Better projects, better outcomes, better pathways
Adult Community Education (ACE) supports community-based pathways for people to build and improve their foundation skills and to take their next steps for adult education that transitions students to vocational education and training (VET) courses, apprenticeships, traineeships, higher education, and employment.
The ACE Information Day brought together community education providers, highlighted examples of the great work being delivered in the ACE sector, and discussed how we can continue to work together to grow our outcomes and support strong pathways for learners.
Attendees were joined by the Honourable Blair Boyer MP, Minister for Education, Training and Skills who discussed the importance of foundation skills and the State Government’s commitment to ACE through increased funding and priorities for lifting foundation skills in South Australia as a critical part of workforce and economic participation.
Guest presenters also included Jenny Macaffer, the Chief Executive Officer of Adult Learning Australia, Kerrie Akkermans, Chief Executive Officer of Community Centres SA, and several ACE providers discussing their experiences delivering ACE.
The presentations and clips of the day are provided for your information and reference below. If you would like to provide feedback or raise questions, you are welcome to contact us on 1800 673 097.
Thank you to all the presenters, peak organisation representatives and ACE providers for attending, both in-person and online.
Skills SA looks forward to continuing to work with you to deliver community-based education in South Australia.
To hear from the guest speakers and listen their presentations, see below:
Part 1 - Madeline Richardson & Jenny Mcaffer
Hear Madeline Richardson, Deputy Chief Executive, Head of Skills SA, Department for Education and Jenny Macaffer, Chief Executive Officer, Adult Learning Australia discuss 'Unleashing the potential: The importance of Adult Community Education'.
Part 2 -The Hon. Blair Boyer MP
Hear The Hon. Blair Boyer MP, Minister for Education, Training and Skills on 'Unleashing the potential: The importance of Adult Community Education'.
Pt 3 - Kerrie Akkermans
Hear Kerrie Akkermans, Chief Executive, Community Centres SA, discuss 'Unleashing the potential: The importance of Adult Community Education'.
Part 4 - Mark Kemperman
Hear Mark Kemperman, Manager Training Products and Capability, Skills SA on 'Reflection & Snapshot: ACE Providers'.
Pt 5 - Kerryn van Dyk, Alison Davies & Teena Anish
Hear Kerryn van Dyk, Focus One Health, Alison Davies, Community Development Coordinator, Morella Community Centre, and Teena Anish, Project Manager, Adult Community Education, Morella Community Centre, discuss ‘Promoting Sector Pathways’.
Part 6 - Andrea Rivett
Hear Andrea Rivett, Principal Consultant Course Development, Skills SA on 'Sector Growth: Creating Solutions'.
Part 7 - Kerryn van Dyk
Hear Kerryn van Dyk, Focus One Health discuss 'Educator Development: Language, Literacy and Numeracy'.
Part 8 - Mark Kemperman
Hear Mark Kemperman, Manager Training Products and Capability, Skills SA on 'Supporting Educator Excellence & Development'.