Community education providers
Adult community education
This discussion paper outlines current Australian government support for foundation skills training in remote areas. The paper has been prepared to seek public views on how training delivery can be strengthened.
Adult language, literacy, numeracy and digital skills, as well as employability skills, are often referred to as foundation skills—key ingredients that help people get a job and remain employed. This research explores the enrolment paths, program completions and employment and further study outcomes of learners...
Too many Australians leave school with language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy (LLND) skills gaps that limit opportunities and life choices. This inquiry report finds that improving adult LLND skills in Australia will help individuals find meaningful employment, earn higher wages and achieve personal fulfillment.
In the coming years, labour markets will face significant challenges. In this context, reskilling and upskilling of adults is an urgent priority for all. This policy manual presents a range of policy options and concrete actions that can inspire and guide work at the local...
This research investigates the contribution community education providers make to foundation skills training in regional Australia, the models of delivery which seemed to work best, and whether the undertaking of foundation skills training helps build social and human capital of the individual and broader community.
This review makes 28 recommendations to improve the Continuing Professional Development regime for lawyers in Victoria.
As information providers and hubs for lifelong learning, libraries have always been resources for helping communities develop media literacy skills. This guide offers resources and ideas to plan programs and activities to teach media literacy skills to adults.
In this paper, the authors analyse the impact of adult education and training on labour market outcomes. Using the New Zealand Household Labour Force Survey linked to administrative education and earnings data, it is estimated that on average, studying for a tertiary qualification increases the...
This report summarises the advantages and disadvantages with various financial incentives to promote adult learning based on international and Australian experience. Drawing from these insights, as well as analysis of individual and firm-level barriers, the report provides policy recommendations for how Australia could reform its...
People from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds: an open access annotated bibliography (2nd edition)
This second edition of an open access annotated bibliography has been curated by a collective of scholars who share an interest in the impacts of forced migration on people from refugee, asylum seeking and CALD migrant backgrounds. These resources are intended to be shared with...
Community education providers and Western Sydney regional economic development: expanding capacity and contributions
Community Colleges Australia has produced this report for the NSW Department of Industry, with the aim to ensure that the NSW government can use the capacity of Western Sydney not-for-profit community education providers to support that region’s economic development priorities.
This document takes account of the skills implications of megatrends such as globalisation, digitalisation, population ageing, and migration. It incorporates new learning about skills policies that work in three broad components: developing relevant skills over the life course, using skills effectively in work and society...
The number and type of providers delivering vocational education and training (VET) in Australia is almost as varied as the types of students they serve and the training they deliver. Given the number of small VET providers in the system, NCVER wanted to get a...
In 2018, the Prime Minister announced an independent review of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector to examine ways to deliver skilled workers for a stronger economy. The review was led by the Honourable Steven Joyce, a former New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education...
Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA) national strategy for language in education and training
Language is a fundamental resource for all learning and a means by which Australia can achieve outcomes in educational excellence, equity, Indigenous reconciliation and social cohesion.
In this American Dream Literacy Initiative 10-year retrospective report, you'll learn more about how this grant has helped nearly 200 libraries across the United States enhance their services for adult learners.
Scoping the ecological footprints and handprints of QUT Kelvin Grove Campus and Village: collective student project
This report presents the students’ combined contributions to a sustainability scoping review and recommended audit tools for Queensland University of Technology and associated businesses at Kelvin Grove Campus and Village located 6 kilometres north of the Central Business District of Brisbane, Queensland.
The role of New South Wales community education providers in regional and rural economic development
This report examines the capacity of New South Wales community education providers to contribute to regional and rural economic development.
This partnership strategy was formulated by Yarra Neighbourhood Houses and representatives of Yarra City Council. The Neighbourhood Houses and Council have a mutual goal to engage with the Yarra community in determining the provision of equitable recreational, social, vocational training, environmental and other health and...
This strategic plan sets priorities and measures to ensure that National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) operations and services create a place where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can access opportunities to achieve excellence. This strategic plan sets out NCIE's priorities for 2018-2020 and...
Opportunity through online learning: improving student access, participation and success in higher education
This report outlines research from Australia and the UK informing ten 'National Guidelines to Improve Student Outcomes in Online Education'.
Australian governments should increase investment in community education to address higher levels of disadvantage and unemployment in rural and regional Australia, according to this report.
LABE mid-term review of the Mother-Tongue Education project: improving educational access and outcomes for marginalised children in post-conflict Northern Uganda (phase 2)
This report project examined ways to build multi-stakeholder capacity that would result in returning pupils to primary schools at the end of a 30-year period of war and conflict.