Adult community education​

Explore your options to start your learning journey. 

You can improve your foundation skills in language, literacy, numeracy, computing, and personal skills.

Courses are delivered in easy to access, informal community settings. You’ll learn with other adults in small groups, or even get one on one coaching. They are usually free or low cost.

"This ACE course has re-affirmed me. I have realised that I can confidently ‘be myself’ when applying for jobs. I have the confidence to express myself more openly in job applications and interviews".

- Bronwyn Trebilcock, 'Pathways to Work'. Read more about Bronwyn's story.

Your story starts here

Skills you can learn include:

  • using a computer
  • English language support
  • preparing to get your Ls – road rules, signs and road markings, and safety
  • communication for work
  • budgeting – setting financial goals, calculating income and living expenses
  • basic home maintenance – safety procedures and emergency situations
  • office computing skills – tables, charts, graphs, word processing and desktop publishing software, and internet.

Find a course near you

Use the map below to find details of your local Adult Community Education provider.

Face of ACE

In September 2017, the ACE Statement was released. The statement aims to strengthen the profile of the ACE Program and promote exemplary ACE learners. Face of ACE provides an opportunity for Community Centres to tell us about their outstanding learners and projects. Selected nominees will share their story, highlighting the work that your centre does with the community, and the impact that ACE has on individuals, their families and communities. To read stories of our selected nominees, see Face of ACE.

How to apply

If you have a learner or project who you’d like to see recognised, complete the nomination form.

Download and complete the consent form and attach a high‐quality image of the nominee where indicated in the application.

Face of ACE nominations are open on a rolling intake.

For more information or to discuss your submission, phone Leah Tickle on 8429 2812 or email

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