Adult and community education – known as ACE – organisations shine in the NSW Upper Hunter Valley, providing great training services to many of the region’s vulnerable and disadvantaged communities and groups. In preparation for the upcoming Upper Hunter by-election on 22 May, Community Colleges Australia (CCA) has analysed the impact of...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
The National Skills Commission has announced a Care Workforce Labour Market Study. This in-depth study will examine the factors affecting the supply and demand of care workers both in the near term and longer term to 2050. It results from a direct request from the Prime Minister to National Skills Commissioner,...Read more
Governance and resilience in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for Australian not-for-profit organisations, including adult and community education (ACE) providers. “The COVID-19 pandemic had an immediate and profound effect on the social sector. Funding and resources dried up, with 50% of charities reporting a loss of revenue...Read more
The release of the report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has again placed aged care training under the spotlight. This training is a “bread and butter” for Australia’s not-for-profit adult and community education providers (read CCA’s analysis of the Royal Commission report). Aged care training will...Read more
The independent Australian think tank the Grattan Institute has released a report that shows the COVID recession has hit women much harder than men, an impact that will compound women’s lifetime economic disadvantage. According to the Institute, Australian women copped a triple-whammy:Read more
- they lost more jobs than men – almost 8% at...