All CCA staff continue to work 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 if you need to get in contact.

Community Colleges Australia is the peak body that represents not-for-profit
adult and community education providers

Latest News

CCA calls for expressions of interest to present at the 2023 October Conference

Do you want to speak at the Community Colleges Australia (CCA) Annual Conference in October 2023? We have commenced preparation of the Conference program. Do you have any ideas worth sharing with Australia’s most accomplished adult and community education (ACE) leaders? Have you recently completed educational research worthy of wide dissemination? Have you developed or implemented any innovative approaches to Continue Reading

Message from the Chair of the Board of Community Colleges Australia, David Mackay

Dear friend of Community Colleges Australia, It is with both sadness and gratitude that I announce that after more than seven years of service, Dr Don Perlgut has resigned from his position as CEO of Community Colleges Australia (CCA), effective 14 July 2023. Since he commenced as CEO in late 2015, Don has played a critical role in the development, Continue Reading

CCA releases 2023 NSW Election Policy Platform

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has released its NSW Election Policy Platform for the upcoming 25 March election. The platform has been sent to all major candidates for the lower house, with a request for their support for adult and community education (ACE) providers during the next term of government. The Policy Platform requests the next New South Wales Government to Continue Reading

The long tail of COVID-19 impacts Australian training

CCA CEO, Dr Don Perlgut, comments below on how COVID-19 impacts disadvantaged and vulnerable Australians and what that means for training engagement. ******** There is – and will be for some time to come – a “long tail” of impact by COVID-19 on disadvantaged Australians and communities, which will impact their ability to participate in training. This is especially significant Continue Reading

Thank you to our supporters

Role of Adult and Community Education in Sustaining Australian Democracy