Community Colleges Australia (CCA) is committed to providing input into the adult education policy debate at federal, state and territory government levels. CCA undertakes to express its members’ interests to ensure that the vital work undertaken by locally-owned NFP education providers of VET, foundation courses, personal development and life-long learning is acknowledged and represented in future government agendas.

This includes not only education policy, but other key areas that CCA members work across, including social inclusion, disability, health and ageing, Indigenous, re-engaging youth and refugee/migrant education.

Recent contributions from CCA include the following:



Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Students of NSW Community Education Providers Analysis of Participants in Government-Funded VET 2016. Link to Submission


Submission to the Review of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (NVETR) Act 2011. Link to Submission

Supplementary Submission to the National Vocational Education Training Regulator Review: Marketing and Naming". Link to Submission


Community Colleges Australia Policy on TAFE and Community Education – submitted to the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments as well as TAFE Directors Australia. Link to Policy

Submission on Community Service Obligation Funding for NSW Community Colleges. Link to Submission


The Role of Community Education in Australian Regional and Rural Economic Development - research, policy and recommendations to the Commonwealth, state and territory governments. Link to Policy Paper



Submission to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training on the Implementation of the VET Student Loans Program. Link to Submission


Submission to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) on RTO marketing and naming. Link to submission


Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Human Services. Link to submission


Submission to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training on the Redesign of VET FEE-HELP. Link to submission


Policy Statement of Ethics Regarding Vocational Education and Training and VET FEE-HELP. Link to policy statement



Response to the Victorian Government VET Funding Review Issues Paper. Link to policy submission.


Submission to the Victorian Government on the Independent Review into VET Funding. Link to submission


Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the operation, regulation & funding of private VET providers in Australia. Link to submission

Submission to the VET Reform Taskforce – Discussion Paper on Training Packages and Accredited Courses. Link to Submission



Submission to the Department of Industry Discussion Paper: Towards a Contestable Model Industry Engagement in Training Package Development. Link to submission


Submission to the Department of Industry Discussion Paper: Industry Skills Fund – Youth Pilot Programmes. Link to submission



Submission to the Independent Pricing & Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) pricing VET under Smart & Skilled Issues Paper. Link to submission


Submission to the ASQA 2013 Cost Recovery Impact Statement. Link to Submission

Submission to the National Skills Standards Council: Improving VET- The case for a new system. Link to submission



Submission to the VRQA Proposed Ministerial Order – VRQA fees Commentary on the Regulatory Impact Statement.  Link to submission


Review of the Standards for the regulation of VET consultation paper. Link to submission

Submission to the VET Transparancy Reform Branch (DIISRTE) VET Activity Data Collection. Link to submission


Submission to The Pathways Committee, Chaired by Ms Gabrielle Upton MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Tertiary Education and Skills. Link to submission


Submision to the Australian Charities & Not-for-Profits Commission Implementation Design: Discussion Paper. Link to submission

Pre 2012

Submission to DEC: Smart & Skilled-Making NSW number one. Link to Submission

Vocational Education & Training Fee and Funding Review – Submission to Expert Panel. Link to submission

Submission to VIC Essential Services Commission: VET Fee and Funding Review. Link to Submission

Submission to the National Foundation Skills Strategy Discussion Paper. Link to submission

Comments to the Productivity Commission Draft Report on VET Workforce. Link to submission

The National VET Equity Advisory Council (NVEAC):  Blueprint for Change. Link to submission