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New York Times Australian Bureau Chief to Speak at CCA AGM

The New York Times Australian Bureau Chief, Damien Cave (pictured), will be the guest speaker at the Community Colleges Australia (CCA) Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held on Tuesday 30 November. Mr Cave, who opened the Sydney-based office of the Times in 2017, recently published his book, Into the Rip, in which he provides insights into how Australian Continue Reading

CCA report highlights how NSW ACE providers reach vulnerable and disadvantaged students

The latest Community Colleges Australia (CCA) report shows how NSW adult and community education (ACE) providers significantly over-perform on almost all tracked measures in reaching vulnerable and disadvantaged students. This achievement results from targeted government funding, which combines with the ability of NSW ACE providers to use those funds effectively and successfully, to meet training outcomes for key equity groups. Continue Reading

Australian ACE Providers Support National Digital Inclusion Priorities

The just released 2021 Australian Digital Inclusion Index shows that 1 in 4 Australians are digitally “excluded” and 11% of Australians are “highly excluded” from digital life. Those being left behind include mobile-only users, people over 75 years, people who did not complete secondary school, people who rent from a public housing authority, or fall into the lowest income quintile Continue Reading

Australia returns to training – What’s next?

(This article by CCA CEO Dr Don Perlgut examines what Australian training providers can do as they “return to training” as government restrictions ease.) Australian training providers being encouraged to return to training, with the official ending of lockdowns in New South Wales and the ACT. In NSW, this will be followed by imminent and progressive re-opening this month (with Continue Reading

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