ACFE publications and research

​The Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board operates in accordance with the Education and Training Reform Act 2006

Ministerial statement

In November 2019, the Minister for Training and Skills and Minister for Higher Education released a Ministerial Statement outlining a six-year reform agenda for adult community education in Victoria. To read the full statement, see: Ministerial Statement on the Future of Adult Community Education in Victoria 2020-25


The Adult, Community and Further Education Board leads adult community and further education in Victoria and oversees Victorian Government funding to the Learn Local sector. This strategy establishes a blueprint for the Board and the Learn Local sector for the six years from 2020 to 2025.

Previous strategies

Annual reports

Copies of the current and previous years' ACFE Board Annual Reports are available to download. Copies of Annual Reports are also available to view at the State Library of Victoria and the National Library of Australia. To read each years' report, see: Annual Reports


The ACFE Board’s research strategy supports Learn Local sector policy development and implementation. Below are a selection of research reports and initiatives to promote effective use of research in Learn Local education and training sector.

Pre-accredited Learner Journey Report

This report shows who participated in pre-accredited training from 2013-2016 and how they progressed in their learning. It covers training trends and general patterns to understand pre-accredited program activity. As this is a trend analysis, the report outlines general patterns, rather than individual achievements.

Learner trend data includes:

  • The types of people who participate the most in pre-accredited training

  • The types of pre-accredited training received

  • Possible pathways into accredited training.

The report was undertaken by Deloitte Access Economics in late 2017.

Pre-accredited Learner Journey: Participation, training outcomes and patterns in the Victorian pre-accredited sector

Other Reports

CALD Settlement and Possibilities Reports (2010)