Who we work with

Following is a list of organisations which support the Learn Local sector.

Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board

The ACFE Board is a statutory authority of the Victorian Government. Its role is to plan and promote adult learning, allocate resources, develop policies, and advise the Minister for Training and Skills on matters related to adult education in Victoria. Through the Board, the Victorian Government provides funding to Learn Local providers, and CAEand AMES Australia, for delivery of education and training programs to a broad range of Victorians over compulsory school-leaving age - young people, older people, people with special needs, people from diverse cultural backgrounds – with a special focus on people who have had limited prior access to education. The Board is supported by the Department of Education and Training's Engagement, Participation and Inclusion Division located within Higher Education and Skills.

Website: Adult, Community and Further Education Board

Adult and Community Education Victoria (ACEVic)

ACEVic is a peak body for the adult community education sector. ACEVic provides a range of services to support organisations’ Committees of Management with their obligations as employers. It also provides support to Boards and Committees of Management and their management staff with Human Resources and Industrial Relations advice.

Website: Adult and Community Education Victoria 

Adult Learning Australia (ALA)

ALA is the national peak body for adult and community education with organisation members in each state and territory of Australia. ALA provides services to adult community education providers including a national professional-development conference, they support Adult Learners' Week, and celebrate achievements in adult learning with the Australian Annual Adult Learning Awards. ALA produces a quarterly e-magazine, Quest, and they publish the Australian Journal of Adult Learning, a peer-reviewed journal containing information and analysis of the theory, research and practice of adult education and learning.

Website: Adult Learning Australia

ACE DisAbility Newtork

The ACE DisAbility Network supports Learn Local providers to better meet the diverse needs of learners with a variety of disabilities by educating and supporting the Learn Local sector to develop inclusive policy and practice. Topics include: Disability awareness definitions, services and technical support services; legislation and obligations; classroom resources; services and support; funding options. The Network supports and assists the community by: promoting information sharing with respect to disability; providing training and professional development on a wide range of disability issues; promoting the development of strong networks that strengthen and improve service delivery to people with disability; providing support, advice and practical assistance to adult education and community providers in order that they may work more effectively with people with disability

Website: ACE DisAbility Network

Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV)

The CEAV is a not for profit association that represents school-based careers practitioners and related professionals – this includes school staff in the careers role, VET coordinators, MIPS coordinators and Work Experience Coordinators. The prime role of the association is to provide professional development to members.

Website: Career Education Association of Victoria

Community Colleges Australia (CCA)

CCA is a peak body representing not-for-profit community owned providers of adult and youth education, training and learning in a local environment. They aim to: increase the awareness of the sector and its place in the economic and social fabric of the nation; build business opportunities for their members; and advocate at all levels of government on the value of their members' undertakings.

Website: Community Colleges Australia

Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA)

ITECA is the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education and vocational education and training sector.

Website: Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia

Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLEN)

LLENs connect employers, education and training providers, government groups, agencies and individuals to help turn business and community needs and ideas into new and innovative programs for young people. LLENs work particularly to assist those at risk of making poor transitions from compulsory schooling to the next stage of their lives and careers. For education and training providers, joining a LLEN can help to target programs to real needs in the community. LLENs are managed by the Victorian Department of Education and Training. There are 31 LLENs in Victoria.

Website: Local Learning and Employment Network

Neighbourhood Houses Victoria (NHV)

The NHV is the peak body for Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres in Victoria. NHV's current membership includes just about all the Neighbourhood Houses and Neighbourhood Centres in the state.

Website: Neighbourhood Houses Victoria

University of the Third Age (U3A)

U3A Network Victoria supports and advocates for the 108 affiliated U3A organisations in Victoria who have a collective membership of about 38,000 individual members. 

The U3A Network supports member organisations with resources and guidelines that assist organisations, including tutors and program managers, to locally develop and deliver educational programs as well as physical and social activities for older Victorians.

Website: University of the Third Age

Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council (VALBEC)

VALBEC is a not for profit, volunteer managed, professional organisation that has represented the adult literacy, numeracy and basic education fields in Victoria for over 30 years. Their core business is to provide information and professional development support for members and the wider field. Central to the role of the committee is advocacy and advice on curriculum, government policy and matters that impact on practitioners and learners in Victoria and nationally through their links with Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL).

Website: Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council