Adult Community Education

We have released two Position Statements to the media. The most recent Position Statement calls for the following:

1. The SA Government urgently develops and funds a plan to address the identified gap in policy and service provision for people who are not “work ready” which has resulted from the shift in Department of Innovation and Skills ACE funding.

2. The plan requires a home – a nominated government department to take carriage of this significant community issue – a department that will work collaboratively and in a co design manner to identify and shape the best ways to support adult community education for non work ready people.

ABC News Report

ACE participant’s stories that tell the Importance of ACE in their lives

Surviving To Thriving

Through a pilot program developed by CCSA, Aaron overcame significant barriers to achieve his dream of both education and employment. This was achieved through attending an ACE program to develop his literacy skills, which led to further formal education. This transformed his life to be treated as an equal, empowered him and allowed him to participate meaningfully in our society.

Morella Community Centre

Did you know that over 35,000 people are in contact with one of our 106 centres across South Australia every week?

This video filmed at the Morella Community Centre gives a wonderful insight into the role of community and neighbourhood centres and their Adult Community Education programs in celebrating diversity and building social cohesion in local communities across South Australia.

Zoe’s Journey – Finding a place to belong

The Adult Community Education (ACE) program delivered in many community centres returns an economic benefit of up to 6.5 times the investment over 5 years.

Zoe uses her own story to connect with those she works with at the open and non-judgement learning environment of the Pooraka Farm Community Centre, in relation to Adult Community Education. Watch her story to find out how important it is to have a place where you feel like you belong and that sharing your experience can help others.

“If you do not step forward you will always be in the same place.”