Adult Community Education funding​

The Adult Community Education (ACE) program provides government funding to community-based organisations that help people develop foundation skills in language, literacy, numeracy, computing and personal skills.

Community-based learning

Community-based learning increases skills and confidence, leading to renewed interest and the ability to participate in formal education and training, volunteering or work.

It is delivered in easy to access, informal community settings and delivers both accredited and non-accredited training in response to community needs and demand.

ACE providers

ACE providers are not-for-profit, community-based groups which are able to demonstrate that they have adult education and training as a key focus. They are located in communities across the state and provide low or no cost training in the development of foundation skills.

Apply to become an ACE provider

Community-based organisations can apply to be listed as an Adult Community Education (ACE) provider and therefore be eligible to apply for ACE Foundation Skills Grant funding for accredited and non-accredited training programs.

Application is a two-step process:

  1. Apply for listing as an ACE provider, and
  2. Apply for ACE program funding.

Apply to be listed as an ACE provider

Community-based groups must apply to be listed as ACE providers before being eligible to apply for government funding.

To be listed as an ACE program provider:

  • read the guidelines and criteria
  • contact the ACE program to obtain a listing application.

Apply for ACE program funding

Grant applications for the 2018-19 ACE program are now closed.

Already an ACE provider?

See the ACE toolkit

For more information

Call the Skills and Employment Infoline on 1800 506 266 or email

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