The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has found “the conduct of the vaccine rollout, especially to people living in residential disability settings and disability support workers was ‘seriously deficient’”, undertaken without consulting the disability sector. The draft report identifies three core problems with the rollout...Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused “disadvantaged Australians [to] face triple jeopardy – low vaccination rates, greater likelihood of being infected with COVID-19, and higher risks of serious disease and death from COVID-19,” writes Anne Kavanagh in The Conversation. There is a fourth jeopardy for disadvantaged Australian adults during COVID-19: the loss of...Read more
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...Read more
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.Read more
BackgroundDespite a devastating wave of COVID-19 infections since late June, both New South Wales and Victoria are making plans for a re-opening...
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...Read more
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...Read more