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