inclusion strategy is necessary to achieve proper post-secondary education and training for Australia’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities and groups. That is the conclusion of Community Colleges Australia (CCA) following initial analysis of data from its survey of members’ experience with online learning resulting from Coronavirus shutdowns and social distancing requirements. “Across CCA’s members, on average just over Continue Reading

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