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.Read more
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...Read more
This week’s Commonwealth Budget is the most important one for the Australian adult and community education (ACE) sector in many years.Read more
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%)...
Australia needs a national policy on adult literacy and numeracy, and a whole of government commitment to addressing persistent literacy issues. Around 44% of Australian adults lack the literacy skills and 55% lack the numeracy skills to cope with the demands of everyday life, according to the 2011-2012 Programme for the International...Read more
In preparation for CCA’s upcoming 2021 National ACE Summit, CCA is reviewing the contributions from major organisations working in foundation skills (literacy, language, numeracy, digital and employability) and aged care. Below is a summary of the submission by the Reading Writing Hotline – the national Commonwealth-funded adult...Read more